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Old 05-10-2008, 06:07 AM
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Hello all, I've been reading through the forums for a while now and just registered today, Im fairly new and was amazed with the quality of the information and tutorials posted here.

As most of the newbies, I'd like to start with a question,
I've been wanting to make some artistic themed, personal works for myself but I seriously need improvement when it comes to treating the skin of my models, I was wondering if you'd have any tips/advices to give me on how to get some plastic/smooth looking skin, here are some examples of awesome skins that Ive seen over the internet:

http://iancarter.deviantart.com/art/...-No-3-54467937
http://conzpiracy.deviantart.com/art/InterFace-71206745

Im not sure how complicated it is, so please, forgive me if Im asking too much!
Some basic tips and advices would be enough, it doesnt need to look exactly the same.. since I can learn along the time later thank you all for the time!
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:40 AM
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Re: How to get a plastic skin effect?

FUN

www.worth1000.com tutorial area has a tutorial about making things look like if they were covered with chocolate, different tones but the effect it's the same, softo + sharp highlights.

Look it up.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: How to get a plastic skin effect?

Will do! Thank you for the reply !
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:02 PM
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Re: How to get a plastic skin effect?

Ignition, Welcome to RetouchPRO, hope you have a good time here. Look around, ask questions and make some fine new friends.

You might look at this thread especially the second page:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...e-plastic.html
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:28 AM
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Re: How to get a plastic skin effect?

Thank you for the welcome and sorry for re-posting something that was already asked before, meanwhile I had some of my first attempts on retouching skin, its not the perfect cyborg look but I think that with some image adjustments it might get there.. Im now trying to stretch the back of the skin using smudge and clone stamp tools, for then applying some dodge light effects: ( http://ignition-chemistry.deviantart...Scrap-85443296 ) not sure if Im going the right way though?
Thank you!
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:05 AM
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Re: How to get a plastic skin effect?

I used Granny's simple method as follows:

Background copy
Filter>Noise>Median 13
Hue/Saturation layer>Saturation -100
Brightness/Contrast layer>brightness +33, Contrast+13
Select>all
Edit>Copy Merged
Edit>Paste (name this layer "Plastic")
Select background layer
copy background layer
Move this background copy layer up and under the "Plastic" layer
select the "Plastic" layer and Add layer mask
Paint with black to reveal colors, paint with white to clean up edges and visa-versa
Save for Web
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~~ original~~ Plasticized
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: How to get a plastic skin effect?

Thank you for the time!
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