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Old 06-22-2017, 11:52 AM
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Natural retouch

Hi,

this is a retouch of a raw image of a member of the forum (I understand no one cares about the before image): http://i.pi.gy/2Bk9.jpg

My aim was to do a natural retouch. Still have a long way to go.

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:00 PM
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Re: Natural retouch

You've used some sort of filter, it really affects the image. Use DNB to even out tones, and cloning/healing to remove zits pimples, lines, hairs.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:17 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

Yep, for the most I used clone on the high freq layer in lighten/darken mode (sample and tap); I wonder what is the cross sign that moves when I tap, if I uncheck "align sample" it doesn't move.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:33 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

What is that filter you've used on the arms, chest? There is no need for it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:54 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

Do you mean the filter that gives sharpness overall? Otherwise no filter used locally.

EDIT: the crosshair moves random when I tap on the same spot that's what I meant in previous post.

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Old 06-23-2017, 04:10 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

Yes, because it's constantly picking from the same spot when you uncheck it.

EDIT: It shows you the source point.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:06 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

The look-like-filter on the arm and chest is basically very bad cloning. Anyway, I work on the high freq layer with the clone tool (current layer - lighten) with 30% flow sample and slowly paint or tap.

This way seems to work better for me instead of micro db. Then, I do db carving with larger brush.

I am just applying this:

http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/po...ng-and-cloning

What can you do on the HIGH layer?

• Using the clone (Usually with soft edges – “Current Layer” selected) tool in normal and both darken and lighten mode. But now, you’re only sampling the texture.
• Using the patch tool to replace texture.

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Old 06-23-2017, 06:11 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

Try healing more, and using cloning and healing for texture, not to smooth things out. I think you're using clone where you should be DNBing.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:19 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

One more from the set: http://i.pi.gy/Ormw.jpg
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:24 AM
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Re: Natural retouch

Texture is not uniform, and face is too bright IMHO.
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