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Old 10-18-2009, 12:25 PM
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Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

Ok so I have been playing about with a few different skin smoothening techniques and wanted peoples opinion on which looks better. I think method 2 looks a lot cleaner but maybe not as natural? The reason I say that is when you zoom in to full res it looks ok but when you zoom out it looks too soft.

PS I would at this point go in and pixel level d&b after this to fine tune but just from a general point before I get to that how do they look? Which looks better?

Zoom in to full res to see them better.

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Original

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6629/mg135922.gif

Method 1

http://img8.imageshack.us/i/mg13592method1.gif/

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http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/361...592method2.gif
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:48 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

they both look somewhat plastic to me...
if you like post a large size of the original so we can see what else can be done
since it's hard to tell from the small size original...

here's something i was playing with a few days ago having to do with skin smoothing

http://mobilefiles.ca/images/compare_headshot.jpg
http://mobilefiles.ca/images/compare_eyes.jpg
http://mobilefiles.ca/images/compare_closeup_eye.jpg
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:50 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

Did you try clicking through to the end? Once the page loads click on the actual image and then again to zoom to 100%. You can see it quite close.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:10 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

first link directly opens an image size 348x484
second link opens up a page with image that can be seen larger
third link directly opens up a large size image 1040x1483
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:11 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

Yeah that's fine. The first one is just the original so you don't really need to see that right up close.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:19 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

the first one is better (becouse of the neck).
the pores are great!
but there are a lot of interesting colours and textures on both of them, which do not look very natural at all...
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

with the method 1
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:23 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

Cool thanks. So do you think method 2 it looks too smooth bordering on looking all blurred?

With the first method yeah that's really strange. Those colours are not that visible on the original so not sure what the problem is. Must be some side effect of using that high pass technique. But I think thats where I would d&b after at pixel level to fine tune that stuff. But in terms of the skin texture on the face and the pores do you think method 1 looks best?

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Here are a few more versions. Do you think method 1 again looks the best? I think so but just wanted to get others feedback, especially on the pores ect..

Thanks

Original

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/995/orignal.png

New versions

http://img291.imageshack.us/i/picture1sv.png/

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Old 10-18-2009, 09:33 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

I like method 1. The skin looks so perfect that it finish looking unreal, but not artificial or fake, which is a total different thing. Very interesting results, would you mind to explain it a bit?
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing...Which of these looks better?

number 1
this time looks much better
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