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Old 01-08-2008, 08:08 AM
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Re: Amazing Skin!

the same as Gerry is saying, because when you blur skin the texture of the skin, and it look fake, as really fake. when you use the Dodge and burn technique, you have still the texture but a very nice skin. that picture you let see was definitely used D&B
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:11 PM
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Re: Amazing Skin!

some of David Stuart's photos have a sort of metallic look, just as skin and also objects were made by bronze.
This kind of effect is also here (but in an stronger manner...) http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/p...isplay/7886820
I would really like to know how it is achieved.... any clue???
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:33 PM
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Re: Amazing Skin!

Awesome! Thanks Ruud and Gerry! Very helpful, I would never have thought to use dodge and burn.
Myfairies - I know what you are talking about with the bronze look, that's the next thing I want to try and achieve...someone I know seems to think that look is achieved by mainly using HDR...would that be right?
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:21 PM
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Re: Amazing Skin!

My guess would be that they've used alot of d&b on the image, as well as maybe blurring, but I'm not really that sure about blurring there images, cause from what I know, a good retoucher never blurs they're images.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:10 AM
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some of David Stuart's photos have a sort of metallic look, just as skin and also objects were made by bronze.
This kind of effect is also here (but in an stronger manner...) http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/p...isplay/7886820
I would really like to know how it is achieved.... any clue???
that effect made the picture look really bad! the teeth looks dirty! the skin color is not balanced and the overall feel looks a bit weird to me! imo...
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:12 AM
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My guess would be that they've used alot of d&b on the image, as well as maybe blurring, but I'm not really that sure about blurring there images, a good retoucher never blurs they're images.

NO BLUR! I've learned that a while back! NEVER BLUR! YOU BLUR, YOU LOOSE!
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:49 AM
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that effect made the picture look really bad! the teeth looks dirty! the skin color is not balanced and the overall feel looks a bit weird to me! imo...
Well, I usually make fantasy portraits so the weird look is what I'm actually after.....
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:38 AM
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Re: Amazing Skin!

Why not blur? Depends on the effect you want.

Found this site, lot of blur in skin and i like it a lot:

www.lookit.be
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:20 AM
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Re: Amazing Skin!

Hello!
I didn't know HDR was useful for fashion and beauties/portraits...could tell me something more...there's a tutorial to read about? thanks
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:33 AM
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Hi Guys,
I'm new around here, and so far have found some incredibly useful tips on retouching on the forum, so I thought I'd put my own question out there.

Below is a link for the site of photographer David Stuart.

David Stuart

You'll notice that the girl in the shot on the right has amazing skin to the effect of making it look like plastic.
I was wondering if anyone knows how to create this effect either in camera or in post with Photoshop.
I know there has been a thread similar to this about creating plastic skin but its really old and I thought there might be some fresh ideas out there.

Thanks!
Chloe
That photo of a girl with puppets or what is absolutely one of the best I have ever seen. Word! That is so sad yet so powerfull.
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