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help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B)

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:23 PM
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help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B)

hello,

I have been practicing my ps technique over these last few days and now I found a pic from an old shoot that I decided to work on using nothing but DnB.

I dont know how to call these skin bumps, I mean the white sweaty looking ones (obviously) and I was just wondering if there is any other way to tackle them before going to dark'em with DB...

<begin voice in my head>By the way.... this pic was taken 5 to 6 yrs ago on digital camera... on a fuji S1, that was probably 6 to 8 megapixels resolution... but I am amazed at the quality (in full res) thanks to the good glass!!!! which made me realize how silly this run for megapixels is when all you need is a really good collection of fixed lenses!!!! cant beat that!!!<end voice in my head>

anyways, I digress.... back to those ugly pores...


edit: just noticed the ugly veins in the eyes......
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:00 PM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

ok... I reply to myself...

I think I managed to tone those bumps down first doing a color range selection and then using as a mask to reduce the white point on a curve... then adjusting the layers blend if options!!!
I think it looks good

btw: keep up the good work!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:15 PM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

I would agree with what you did. Using dual curve layers (one to lighten, one to darken) has been a long time favorite method of many retouchers. Many use it in place of d&b, since it offers three means of controlling density: opacity of layer/brush, curve adjustment, and brush pressure/density.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:18 PM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

I don't know how close this comes to what you are looking for.


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Old 10-15-2008, 11:30 PM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

hey guys, thanks for reply!

yep DCobb, something along those lines, but it looks like you used a bit of blur (forgive me if I am wrong)
I like the smooth transition on nose!
please share your workflow,

cheers,
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:38 AM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

Yes, you could try to use the dual curve method & some brushing on a color range selection.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:51 AM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

I tried out several methods, but I think that you are right. The best fix that does not soften this image or otherwise change the texture, is to use a colour range selection to select the whites. But instead of using a curve, I just added a blank layer, created a mask using the selection, softened it a bit and filled it with an appropriate skin colour, then adjusted opacity to taste. A quick test result is attached.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:37 AM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

painted over it with a 1px brush

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:49 AM
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

Using Photoshop CS3

I used a technique I learned from Katrin Eisman's Restoration and Retouching 3rd edition.

Copy the layer and use screen blending mode and to that layer use GBlur at around 50.

Copy that Layer and use multiply blending mode.

Select those two layers and use Group from layers.

Add a layer mask to the group
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Re: help with overexposed bumps in skin pore (Dn'B

Curves and brushes over with low opacity...
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