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Old 10-23-2007, 11:55 PM
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Help - How to get this Natural look?

Hello Everyone,

please have a look at the image and can you tell me how they get this natural look.

If any one know the process please let me know.

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Hello Everyone,

please have a look at the image and can you tell me how they get this natural look.

If any one know the process please let me know.

Cheers
He/she had possibly used a glow effect to brighten the skin. Brigten a copy of the original, blur it, and use the blend-if box to reveal the blured highlights. fine-tune the opacity to get the desired effect. This trick works at perfection for babies/children.

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Old 10-24-2007, 05:14 PM
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Re: Help - How to get this Natural look?

thank you for the tips.
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thank you for the tips.
my pleasure :-)
sometimes this effects adds toom much unwanted blur. I restore sharpness with a high-pass filter. This brings back the original (or even enhanced) sharpness on the smoothed colors. This works magik again with babies and kids because they have no wrinkle at all to be removed. in such a case, the highpass filter just brings back the details you have lost in the glow action, but not the redish, greenish and whatsever wierd colors most baby skins are covered with. This is because the original sharpness is restored as a texture (without the original colors) superimposed onto the blured/glowed colors.

high-pass filter is well known in skin processing.
take a copy of the red channel from the original image
filter/other/high pass (you get a mid-gray image with some details)
filter/sharpen 150-200% radius 2-4 pix
set blend mode to soft light
adjust opacity at your taste.
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