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Old 01-13-2010, 10:29 AM
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Re: Skin texture?

I might not be Cuervo79 ;-), but I can direct you to a nice d&b-tutorial I think: http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=272
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:19 AM
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SURPRISE! There are real skin texture patterns for sale. Good stuff.

http://www.glamourretouching.com/skinporepatterns1.html
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:46 AM
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Re: Skin texture?

Thanks again to everyone.
I saw the skin textures for sale yesterday. I might consider buying it but I have to figure out if I would know how to apply it correctly where it would look natural
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:23 PM
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Re: Skin texture?

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Thank you everyone for the great tips.
Gary: Do you please have a before and after sample of that technique?

C79: Can you please direct me to a good D&B tutorial? I am looking for what you are suggesting, removing blemishes using D&B.

Here is a thought: I was thinking of photographing yellow sand paper for wood for its texture and use that as skin texture map, has anyone tried this? Sand paper for wood as all these grains (bumps) distributed pretty evenly

Thanks again
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Here's one where I applied the texture (at the settings that I first mentioned..) to a duplicate layer and then blended it down at approx. 50% opacity. And, search Grain Surgery 2. I use this program to replace the skin texture to specific areas where I have removed larger blemishes.

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Old 01-13-2010, 01:56 PM
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Re: Skin texture?

Gary, that looks pretty good. I personally like more and deeper pores (texture), but that is my personal taste
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:58 PM
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flexmanta: Have you used the skin textures for sale? Can you share an image that you have done that with?

Thanks
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:32 PM
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Gary, that looks pretty good. I personally like more and deeper pores (texture), but that is my personal taste
Then adjust the scaling and relief within texturiser to get the look you're after.
I would also suggest that you check out: http://www.atncentral.com/download.h...ge_enhancement and try Ronny's, CSpringer and Kent's skin fix actions. Each has skin texture enhancement features within them. All three are valued contributors to the dpreview.com/retouching forum.

Cheers!
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:36 PM
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I haven't used them because I don't need it anymore. I thought about it some years ago, but now, the images i usually retouch come from decent camera backs and the photograph usually has all the texture I need.

Nothing better than the original texture after you have separated frequencies.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:20 PM
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Re: Skin texture?

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I might not be Cuervo79 ;-), but I can direct you to a nice d&b-tutorial I think: http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=272
LOL I posted that link on my earlier reply I guess Fotogen didn't see it.

The thing is it depends on what you want to do Fotogen, because if you see the examples you posted in your original post you'll see that yours doesn't look quite the same.

Normally D&B is done after you've used the healing and clone tools to take all the "bad parts" of the skin: pimples, scars, stray hairs, dirt, etc. Then you either go to work D&B on a pore scale where you soften the pores (you don't take them out) or D&B on a general scale where you target patchy parts of the skin, so the skin looks flawless.

The uploaded examples are 100% crops of a retouch I did, the ORG is the original layer, the Heal has just the use of healing and clone tools, the GenDB has the healing and D&B on a general level to take away the blotchy parts of the skin as well as contouring the face (it has a layer that has changed the color of the skin to prevent any of the D&B to look gray or desaturated), the last PoreDB has the healing and the GenDB and then I went to do D&B on a pore level to make them less obvious.

Granted that took me about 3 hours but gets the result as you wanted, although I still need to polish on my contouring since sometimes you may make the face look flat.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:58 PM
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Re: Skin texture?

C79: Thank you for posting the images. The transformation is amazing, WOW. Great job. Now I am starting to understand why D&B is used. I will go through the tutorial and try it myself.
thanks again
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