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Old 09-01-2003, 08:28 AM
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There's actually a tutorial on this site that explains how to do this kind of thing.

It helps to have a grain removal filter. Then there's a bunch of the regular tools, clone tool especially, using at a lower than 100% strength gives really good results.

After you smooth out the skin you want to add a layer of 50% grey (over the skin only), change the layer to soft light, then add noise, and for her dark skin, probably fade the filter in darken mode.

Mig
Thanks Mig,

Before posting I had gone through the tutorials, I have done a few touch ups myself. I just was never faced with a skin process such as the sample.
I have made a note of each contributors suggestions as each within there own have been helpful so far, yours too.
24K photos taken over this summer and this lady just happens to provide a challenge.

Thanks,
GlenG
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Old 09-01-2003, 08:40 AM
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http://members.ozemail.com.au/~binar...gspotting.html

Although written for dust busting, some info does apply.


http://members.ozemail.com.au/~binar...V_links.html#G

Grain, noise and descreen links, to help in smoothing.


http://members.ozemail.com.au/~binar...V_links.html#H

Photoshop 7 healing links.


http://members.ozemail.com.au/~binar...V_links.html#R

Rubber stamp and retouching links.


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Stephen Marsh.
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Old 09-01-2003, 08:59 AM
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B I N G O!,
Ken, that is exactly the look I need. Her skin is clean and refined, however maintining the details of her features ( no plastic surgery).

...and the steps are?

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GlenG

Here's what I did Glen

1, Cropped, mainly to end up with a smaller file size at the end.
2, Patch tool on her forehead with the sampled area coming from her left cheek.
3, Darkened the light spot on her forehead slightley by sampling a brown color from her face and painting over the light spot with the brush set to darken and at a low opacity, 15%.
4, A side note all this was done on a duplicated layer.
5, Ran it through Grain Surgery to reduce grain
6, Added a layer mask and painted out the smoothness created by grain surgery on her lips and eyes
7, Flattened and duped again
8, Filled entire image with a nice smooth skin texture using Alien Skin Splat plugin and then added a layer mask to paint out the texture everywhere except her face. Also painted it out on her eyes and lips and her bikini top.

That was it, as another side note, Splat will not work right if you try and use it on a layer with a layer mask, you have to add a layer mask AFTER Splat. I wrote them about this issue , but I never git a satisfactory answer. They just wanted to know my specific computer setup and I never heard back from them.


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Old 09-01-2003, 03:41 PM
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Here's what I did Glen

1, Cropped, mainly to end up with a smaller file size at the end.
2, Patch tool on her forehead with the sampled area coming from her left cheek.
3, Darkened the light spot on her forehead slightley by sampling a brown color from her face and painting over the light spot with the brush set to darken and at a low opacity, 15%.
4, A side note all this was done on a duplicated layer.
5, Ran it through Grain Surgery to reduce grain
6, Added a layer mask and painted out the smoothness created by grain surgery on her lips and eyes
7, Flattened and duped again
8, Filled entire image with a nice smooth skin texture using Alien Skin Splat plugin and then added a layer mask to paint out the texture everywhere except her face. Also painted it out on her eyes and lips and her bikini top.

That was it, as another side note, Splat will not work right if you try and use it on a layer with a layer mask, you have to add a layer mask AFTER Splat. I wrote them about this issue , but I never git a satisfactory answer. They just wanted to know my specific computer setup and I never heard back from them.


Ken
Thanks Ken,
I do not have the Alien skin but will look into getting the plugin. I honestly am overwhelmed at the level of contribution to this unique (mine) issue.
Thanks to all of you for excellent tutorials and sample images I will post up my final results. I must say though I downloaded the Neat Image software and so far in my trials I am impressed with its abilities.
Ken I hope I can repeat your sample as well.

Regards,
GlenG
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Old 09-01-2003, 06:03 PM
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Glen, you wouldn't have to buy Splat to apply a texture, you can do that with PS without any additional plugins. I only used that because I knew it had the texture I wanted.

Ken
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Old 09-01-2003, 06:37 PM
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Glen, you wouldn't have to buy Splat to apply a texture, you can do that with PS without any additional plugins....
Ken
Hi Ken,

Thanks, I may still add it as I need to ensure that I have the available tools to accomplish such tasks, should and if they arise.

- GlenG
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:25 PM
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Old 09-03-2003, 01:57 PM
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Okay, you folks have to stop this
That drawing is really cool. Margaret (the model) has already been impressed with the attention that she has seen so far with regards to her image correction. I will forward a copy of the darwing to her.

Thanks so much, very impressive work and help from this SIG.

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Old 11-22-2003, 03:04 PM
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Used the technique in jakaleens "how to remove acne" tut to get rid of the blemishes. add a colour balance layer to even out the skin tones. added new background, adjusted levels, enhanced the eyes, teeth & lips. added a new layer with a radial gradient fill with the gadient centered on the face. Changed the blending mode to soft light then reduced opacity. Then did a selective colour adjustment on the dress to make a light gold colour. Used the new photo filter in CS using the warming filter. I think thats all the steps!
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Old 11-22-2003, 04:30 PM
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