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Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:25 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

first time post
let me know what u guys think
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:36 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Rule #1
NEVER BLUR SKIN! EVER!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:58 PM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

You can blur skin but you need to reapply the skin texture
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:25 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

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You can blur skin but you need to reapply the skin texture
Hi "anothermethod"

I jus started with retouching. I saw alot of videos that used Surface Blur to smoothen skins. But after i read up more, I realise itz not the best method also. U mentioned to apply skin texture back again, how do I do that? clone the skin textures?

I have also tried retouching the Male Headshot's photo, will post it when i reach home tonight. yeah
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:29 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Hello Aiksing

Your best bet to re-apply the skin texture is to clone it, yes, to get the actual models texture back. If it's a hard task you can also make (or download) skin texture brushes.

The easiest way though is to not blur it, and retouch it by hand. This method takes a lot more time, just erasing blemishes, lines, etc.. and healing/cloning in good parts, but it almost always comes out looking better.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:45 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Here are three takes on your photo.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:46 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Similar style to what many others have done.



Download high-resolution PSD (CS3)
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:38 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

Rule # 2:
See rule #1
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:47 AM
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Re: Retouch challenge - Male headshot

the best way to achieve professional results is to dodge and burn, no blurring is ever necessary and most high end photographers and retouching studios would fire you for blurring skin. the best retouch is an image that doesn't look like it was retouched
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:47 AM
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Wait... what's rule 1?

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nvm, found it. And yes. Blurring skin should be avoided.
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