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Pitting and discoloration on flesh tones

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:13 PM
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Re: Pitting and discoloration on flesh tones

A lot of fun but a great many steps.

* I duplicated the Background Layer twice.
* On the first duplicate I run Neat Image (defaul settings).
* On the second duplicate (on top) I run Gaussian Blur, added some noise and adjusted its Opacity. I, then, added a Layer Mask and, with a soft black brush, I painted over eyes, nose and mouth to uncover those sharper features from the underlying 'Neat Image' Layer.
* Merged Visible.
* Created a Levels Adjustment Layer to improve contrast.
* Created a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer (colorize option checked) to give a light tint to the picture.
* Added a little Noise + Soft Gaussian Blur (radius = 0.3-5).
* Created a New empty Layer > Blending Overlay and with a soft black/white Brush (Opacity 10-20%) I painted over areas I wanted to emphisize/highlight.
* I further enhanced the contrast using Unsharp Mask (Amount>20%, Radius>50, Threshold>0).


Played with the color and the noise to get it this far. Cleaned up the background and here is the result after about 20 minutes.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:40 PM
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Re: Pitting and discoloration on flesh tones

noise removal,

median filter

color balance adjustment layer

smudging/cloning

hue/sat adjustment layer

a little bit of clarify

brightness/contrast adjustment layer
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:01 PM
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Re: Pitting and discoloration on flesh tones

ByRo:
That is an incredible job especially on the face. I have been working for hours and can't achieve what you have. Did you do that with the smudge tool?
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:11 AM
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Re: Pitting and discoloration on flesh tones

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ByRo:... Did you do that with the smudge tool?
Yes. Some folks regard this as "cheating" but as I always say, it's the client who decides. People around here seem to prefer "looks like new" to "historically accurate".
However I will always do my smudging with the original image on a layer that I can turn on and off to make sure I'm not distorting any important details.

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