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whats with this strange texture eh ?

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:23 PM
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whats with this strange texture eh ?

Hi,
ive encontered this little problem in one of my retouch... there is some strange "dot" texture of the skin.. i guess i could go on with D&B but ill lose the texure, right ? Ive learnt never to use blur... but i wonder if it could help a little in this case ?

I wonder if its not due to a wrong 16bit>8bit conversion... i remember screwing up with that step a little...
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:39 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

That's her beard, Salomon. Hair implant/follicles.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:56 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

Could also be old healed acne. It creates pits like that when you pop them too much. D&B could be used to even the skin out and make it less obvious. You will loos the texture if you over do it.

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Old 02-24-2009, 03:05 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

i hesitate whether leave it like this or smooth it out... but without losing texture. the thing is that it is a very delicate shadow.. D&B would accentuate it or lighten it..
I wonder if this is what we call "banding"... ?

This is a 100% crop of the skin.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:06 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

It's the healing tool maybe - I've found that overusing or not randomizing the source enough creates some strange anomalies on certain skin textures. I think I saw my grandfathers face one time.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:30 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

I would leave it and not overwork the photo.. if someone spots it, other than you, then maybe try a fix.. after your eyes rest!
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:13 PM
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It's the healing tool maybe - I've found that overusing or not randomizing the source enough creates some strange anomalies on certain skin textures. I think I saw my grandfathers face one time.
I agree.. Many times with the healing brush you get funky skin patterns that look computer generated...

I would guess you used the lasso or healing brush tool around there or no?
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

nay.. i see what you mean. but i don't use the healing brush that much... most of the work here is D&B..
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:49 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

Try placing your two examples over one another... change the top one to difference.

Stamp a layer showing the merge... then desaturate and increase the contrast with curves.

I believe this will show where you dodged and burned... It seems to me you inadvertently enhanced the spots as you dodged and burned. The stokes you took pass over most of the dots.

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:14 PM
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Re: whats with this strange texture eh ?

ill try that. but im pretty sure its not from D&B... maybe it's just from her pretty messed up skin or lighting.. or maybe the 'cheapie' canon 5D ..
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