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Old 12-14-2007, 06:41 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

I thought this could be a fun challange, so i gave it a try.
A high glossy material get its look from the environment, so i dont think it is possible to make it perfect by Photoshop only. Maybe its enough to render out some surfaces from a 3d application, to use as material.

As a side note, i found the Björk reference to be a more matt material then i first thought it would be.

Well, here is my try...
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:13 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

hey... that's not bad at all mquest. What's your recipie for the highlights?
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:30 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

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hey... that's not bad at all mquest. What's your recipie for the highlights?
Thanks.
Some of the highlights are created from the ones in his face already, then i borrowed some from another picture as i wanted more.

The ones i created was something like...
- make a copy of the channel with most contrast
- increase the contrast in that channel to separate the highlights
- blur it to remove noice and to smoothen
- increase the contrast ones again to sharpen the edges of the mask
- fill the mask with white color on a new layer
- adjust the size on the highlight using the filters maximum and minimum

Depending on how much you pull the contrast and blur etc. you will fake different kinds of glossyness.

Hope it helps!
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:58 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

Thought I would give this a try..

Thanks to Peter S for the help!

~~~Work Flow~~~

Background copy
uncheck eyeball on background
Filter>Noise>Median 13
Hue/Saturation layer>Saturation -100
Brightness/Contrast layer>brightness +59, Contrast+45
Select>all
Edit>Copy Merged
Edit>Paste
Move this new layer down and on top of the background layer
check the eyeball on the background layer
Add layer mask on the new layer
Paint with black to reveal colors, paint with white to clean up edges and visa-versa
copy background
select both eyes
Hue/Saturation layer>Check colorize> Hue 196, Saturation 44
Save for Web
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

Well I'm not sure if this is what your after. I used cainam's original image (hope you don't mind).

It's a combination of noise reduction quite heavy, sharpening quite lightly and masking out everything but the skin, and then Hue and Sat plus levels ALs with Blend mode changed to Linear dodge on the H&S and the opacity lowered.
This was done quite quickly so the masking here is very rough and could have been better.

The blur brush was also used, set to 100% and with a hard edge to enable blurring right up to edges with out blurring them. Sharpening was kept to a minimum because if it generated halos they would have to be removed.

Hope this helps, if not it was fun trying.

Peter
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

mquest and granny should work together
that's what i pinned down by JUST merging your two images





Photoshop: mquest could you please go into detail, how you made it? i mean you even thought of reflections
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:08 AM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

I tried this with some success (no image to display though since i tried it on a pornopic)

1.copy face to new layer (I used quickmask)
2.use screen or lighten as blending mode to set the high key
3. use face copy to create displacement map
4. filter/distort/displace a suitable reflection - set to overlay and very low opacity (a matter of taste how vivid you want the reflection)
5. Create new layer at 50% grey as a D&B layer and create you highlights (size and intensity is up to you depending on what kind of plastic you want)
6. tweak settings of above layers 'til you find what you like, I added an 8% blue tint layer set to overlay just for the tint and a 16% multiply of carbonfibre texture just for fun.

Please give feedback if it worked for you
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:29 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

Hi I made this one one year ago, not really plastic but cool, If you like it I'll tell how it's done.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/isedo/2...7606667822045/
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:35 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

all i did was use a median filter then a dust and scratches filter
and masked that onto the skin
then i sort of dodged and burned
but i used a slightly feathery brush
and
the blending mode was changed to vivid light

i think it looks quite plastic.

not sure if this is quite what you were after though,
mine looks slightly matte
not really highly reflective...
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:27 PM
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Re: Turn skin into white plastic?

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(no image to display though since i tried it on a pornopic)
Hahaha... pervert j/k
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