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Old 09-18-2008, 04:52 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

I'd rather not destroy the original pixels... However, it's great for a quick fix!
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:10 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Hey Sebi,

Check out post #6 by JavierT (and link) in this thread for more information...

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:11 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

yeah, I've just found it. Thx
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:26 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

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I'd rather not destroy the original pixels... However, it's great for a quick fix!

Yes, but that's the fun part. If you use high values, the details are not targeted, but only the larger tonal differences. See sample:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~honey/fotograf...kin_sample.jpg

I also watched the layered PSD of Amy Dresser and see the benefits of global tonal corrections of the body with curves. The problem for me was that the correction of smaller tonal differences in the skin is not so easily corrected with curves. Reason for this is that the differences in the skin are located on a small area of the skin. There is no good or bad skin, only a variation of skin tone. My sample gives a good example.

Maybe the high value degrunge is destructive, but I cannot easily see the destruction. So at this moment, I use a combination the the three (D&B, curves and HVD). I don't use HVD on the whole body, nor do I apply it equally all over the place.

BagLady, what do you think of the sample here (and the other in the quoted thread)?
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:36 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

A think a combination of the three techniques, like you do, is the best way. Btw. I've lost the psd file from Amy Dresser. Can you please re upload it somewhere?
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:47 AM
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A think a combination of the three techniques, like you do, is the best way. Btw. I've lost the psd file from Amy Dresser. Can you please re upload it somewhere?
You just have to search in the forum, many places here where you can find it, but, don´t worry, I did it for you, LOL. First post in the next link below

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...sser-file.html

Cheers...Javier
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:55 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

jejejeje I didn't know that it was posted here. I had found it on an other forum somewhere in the net.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:51 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Hello Hendrick,

I think your samples look nice and that your method worked just fine for this image. Like I said, I've learned to use the degrunge/highpass ONLY when there's no time for d&b. Any blurring is destructive, even if you're using highpass (at higher values) to retain more details.

I only wish that I had known this earlier!

Anyway, it's a question of personal preference... I prefer the results obtained by using d&b.

If your 3 combo solution (d&b, curves, and hvd) is giving you good results, continue using it.

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:57 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Ciao Javier,

Thanks for the link to the Amy Dresser file! And grazie Sebi for asking... I haven't seen this one yet!
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:04 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

You see, sometimes is good to not use the search function
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