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Old 01-20-2007, 11:59 PM
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Mother of All Scarred Models

OK, here's a model with the worst skin ever. I'm not quite sure how to handle it, so I wanted to see how some of you may treat it. She is so covered in bumps, that there is no good texture to sample from. She also has a scarred upper lip. I gave it a try, but I already know that Ant will be writhing in my magnifying glass (my ignorance being the sun). Anyhow, if any of you have suggestions for exzema skin, that would be appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:20 AM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

I don't see any eczema here -- that's usually discolored skin, I thought.

I don't see a problem with this woman's skin that the usual retouching wouldn't take care of; I think you've oversmoothed in your "after" version -- no one's skin is that smooth, is it? Not even a baby...
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:02 AM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Try reducing the Opacity of the smoothed layer so some of the grain starts to show through
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:27 AM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

I used Katrin Eisman's soft focus technique. I used less blurring.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:45 AM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Looks a lot better because you can see some of the skin texture now
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:59 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Great picture..softened it up some..then tried to bring back the light sheen.
(Lost some smoothening on the downsizing..oh well)
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:15 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

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I used Katrin Eisman's soft focus technique. I used less blurring.
good job phillbach, could you explain a little about this technique please?
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:32 PM
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Great picture..softened it up some..then tried to bring back the light sheen.
(Lost some smoothening on the downsizing..oh well)
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Good job but still looks a bit plasticy imho
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:17 PM
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Re: Mother of All Scarred Models

Alright. I worked some of her texture back in. I touched up what I was too lazy to do before I softened. Softening is kinda like a nicotine habit... I get frustrated and then just blur up at the slightes bit of trouble. I'll have to get the gaussian patch. This may still be too soft for some of your tastes.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:46 AM
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Soft Focus Technique

Well a good technique which I didn't use is Ro's degrunge technique which is located in the tutorial section here. The technique I used is described in Katrin Eisman's 3rd edition of "Photoshop Restoration and Retouching" page 376. I like it because its easy and you can control many variables. At any rate here is how it goes.

Copy the Layer and use Screen Blending mode. Use an aggressive Gaussian Blur to this layer like 30. Next Copy that layer and use mutliply blending mode. Adjust the opacity of the layer to a luminosity that sort of matches the initial, background Layer.

Select the Screen Layer and Select the Multiply Layer and in the layers menu select new Group from Layers option. To this group layer apply a group mask and then paint the mask.
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