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Old 07-10-2008, 08:03 AM
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Need a way to batch process skin

I have about 25 pictures that I need to retouch. The skin tones need to be evened out and smoothed some because my lens is super sharp. Does anyone know of a tool that will allow me to QUICKLY retouch all of my pictures without having to do the labor intensive processes that I've seen on this site as well as in the "High End Beauty Retouching Tutorial"?

Below is one of my pictures that I need to smooth out.
http://www.ivanwatkins.com/tempftp/i...uchprohelp.jpg

Thanks in advance,
Ivan
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:52 AM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

To be honest only if you want them to look pretty crappy but hey many ppl like the different plugins on the markets you can actually set them up in a action and batch process all your images. I wouldn't touch em with a 10 foot pole.

Here's a few:
http://www.imagenomic.com/pt.aspx
http://www.alienskin.com/imagedoctor/index.aspx
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...4.3.16.9&lc=en

To me they can't compare to quality high end retouch work at all in that shortcuts just don't work as well. Even with these to make them look good requires masking and opacity setting to taste on each image imho......
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:54 PM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

You can create your own action with Photoshop and apply it to the rest of your images that are similar in size and color.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:04 AM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

Some how I figured that it wouldn't be this easy. I guess I'll have to invest some time to do everything manually to get a better result. Thanks guys...
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:26 AM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

I listed the plugins because they actually have some intelligence built in to attempt to hit just the skin rather than most simple actions which would just soften the entire image to a blurry crappy mess.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:33 AM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

Good choice! I would only suggest batch processing for resizing or renaming images.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

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Some how I figured that it wouldn't be this easy. I guess I'll have to invest some time to do everything manually to get a better result. Thanks guys...
It gets easier and better in the long run and the quality will show in your work. It's just basically giving each image some TLC they should be worth it hopefully....
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:37 AM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

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I have about 25 pictures that I need to retouch. The skin tones need to be evened out and smoothed some because my lens is super sharp. Does anyone know of a tool that will allow me to QUICKLY retouch all of my pictures without having to do the labor intensive processes that I've seen on this site as well as in the "High End Beauty Retouching Tutorial"?

Below is one of my pictures that I need to smooth out.
http://www.ivanwatkins.com/tempftp/i...uchprohelp.jpg

Thanks in advance,
Ivan
Hi Ivan,

I've tried your photo, it only took 8 minutes to smooth out, i've only smooth out the skin though, there are some blemishes and skin to even out, but all in all, I think it would 10 to 15 minutes to do each photo, if they are similar to the one you've uploaded.

it's better to do them with one by one with photoshop rather than using plug-ins.

below is the link of one i've smooth out, that didn't take long, after i've got rid of blemishes etc

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/99608104/original


helen

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:27 PM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

There are 2 threads at Retouch Pro about quick retouching:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...y-retouch.html
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/wor...mmercials.html
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:20 PM
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Re: Need a way to batch process skin

search for an action called 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Return of the King'.. adjust to your liking!
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