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Old 07-27-2005, 04:02 AM
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Dealing with skin blemishes

I am currently working on this photograph for a client. I am wondering if anyone has some good techniques to subtly smooth out skin blemishes - in particular some areas of the face and the sun mark accross the chest.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

any ideas on cleaning up the messy armpit would also be appreciated.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:47 AM
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Hi jasosmith,

Welcome to RP!

I had a quick go at your picture ....

To smooth the skin I used a slight variation of the method described by MBChamberlain in this Thread .. just scroll the page to find his posts ...

To remove the 'sun mark accross the chest', I created a new blank Layer (Blending>Lighten) and, with a soft brush (Opacity 20-30%), sampling lighter colour from the sorrounding areas, I carefully painted over the mark ... Blur the 'Lighten' Layer and tweak its Opacity until you are satisfied ....

Used the Levels to brighten and USM to lightly sharpen the bride only.

Hope this helps ...
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:56 AM
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Hi Jason,

which version of Photoshop do you use?

With Photoshop 7, I used to reduce blemishes by using a soft clone stamp with 50% opacity to paint over blemishes. Working with CS I'd try the spot healing brush, achieves very good results if you keep the radius so small it just covers the areas need to be retouched.

About the armpit, that's not an easy task since you don't want to wipe out the whole shadow but just flatten it a little. CS2s vanishing point filter might help.

Played a little with clone stamp only!

Patrick
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:59 AM
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excellent technique, flora!

i used flora's technique also and tried some other things after that. i cropped the image, blurred the background with selections and gausian blur, sharpened the whole picture, brightened up the face, masked the eyes and lips and ran a gausian blur on the mask. dropped the mask edit and ran a gausian blur on the whole. this left the eyes and lips sharpened but blurred down the sharpening noise on the rest.

Craig
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:18 AM
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My go at it...

I wanted to keep the texture of the skin instead of smoothing it out, although that looks great. I used the patch tool.

Just another solution.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:34 AM
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Here's my version- Basically the same as flora with the skin smoothing only I used the method from Katrins book. I also used curves and desaturated the yellow a bit and I gauss blurred the background- Sharpened her, you know-the usual.. But to make her really pop from the background- on a duplicate background change the mode to multiply, then use the marquee tool (feather 20) loosely draw around the bride. Hit delete, lower opacity to around 20% to darken the edges around her, make another dup layer and change the mode to soft light, again loosely draw around the bride, inverse the selection (under the select menu- Inverse) hit delete. lower opacity to your desire, mine was prob around 20% or lower. If you have any questions, please ask!

~Amber~
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:59 AM
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Here's my version- Basically the same as flora with the skin smoothing only I used the method from Katrins book. I also used curves and desaturated the yellow a bit and I gauss blurred the background- Sharpened her, you know-the usual.. But to make her really pop from the background- on a duplicate background change the mode to multiply, then use the marquee tool (feather 20) loosely draw around the bride. Hit delete, lower opacity to around 20% to darken the edges around her, make another dup layer and change the mode to soft light, again loosely draw around the bride, inverse the selection (under the select menu- Inverse) hit delete. lower opacity to your desire, mine was prob around 20% or lower. If you have any questions, please ask!

~Amber~

AND, you've done away with her teeth braces! Brilliant work you've done, Amber.

Maureen
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:04 PM
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Thanks for the kind words, Maureen..

~Amber~
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the kind words, Maureen..

~Amber~
No problem, Amber, I even saved your tutorial!

Maureen
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Old 07-28-2005, 12:33 AM
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Wow!!!

Great job everybody!!!!

For the 'skin' I like Bujo's version the best ... He/she really managed to completely remove the sun marks keeping the natural texture ... very well done!!!

... and Welcome to RP! to those I hadn't welcomed yet!!!
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