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REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

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Old 08-18-2007, 11:00 AM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

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I use Maya. Poser only allows the users import pre-made models and has no modeling capability. I like to build 3D models/objects/structures and texture them more than anything else, and Maya offers everything one needs in the production pipeline. The only con I have is that the learning curve is higher than anything I've ever encountered. It's very slow going for beginners.
Can u show us some your examples ?
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:18 PM
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Starting with an amazing MUA, lighting and photographer is a given.
what the heck is 'MUA'?
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:46 PM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

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what the heck is 'MUA'?
make-up artist
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:05 AM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

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what the heck is 'MUA'?
you're a moderator and you dont know what a MUA is?! :P

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Old 08-19-2007, 10:00 AM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

haha! I admit, MUA sounds like a term for a loud Fresian.

This has been quite a lively forum.
This weekend I'm in at work, using the S L O W Apple Aperture (Capture One is far quicker and i'm on "carmen" my Hot and Fast G5!) However, i've been spending some time fiddling with ways to quickly smooth out skin tones without haveing to use the pen tool and mask.

Here's my fave so far which can be Actioned (although i'm convinced anything worth actioning is probably not a fantastic way of doing things):

Copy the layer
Basic blemish removal
Gaussian Blur (the part I don't agree with)
Copy the orig layer and send it to the top -
Filter/Other/High Pass
Luminance Blending Mode
and use opacity to change the amount of definition.
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I feel this is a pretty normal way of quickly doing things…?
Any advice on this little technique?
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I nearly always pull up blacks up and highs into the hig/mids by doing a Comp Layers then copying that, desaturating blending mode/soft light - or even using the Channel mixer for more control. Almost the same effect that an S-Curve in the midtones might do.

There are fruit flies in the office.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:00 AM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

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Can u show us some your examples ?
I uploaded some of my 3D work in my gallery.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:11 PM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

i still stand by dodge and burning ..

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Old 08-21-2007, 02:32 PM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

I have never seen any of these fancy 'easy 3D adding pores back in'-techniques work. I've yet to see any with good results that would work for movie posters or make-up ads, as mentioned above.

Having actually worked on make-up, hair, and beauty ads, you should know that none of these techniques are used. Why? because retouching doesn't involve someone waving a wand and saying 'ta-da!' It involves time, hard work, and a good eye.

And yes. Dodge and burn, for the skin.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:45 PM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

Andy,
I know that you don't want this thread to turn into another D&B thread. Well, I gave that pore mask method a try and the result looked not much different from using one of those adding noise/grain to the neutral layer techniques.
The Veed and aaRonology101 are absolutely right. I'm afraid to tell you that D&B until tears come of your eyes is the way to go to achieve perfect skin.
Perhaps, you can show us some examples of the ones that you've seen that were done without D&B?

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:52 PM
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Re: REAL High End Skin retouching -Pixel Density Matching Technique

I am getting desperate to know some more techniques which we see used in "big head movie posters" and some cosmetics campaigns which leave skin looking perfect but 'natural' and porous.


I do that and there isn't anything secret that is done. You know the answer. Can't do it? It's not because there is some secret technique yo.
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