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Old 12-12-2007, 11:26 AM
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What? ............
In China they cant say the 'R' so thats why he probably said Pool instate of poor. they speak for a R, a L out.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:27 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

I am sorry, I made a mistake. Should be poor, rather than pool .i am a retoucher. I hope I can improve my English.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:09 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

Hi,

First of all... welcome luqingcc!

So basically you are all saying, if I don't want to freehand the highlights I have to go 3d? That's alright, a bit more timeconsuming than I would have hoped for but if that's the way to go then it's as it is and I thank you for the tips.

I'm surpriced though there's no tips on how do do this with filters in CS3 though.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:01 AM
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Hi,

First of all... welcome luqingcc!

So basically you are all saying, if I don't want to freehand the highlights I have to go 3d? That's alright, a bit more timeconsuming than I would have hoped for but if that's the way to go then it's as it is and I thank you for the tips.

I'm surpriced though there's no tips on how do do this with filters in CS3 though.
I'm sure there is, and if I get a spare moment I can look into it. Is the look you are after represented somewhere that I can see an example? Is it more of a matte finish you are after, a semi-gloss or highly polished?

Chris
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:58 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

lnetzel, I think your china doll is brilliantly spooky. I don't have any solutions to your plastic problem but might try following your method for porceliening people!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:23 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

This is just a quick attempt of how I 'd start, turning a face into plastic.


All I did here was surface blur on the face, and painting in the highlights. Highlights still should be refined, but that s one possibility of achieving it.

At the end I started to make the face white, but I stopped, because I got that pageant look.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:02 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

What I'm after is clean glossy white plastic. The style you can see in Björk's music video "All is Full of Love".

I've attached 3 sample pictures from that video and I've also put a link to the original baby picture image. It's a stock image from www.sxc.hu but it's a good face I believe to experiment with.

Something to play with.
http://www.mymessedupmind.com/images/babyface.jpg
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:50 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

What you need for the Bjork video look is too add a reflection to simulate a high gloss reflective surface. Kinda like recreating chrome, chrome is simulated by using an image to represent the reflective nature of the surface.

Here's a cool tutorial for Chrome (I know it's not what you're after, but it may help with the reflection aspect)
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:57 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

Good tutorial! Obviously chroming something like a cherry, that is almost round, is easier than chroming a face but I'm sure that's the way to go actually. Looking at the screen shoot from the video with Björk lying down you see a reflection from a machine on the top of her head and really that's the key I guess. Finding a proper image to use for reflection and then try to bend it around the face somehow. I'm sure some good old displace map work will give me something nearby. I'll get on this
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:29 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

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What I'm after is clean glossy white plastic. The style you can see in Björk's music video "All is Full of Love".

I've attached 3 sample pictures from that video and I've also put a link to the original baby picture image. It's a stock image from www.sxc.hu but it's a good face I believe to experiment with.

Something to play with.
http://www.mymessedupmind.com/images/babyface.jpg
I started working on these right before this post, so what I did here was based from your original post. The robot in Bjork's video uses Subsurface Scattering: it's a very advanced shader that's able to retain light under its surface similar to the surface of our skin. You know what I mean if you try to place your fingers over a flashlight inside a darkroom. You'll need some very high-end render engine to achieve that effect. I doubt that you'll be able to recreate that effect in Photoshop, but I'm not saying it's impossible. If I had to do it, I'd go for the 3D route before I'd attempt to do it in 2D. The Stormtrooper on the other hand, to me, has a more matte finish than Bjork's robot. So, I aimed at something in between.
The left one is from Mark's post (Mark, I hope you don't mind I played with it). I first brought out the red channel via channel mixer, then I applied surface blur, plastic wrap filter, and refined it with a mask. The right one is just a 3D render that I made in Maya.
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