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Old 10-16-2008, 12:38 AM
AndersN AndersN is offline
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

Thanks a lot for all these tips!
I'm experimenting all I can here with a couple of different pictures from the sets taken, with various amounts of success.. ;-)

I think basically I need to be a lot better in masking techniques and also get a better understanding of adjustment layers etc.

So far, the best we've seen according to our own values and wishes is the image made by Verywierd above, I'm studying than one as I try myself.

I'll make a list of what I and my wife have discussed as "goals" for the sets in general, and the image I posted specifically. I guess that would make it a lot easier for you to give me pointers in how and where to start..

Anders
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:21 PM
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

white balance
smooth skin
rotate and crop
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:25 AM
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

I think I'm getting the hang of things.. ;-)
However, the step "skin smoothing" is still something I cannot seem to get really right..

I've been doing a lot of spot healing, healing brush, blur brush etc. to remove unwanted features from the skin, but when it comes to "overall smoothing" I fail miserably.

The closest I seem to get is to make a mask for the skin areas, then make a new layer of it and apply a gaussian blur to it, then set fill and opacity of that new layer to let the original texture come through.
Doesn't seem to be just right though.. I saw somewhere that there is a way to create a "gaussian blur brush", but I can't recall how that was done.

Are there better ways than the track I'm focusing on?

Anders.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:13 AM
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

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Are there better ways than the track I'm focusing on?
Good retouching needs good photography.
I would start with that.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:22 AM
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

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Good retouching needs good photography.
I would start with that.
Naturally...
But at this time, the images are what they are, and I truly believe that if I can learn to retouch "not so good" images successfully, a good raw material would make even better results.
But maybe I'm just silly..
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:39 AM
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

Hi old one
been following along, like you learning, even though i tend to be in the photo art section more,
after your last post i wondered if you have seen this tutorial by ByRo ? it seems quite popular (there are a few other tuts that might be of use to you )

The young one

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Old 10-22-2008, 05:49 AM
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Re: Ideas for a "full glamour conversion"?

Actually I haven't... Thanks for the link!
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