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Old 04-24-2003, 06:19 AM
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Soften Blotchyness of Baby Skin

Does anyone have suggestions on how to soften the blochiness of the baby skin in the attached sample? I have a high quality scan of the original pictures - so I have some pixels to work with.

I have attempted a new layer with smart blur and then used the eraser tool to open up areas where the blotchiness is worst.

Blur tool results were not that good (in my hands anyway)

I guess I should mention that I do want to be able to selectively soften the blotchiness if a wholistic technique for all the skin does not yield a satisfactory result.

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Old 04-24-2003, 06:45 AM
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Woops - you forgot your attachment, or it didn't attach correctly.
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Old 04-24-2003, 06:56 AM
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If you use photoshop 7 the "heal" tool works wonders.
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Old 04-24-2003, 09:05 AM
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Opps - here's the attachment

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Old 04-24-2003, 09:06 AM
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Healing Brush

The healing brush does not work well because the blochiness is almost a checkerboard pattern.

What about adjusting the color of the darker bloches?

Would love to hear from someone whose done this one before.
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Old 04-24-2003, 09:35 AM
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Can you send a larger picture, say a close up of the arm or leg skin?
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Old 04-24-2003, 09:39 AM
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PS: The discoloration is the vascluar pattern under the skin. It is normal. Body and ambiant temp has alot to do with the pattern. Maybe a curve adjustment on the skin only might be an option if you are being asked to get rid of it. If it is yourself that wants to get rid of it; it is normal, ask the client.
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:07 AM
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Yes I know it is normal

Yes I know it is normal, just want to soften it a little. I had been using smartblur and then found this reference to using smartblur for this exact problem.http://www.lonestardigital.com/smart_blur.htm (bottom of page).
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:52 AM
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I think it's whats known colloquially as 'Corn Beef Skin'.

If you want to eradicate it perhaps a selective colour adjustment layer to even out the darker pigments? (just a thought)
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:14 PM
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This was a pretty small sample, but anyway, here's what I did.

I only worked on the arm to show the difference, first I blurred only the red channel, that cleared up the blotchiness enough to let me use the healing tool effectively, that and some additional blurring cleared up the blochiness. Lastly I used variations to do some color correction.


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