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Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

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Old 07-25-2007, 11:28 AM
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Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

Ok, these images are being processed somehow and I can not for the life of me duplicate it.

The background is becoming extremely contrasty and saturated, and yet the flesh tones on the models become broad and smooth (better than any skin processing I've seen in fact). For example in the first pair of images, notice near the models chest in the un-processed image, the brown tone of her skin almost perfectly matches the brown curtain in the background - and yet, after processing, the curtain becomes blown out.

I have to assume this process is completely automated, because the images come from a site that is updated daily with about 10 models. If you are interested, I can fwd you the site, but it does contain nudity.

Can anyone replicate this and let me know what genius act it took to be done?

Scott
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:56 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

it looks like a plug in, i recall seeing a sample that looks similar to the effect above:

http://www.autofx.com/mystical_ttc/mystical_ttc.html
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:04 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

just mask out the model and you can do whatever you want right? this was done in less than a minute.........take 3mins and ik looks good.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:08 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

what a cheesy pic btw
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:15 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

thanks pixelzombie - you may be onto something here - it looks like the plugin may be applying saturation based on focus or luminance or something, and allows you to apply some basic masking. I'll give it a try.

mcupido - did you see the processed images? your 1min result looks nothing like them, especially dealing with the flesh hilites. And the 'cheesyness' of the photo is kind of irrelevant. I am looking at what appears to be a rather advanced image processing technique that could be quite useful to people going after that hard to achieve smooth skin look.


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Old 07-25-2007, 01:25 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

sorry dude .......

try kodak airbrush plug-in for smooth skin....
http://www.asf.com/products/plugins/.../pluginAIRPRO/
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:23 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

this effect is done in 2 ways...first the skin, then the background.,.or the other way around...there must be a reason why the pictures with the effect is smaller then the original...maybe the contrast get's too high in the background...???

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Old 07-25-2007, 02:53 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

I think the images are smaller because they are used for links to picture albums is all...
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:03 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

okey...I was thinking in that direction afterwards...but why are the original pictures bigger?

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Old 07-25-2007, 04:31 PM
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Re: Can ANYONE help me duplicate this effect?

I don't think this is one process. I think the saturation and lightness of the background is done in one process, and the skin in another. For the skin, it's definitely been smoothed, and then maybe even something like a softlite layer. There are already plenty of highlights in her skin, and they'd get enhanced with some of these processes. If not to the degree you'd want, you could always go back with some layer masking and curves adjustments.

If you're looking for a shorter process, I have no idea. But I'd be interested in it too!
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