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Yet Another Skin Retouch Method

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:18 PM
Quantum3Studio Quantum3Studio is offline
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This workflow you have tried is ok, I am going to try it out and see what I come up with. I have been looking for various techniques and tutorials to smooth skin on high rez fashion images and the more techniques learned and perfected, there is probably a use for it somewhere.

Skin smoothing is getting to be a very talked about and priority subject here on the forum and many of us have struggled trying to learn and use D&B at a pro level of retouching. But I think your approach is valid.

Steve
Yeah, I was playing around and I was organizing this stuff.

Quick Airbrushing:

1) Duplicate.
2) Convert to Smart Object.
3) Set Blending to Linear Light.
4) Apply HighPass with 40px.
5) Apply Gaussian Blur with 60px.

The effect achieved doesn't work in every picture, they should be from a 24.4mp camera. I'm trying it with a 5D picture, but the effect is quite subtle. Looks more like a glamour effect than an automatic D&B.

For the other hand, the "DeGrunge" can be achieved in this way:

In the Smart object select:

1) Apply a High Pass of 25px.
2) Set its Blend to Exclusion.
3) Apply a Gaussian Blur of 8px.

That's all.

You can also start by doing the last 3 steps and applying above the result the steps of the quick airbrushing in other copy of the smart obecjt. It will look like this:

A)

1) Duplicate.
2) Convert to Smart Object.
3) Set Blending to Linear Light.
4) Apply a High Pass of 25px.
5) Set its Blend to Exclusion.
6) Apply a Gaussian Blur of 8px.

B)

1) Duplicate the Smart Object.
2) Modify the values of the Smart Filters.
3) Apply HighPass with 40px.
4) Apply Gaussian Blur with 60px.

Another wierd way I found many years ago is:

1) Duplicate.
2) Desaturate.
3) Invert.
4) Set to Soft Light.
5) Apply Gaussian Blur to taste.

This will work like the Shadows and Highlights in the Adjustments menu. Smaller values in the Gaussian Blur will draw a glow, same like Shadows and Highlights, so big radius are better.

Now I'm looking about toning skin. How to change the tone of the skin to another tone. Some clients want the model skin like bronced.

Well... I'm falling asleep...

Good night, mate

Mart
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:02 AM
julianmarsalis julianmarsalis is offline
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Re: Yet Another Skin Retouch Method

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Originally Posted by Quantum3Studio View Post
Yeah, I was playing around and I was organizing this stuff.

Quick Airbrushing:

1) Duplicate.
2) Convert to Smart Object.
3) Set Blending to Linear Light.
4) Apply HighPass with 40px.
5) Apply Gaussian Blur with 60px.

The effect achieved doesn't work in every picture, they should be from a 24.4mp camera. I'm trying it with a 5D picture, but the effect is quite subtle. Looks more like a glamour effect than an automatic D&B.

For the other hand, the "DeGrunge" can be achieved in this way:

In the Smart object select:

1) Apply a High Pass of 25px.
2) Set its Blend to Exclusion.
3) Apply a Gaussian Blur of 8px.

That's all.

You can also start by doing the last 3 steps and applying above the result the steps of the quick airbrushing in other copy of the smart obecjt. It will look like this:

A)

1) Duplicate.
2) Convert to Smart Object.
3) Set Blending to Linear Light.
4) Apply a High Pass of 25px.
5) Set its Blend to Exclusion.
6) Apply a Gaussian Blur of 8px.

B)

1) Duplicate the Smart Object.
2) Modify the values of the Smart Filters.
3) Apply HighPass with 40px.
4) Apply Gaussian Blur with 60px.

Another wierd way I found many years ago is:

1) Duplicate.
2) Desaturate.
3) Invert.
4) Set to Soft Light.
5) Apply Gaussian Blur to taste.

This will work like the Shadows and Highlights in the Adjustments menu. Smaller values in the Gaussian Blur will draw a glow, same like Shadows and Highlights, so big radius are better.

Now I'm looking about toning skin. How to change the tone of the skin to another tone. Some clients want the model skin like bronced.

Well... I'm falling asleep...

Good night, mate

Mart
Very interesting I will have to try this out and let us know how the toning goes.....
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:25 AM
Quantum3Studio Quantum3Studio is offline
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Re: Yet Another Skin Retouch Method

Yeah, and keep improiving it. Any tweak and new thing you discover, write it here to see how's going
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