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Old 09-20-2008, 11:21 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Nothing personal but I don't agree with that! A comment of a pro would be much appreciated.


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Blurring the high pass layer is the same thing as creating one blurred layer and one high pass layer above... By blurring the high pass layer, you're just doing it in one step. Inverting the high pass layer blurs even more.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:47 AM
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No offence taken! Maybe Cricket1961 can clear things up for us...
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:50 AM
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Yeah, in the worst case we have to clear that in Milan!

hihi One vs. One discussion lol
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:59 AM
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Yes, it seems as though it's a one on one debate! I'm waiting for other comments!
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:20 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Interesting debate, have you guys tried using multiple degrunge higpass layers? I've been experimenting with using 4 layers (god mother gave me the idea) starting from 15 and ending in 6, I also found that using a brush opacity of 15 and flow of 10 helps even more when painting the mask. This way I paint in the mask sometimes in all of them on the same area, or sometimes paint different parts on each of the layer's masks.
Although I think I'm still going overboard with the effect.

give me your opinion.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22489978@N04/2841329393/
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:29 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

You use 4 Highpasslayers with different radius? The photo is nice , but to small to see what you have done to the Skin...a before/after would be nice

jejejeje Godmother helps a lot of us
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Yes I noticed that recently even when taking off all of the retouch I did to the photo you don't notice it in such a low res, you have to put it at 100% to see it nicely.

Yes 4 hipass(degrunge) layers at diferent radius going from big 15 to small 6 in multiples of 3.


OK here is the 100% crop and a before and after its not perfect, now that I was making the comparison there are lots of stuff left to do hehehehe
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22489978@N04/2874856256/

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Old 09-20-2008, 10:23 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

There is no way to avoid the effect of blurring a high pass layer. If you already have a good mask you can selectively blend back in the edging that you wish to keep.
If you want to get a bigger "blur effect" on the hi pass layer, try inverting the layer before applying the hi pass filter. Of course it will mean the possibility of a bigger edge radius, but it also means that smaller numbers will have more affect.

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Old 09-21-2008, 09:21 AM
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Interesting debate, have you guys tried using multiple degrunge higpass layers? I've been experimenting with using 4 layers (god mother gave me the idea) starting from 15 and ending in 6, I also found that using a brush opacity of 15 and flow of 10 helps even more when painting the mask. This way I paint in the mask sometimes in all of them on the same area, or sometimes paint different parts on each of the layer's masks.
Although I think I'm still going overboard with the effect.

give me your opinion.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22489978@N04/2841329393/
It sounds like in interesting technique... It's still hard to see the skin texture in the 100% crop that you've linked. The skin is obviously smoother, but I can't see the pores. Good call on the slight hair desat. I prefer the original lip color, and would have done more d&b in the chin area. Her eyes look a bit bloodshot. But hey, that's my opinion!
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:16 AM
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You can convert your layers to smart object and apply de filters ( gaussian, surface, high pass). This allow you to re-edit the adjustmens to fine tune the correct amount.

If you don´t know how, ask to me. Ciao bambinos, LOL
Ciao Javier,

Yes, please explain... I thought it was used to scale objects or text in a nondestructive manner. From what you say, it seems as though it might come in handy with the multiple degrunge high pass layers as suggested by Cuervo.
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