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Old 08-28-2009, 07:05 AM
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Re: Ok here we go....what do you think?

Thanks for the advice. What do you mean by non destructive? I thought that would mean not affecting the original? I started of by removing spots and skin blemishes and then tidying up the eyebrows. I added the blur as the person whos pics they are wanted them that way.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:04 AM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

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Dodging and burning can emphasize shadows and highlights. However D&B can also eliminate them, selectively negate them, accentuate them, or totally invert them. You can also use D&B to completely smooth away any texture.
To smooth skin imperfections, and applying the K.I.S.S. m.o., I prefer to select the skin – not any other facial features – and blur it to taste. Like so:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...ybavlondob.jpg
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:21 AM
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Re: Ok here we go....what do you think?

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Thanks for the advice. What do you mean by non destructive? I thought that would mean not affecting the original? I started of by removing spots and skin blemishes and then tidying up the eyebrows. I added the blur as the person whos pics they are wanted them that way.
no, I don't think anyone would want BLUR on their skin if they'd know the difference

As u have been told in the other thread, look for D&B techniques

combination of healing and D&B + adj layers will give you a perfect looking picture with no blur applied.

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:36 AM
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Re: Ok here we go....what do you think?

Double Post (RP Wouldn't let me just type DP lol )
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:04 AM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

I use digital camera noise removal for softening skin.select only skin and apply it.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:18 AM
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I use digital camera noise removal for softening skin.select only skin and apply it.
Is this a plugin on PS? Don't think I have ever seen this tool.

Regarding the mentioned dodge and burn techniques I will look at this this weekend but is that essentially the same as creating 2 layers, setting them to colour burn and colour dodge blend mode and then brushing with white and black on each layer?
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:15 PM
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I use Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI .Maybe this can help you


http://www.peachpit.com/guides/conte...hop&seqNum=248

Or here is Photoshop action for reducing noise in digital images
http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com/...eReduction.zip

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http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com/...eReduction.htm
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:56 PM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

The first picture, lovely body you got the definition perfectly, maybe blur the background slightly, so the figure is more the focus.

I agree above with the comment on the beauty photographs, they remind me of too much flash, and look at any beautiful lady, your not going to see the angel light above their faces, not even on photographs that have been photoshop touched up, you need to enhance beauty, so everything thats mentioned above including the tutorials, are the way you will learn.

Been doing this for years now, not once had i been told how, i had to go do as many tutorials online first, then by buying the books.

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Old 08-30-2009, 02:30 AM
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

In the first I think you overdid his muscles a bit. In 2 I think she is too blurry and her skin needs texture. The 3rd her skin needs texture too and she seems too reddish instead of tan. You'll figure it out, just follow tutorials and advice and you'll develop more of an eye for things.
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Re: Newbie here can you give me your opinion?

Watch lots of tutorials and do lots of practise

You can get texture back in the skin by using a 50% neutral grey layer and then using the noise and emboss filters. I used the Surface Blur filter on the attached image and a couple of other things and then added the skin texture back.
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