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Old 05-05-2010, 01:44 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

well workflow would be the following:

Thoroughly clean with the healing and clone tools, work with small brushes for this.
Correct the skin by the technique you favor (degrunge, d&B, plugins, blur, etc.)
Adjust colors, contrast, saturation, etc.
Sharpen for output.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:04 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

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I'm still so lucky to have some retouchpro members providing me lucid workflow, instead of insults that may discourage a newbie like me.

The problem is some RP members don't like spoon feeding information that is very easy to find.

And your remarks make you seem...well... not so friendly, at least to me.

Good luck.

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:31 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

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And your remarks make you seem...well... not so friendly, at least to me.

Good luck.

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c, i think the real unfriendly people are those who wrongly convey the worlds that's honestly coming from the heart of an innocent creation like me.

cheers,

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:59 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

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well workflow would be the following:

Thoroughly clean with the healing and clone tools, work with small brushes for this.
Correct the skin by the technique you favor (degrunge, d&B, plugins, blur, etc.)
Adjust colors, contrast, saturation, etc.
Sharpen for output.
Cuervo79, thank you so much...
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:11 AM
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c, i think the real unfriendly people are those who wrongly convey the worlds that's honestly coming from the heart of an innocent creation like me.

cheers,

scott_summer
I was once told that if several ppl think you're being rude. Maybe you are
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:02 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

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I was once told that if several ppl think you're being rude. Maybe you are
dude, what you think about me is inversely what i am in person... you obviously jump the gun when you begin to blow your horn in the earlier replies you posited. what you said about me was just a mere reflection of your attitude. you should be accentuating the positives and eliminating the negatives.

my intention is clear... to gain knowledge, not to gain enemy. i hope i made my self clear. peace! ^_^
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:24 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

http://nienna1990.deviantart.com/gallery/#Tutorials
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:27 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

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thank you very very much.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

A real quick method is to do as much as possible in Camera Raw or Lightroom.
Use the Adjustment brush and set Clarity to a minus number until happy.
Nice thing here is you can make all your brush strokes and then adjust the level of softening via clarity and sharpen (again minus numbers).
This should get you close to what you want and then you can use any variety of techniques in PS to complete.
BTW - Lee Varis's "Skin" book while a bit old at this point has some very nice and easy to follow tutorials on skin smoothing.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: i need a workflow for softening skin

Blaise, thank you so much for the quick method. The workflow is ultimately helpful and I will be using it in addition from what I have had learn from the contributors in this thread.

Also, I'll try search the web for Lee Varis's book. Thanks...
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