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other ways to get soft skin ?

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Old 08-04-2008, 08:06 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

Here's a recent project. It's a closeup of the forehead. Let me know if I can give any advice.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:28 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

Very nice work mad. Good natural skin. Did you use D&B, how long did you work on it?
See, I used to use the standard blurring tricks like a lot of us did, but that is not what is in now, so good blemish free skin with pores is what works. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:06 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

The whole picture was maybe a little over an hour. The picture itself was decent so I didn't have to do a lot of adjustments otherwise. It's the D&B that takes so long but the results are excellent.

Only thing I did that I should point out is what I describe above about adding another layer with the surface blur technique to reduce the contrast of the pores some.

I'll talk to the photographer and see if he minds if I post the whole picture.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:50 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

Is this a good skin retouch?


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Old 08-04-2008, 10:01 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

Looks very smooth. Very good. Very Amy Dresser. :-)

Did you do the D&B or did you use a healing brush technique?
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:20 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

Here's the final that the above closeup is from if it helps.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:14 PM
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Looks very smooth. Very good. Very Amy Dresser. :-)

Did you do the D&B or did you use a healing brush technique?


Neither one, i actually did use blur in the process. Twice.

http://i33.tinypic.com/20fu98g.jpg
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:51 PM
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Neither one, i actually did use blur in the process. Twice.

http://i33.tinypic.com/20fu98g.jpg
Care to share your way of skin smoothing????
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:02 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

I make 3 copies of the original layer. and then use basically the degrunge method, On the first copied layer i use surface blur, and then go over it with a light gaussion blur to smooth out the edges and skin that was uneffected by the surace blur. On the second layer i use the highpass filter to pick up all skin details (pores etc) and set it to either Linear light, vivid light, overlay, softlight, whichever one looks the best. Then on the third copy i just erase at the skin that i want to be smooth and soft.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:50 PM
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Re: other ways to get soft skin ?

Cool thanks hmmm adding a slight g blur to the surface blur layer very interesting haven't tried that, I will have to try it out. Thanks again for sharing.
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