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Old 05-02-2008, 10:45 AM
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How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

I've ban given an assignment to add a layer of ice to a face (which is a photo). This is one of those things which could so easily looks obviously retouched. Anyone tried anything like this before? Any tips to share?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:00 PM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

foto-z, welcome to RetouchPRO hope you enjoy your visits here.

A while back we had a contest (here) to make an "Ice Princess" with quite a few entries but as I recall only one would partially meet the criteria that you have outlined... you could probably modify the texture by using a displacement map to form the ice to the face. (Post 21)

At any rate the use of a displacement map with whatever ice images you come up with will probably work pretty good..

Good Luck!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:33 PM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

Thanks for your reply. The submission you showed me seemed to depict a flat layer of ice in front of the subject, rather than a 3D layer of ice encasing the face and following the form, more like this effect (but on a face):

http://noise.typepad.com/photoblog/images/icestorm3.jpg
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:18 PM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

Well what the heck... I tried... not very good but I tried.

I found a picture of freezer frost...overlaid and masked... then added shading... or tried anyway.

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:57 PM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

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The submission you showed me seemed to depict a flat layer of ice in front of the subject, rather than a 3D layer of ice encasing the face and following the form, more like this effect (but on a face):
http://noise.typepad.com/photoblog/images/icestorm3.jpg
Which is why I mentioned Displacement see:
http://www.graphic-design.com/Photos...ce2/index.html

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I found a picture of freezer frost...overlaid and masked... then added shading... or tried anyway.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:28 AM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

You are right, a displacement map could be useful.

Thanks for the 'frosty boy' However, this is frost, not a coating of clear ice like the sample I posted
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

Filter>Artistic>Plastic Wrap

_Before_ Plastic Wrap
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:26 AM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

Here's a quick test run I tried with a few images I had lying around. I just used a displaced ice layer, curves, and a desaturated overlay of the original image to bring back some shadows. It's not a perfect method, but it's easy, and with some tweaking you can probably get it up to your standards.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:36 AM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

Maroon, that is quite a nice effect but again it's nothing like the sample I posted on the tree branch in which the layer of ice is totally transparent and reflective with no frosting, i.e. no white crystals.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:26 AM
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Re: How to retouch a coating of ice on a face?

You could check out the Alien Skin plug-in 'Eye Candy' there is and effect there very like what you want.

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