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Difficult Skin Challenge!

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Old 08-05-2007, 02:21 PM
jamz jamz is offline
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Talking Difficult Skin Challenge!

Attached is a sample photo that I enhanced to exaggerate the pores, wrinkles, freckles etc. I shot this with a 50mm lens with some pretty harsh lighting that really brings out any skin flaws. And I also tweaked the contrast to make things challenging.

Not very flattering at all! Now with all of your skin manipulation techniques, let's see what can be done to refine the image and create a natural, less harsh looking face if possible.

You decide what level of processing should be done. I haven't started myself as of yet...I was spending time making it look challenging!

*** Actually I just finished mine as attached..

Good Luck!

Jamz..
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:22 PM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Concentrating on the eyes. Softening with inverted highpass filter in overlay mode, plus diffuse on highlights.
(added) plus toning down the reds and a little dark vignette.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:01 PM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Stayed with a natural but 'different' look ....
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:37 AM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Used Imagenomic Portraiture Plugin, some Dodging around the eyes, the Spot Healing brush and Nik Skylight filter.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:39 AM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Some selective soft focus, especially to soften hair and lips
Inverted highpass overlay
A small amount of healing
A little dodge and burn
Cloning uneven edges around mouth
Final Colour/Levels adjustment
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:34 AM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

here is mine

softened skin,
removed blemishes
softened wrinkles
brightened eyes

wanted to keep her looking the same only refreshed
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:12 AM
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Red face Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Overlaid color mask at 10% Lavender; Soft blur, tweaked healing brush over various parts of the photo. I prefer a younger look (edited lines around mouth and eyes).
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

CSpringer's Skin Repair, PWL and Digital Grey Card actions at www.atncentral.com
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:16 PM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Hi there

Degrunge...screen soften... light and darken layer spot painting.

Butch
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:26 PM
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Re: Difficult Skin Challenge!

Nice work Butch - especially on the eyes. I use degrunge quite often (because I'm not very good at Dodge & Burn). I little trick I use to keep the result more natural is to blend the degrunged version with the original. I took yours and blended it with 50% original. You can use more or less by adjusting the opacity slider. This works very well on the "more mature" subjects.
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