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Old 09-13-2008, 06:44 PM
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Improving skin... Techniques for the body

There have been so many threads on improving skin.... Mainly for beauty/portraits. What are your techniques for the body??? I use color correction and d&b (but it takes forever!).
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:53 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Hi BagLady:

May be the technique that Insensitive posted in this link may help you. Post 19. Hope it helps.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ft-skin-2.html
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:38 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

I guess it depends on what kind of shot it is.
I have had some full body skin shots that could be more artistically worked on thereby lending itself to "less detailed" skin.
I have had other shots with as much full body skin that I had to work as if it were a face. Hours of tireless softlight.

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Old 09-18-2008, 08:02 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Thanks for responding JavierT! I'm familiar with degrunge/highpass and only use it when there's no time for d&b.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:13 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the input! I just thought that I was spending too much time on the body.

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:03 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

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Thanks for responding JavierT! I'm familiar with degrunge/highpass and only use it when there's no time for d&b.
I am a fun of D&B too. Sure that technique (Degrunge) is not the best way to get high end results, but sometimes it will be usefull.

Like Chris said: If you need high-end results, hours and hours of D&B and, after that, you can refine your work with this technique who posted "Mayday",

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...-best-way.html

more time to spend but very good results.

Cheers........Javier
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:34 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Thanks for the link! I don't know how I missed that thread...
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for responding JavierT! I'm familiar with degrunge/highpass and only use it when there's no time for d&b.
Have you tried the technique (degrunge) with higher values as I described in the thread quoted?

I use a combination of D&B and High Value Degrunge. D&B is very good, but the other method is much quicker and leaves the skin detail also intact (I posted some samples).

Maybe I will go to a 100% D&B in the future.
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:29 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Ciao Hendrik,

I haven't tried your HVD technique (which might be a nice alternative the the classic degrunge/highpass method!). When I have the right image I'll give it a shot... I'm not a fan of any degrunge method (thanks to everything that I've learned here!), but if there's no time, it's hard to avoid. I also think that Mayday's technique (posted by Javier) should work quite well!

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:42 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Why you don't like the de grunge Technique? When it's applied with big radius low masked it works quite good I think.Am I miss something? Why wouldn't you use the de grunge Technique BagLady?

Thanks in advance!

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