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Old 06-07-2006, 10:24 AM
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natural retouching


I'am trying to find out how to accomplish natural retouching like the photography of for example cyril lagel:

Some professionals saying they are don't using any blurring. Are they using only dodge/burn and darken or brighten every pixel ? I am not sure how the dodge and burn method is really working. Another part are the color tones. The skin looks very bright and desaturated. I think there is no secret behind it because they are no different from anybody else.

Sometimes I had some blotchy parts on the skin and I don't know how to get rid of them. I try to darken or brighten the parts using dodge and burn with very low opacty (5-10%) but it doesn't look like an integrated part.

best regards,
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:39 AM
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try this tutorial
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:09 PM
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CyberCat - Thanks for that link! I am about to try that out right now, but if it works like it is shown, this is awesome!


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Old 06-07-2006, 12:18 PM
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There is a new airbrush action included with 1ClickActions that works far better than I expected. I don't think its listed on their website yet (they send free updates to existing users by email) as I only received it a few days ago but its proving its worth already. It manages to smooth skin without destroying tonality and texture completely.

PS I don't have any connection with the company other than being a satisfied user.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:13 AM
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Thanks for the link. Up to now I never used the patch tool by this means.
But the photographies on this site are not very professional.
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