Pain Train, you absolutely rock!
I'm glad you're on my side.
Thanks for the compliment. Glad to be on your side.
Pretty Awesome, dude! And much thanks
Thanks, and you're welcome.
Great work Pain Train...I had trouble with the shadow of the hat!!!!!
Thanks. I used a different source pic so I can't say how my shadow would have come out with the one provided in the OP.
How did you make his hand black? When I try to change skin tones, it never looks that good.
It was a multi-step process and, unfortunately, I don't remember the exact steps. I know I always start off with the hue
to see what that can accomplish. Sometimes just tweaking it a little bit can really matter once other alterations are made after that. Then I like to play around some with the levels
and then, in this case, I remember I used the color balance
to take out some of the red. I may have even slightly altered the brightness & contrast
to finalize things. Of course, there is certainly the possibility that I did something else somewhere along the way, too.
Next time I do a skin color change, I'll try to remember to write down exactly what I did.