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Old 12-10-2005, 09:23 PM
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retouching peach fuzz

Ok guys,

I'm dealing with some skin issues on a beauty shot. It has to maintain the skin's texture, but I'm trying to remove a hefty amount of peach fuzz from someone's cheek. Has anyone ever dealt with this. tried going line by line, but it takes abhorrently long that way, and still doesn't seem to give me exactly what I'm looking for. It's pretty detailed as it's shot closeup and on a Valeo 22. Any suggestions from anyone?

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Old 12-10-2005, 10:42 PM
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Peach Fuzz

Yes, suggest you attached a copy of the image so folks can scope the magnitude, Rgds, MM
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:37 PM
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Does this thread help?
http://photoshoptechniques.com/forum...ead.php?t=8822
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:24 AM
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kev,

welcome to RP.

what's a valeo 22?

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Old 12-11-2005, 12:31 AM
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No suggestions but faced with same problem and no solution.

I saw a retouch job of an extreme close up of a models face which showed extreme peach fuzz on the nose and very deep skin texture. It was a french retoucher with 'ray' something in the title and high end clients. He did an excellent job of retouching. I grabed the before and after to see if I could duplicate what he did. I can not even come close.

The fuzz is white. If you try to darken the fuzz you get dark areas on both sides of the hair even with a one pixel brush, the hair is so fine. Remove the darkeness and it lightens the hair so you darken again. Back and forth until its gone. Takes forever and even then the results were not that good. Using 50% gray overlay dodge and burn layer.

I am going to play with the methods in the TBone tutorial mentioned above and see if I can come up with anything. If I do, I will post the results.

I've ran into this before but usually in fairly small areas like under the lips where it's not too bad to remove. So a good technique to handle this would be a very nice thing to have.

Found the web site: http://www.rayfresh.com/
Take a look and see what you think of his work.

Larry
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:56 AM
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thanks guys

I'm going to try a couple of those technniques. My main problem is that lately everything I get is shot digitally on 22 megapixel backs so they're about 4000x5300 pixels in native resolution, so when you're talking about a closeup of someone face, I see every last bit of roughness in the skin. Every line shows, and it's rather difficult at times to keep the texture when doing it to that degree unless I go in line by line, which takes too long. Anyway, I'm going to try the high pass/median filter method and see where that takes me.
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:26 AM
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Peach Fuzz ??

Never heard that term before LOL

I am guessing you mean hair?
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:28 AM
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Using the nose example by rayfresh, you can get his results by applyin a Dust and Scratches filter (12/17 settings) to a duplicate layer. Use a layer mask on this to bring back the original detail where needed.
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:39 AM
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Using the nose example by rayfresh, you can get his results by applyin a Dust and Scratches filter (12/17 settings) to a duplicate layer. Use a layer mask on this to bring back the original detail where needed.
Hi Vikki
This is only partly on topic, but how did you extract the nose image from rayfresh's site? I tried but failed

Pierre
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:01 AM
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"print screen" (captures screen to clipboard), "paste" in Photoshop.
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