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Old 10-22-2010, 09:44 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

I used it to do this retouch. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/19942769
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:05 PM
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good work
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:15 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

I guess it must be the downsize you did, I'm not saying is a bad work, but this version looks too flat or maybe a bit plastic, although it shows a bit of texture.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:21 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

with frequency manipulation you have to be very careful and watch out not to take out too much of the mid-frequencies

yet it all is a matter of taste and the look you are after

oh.. I forgot, I have a quick demo how it "works" and how it can be used
but it just a very quick cleanup, and again how far you will go is up to you

www.mobilefiles.ca/split/SkinSmooth-demo.psd

but again, it's all a matter of taste, and I made this only in a few min.

if I were doing a complete retouching, after the skin-cleanup I would add some "shine", more contrast. when the skin is clean it will look quite good.

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Old 10-22-2010, 10:34 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

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with frequency manipulation you have to be very careful and watch out not to take out too much of the mid-frequencies

yet it all is a matter of taste and the look you are after

oh.. I forgot, I have a quick demo how it "works" and how it can be used
but it just a very quick cleanup, and again how far you will go is up to you

www.mobilefiles.ca/split/SkinSmooth-demo.psd

but again, it's all a matter of taste, and I made this only in a few min.

if I were doing a complete retouching, after the skin-cleanup I would add some "shine", more contrast. when the skin is clean it will look quite good.
I agree, a matter of taste, and how far one will go... And I'm sure warrenj did a good job there, it is just that one cannot appreciate the work when you downsize the image because you lose a lot of detail.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:32 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

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if it helps, check out the video on how it can be used:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj3n_yJ8GmQ&hd=1

I'm also curious to see if anyone else has videos/examples to post.
ShadowLight: That psd file looks really good. I'm impressed. So far I didn't want to give an opinion, but to be honest I got to say it looks great. Congrats!
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:42 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

thanks, as you see this is just a a few minutes skin-touchup and when making those corrections you sometimes lose some contrast which if added back later will make it look better

just watch out not to use too much "variable size" corrections, as it can take out too much out of the image (and leave it "blurry" with some high frequency texture on top),

using only spot-corrections, with "cleaner" (tighter) skin only on some parts of the face will give you even better results

edit: i was just messing around in some "toning" thread... and one of the things I used in retouching it was SkinSmooth: http://mobilefiles.ca/Brad_retouched.jpg

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

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I guess it must be the downsize you did, I'm not saying is a bad work, but this version looks too flat or maybe a bit plastic, although it shows a bit of texture.
There is a lot of detail lost in the downsize. I must admit I don't have a handle on how to retain the detail when downsizing. I'm almost thinking that I may have to do two seperate edits of each image, one hi-res & one lo-res.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:06 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

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thanks, as you see this is just a a few minutes skin-touchup and when making those corrections you sometimes lose some contrast which if added back later will make it look better

just watch out not to use too much "variable size" corrections, as it can take out too much out of the image (and leave it "blurry" with some high frequency texture on top),

using only spot-corrections, with "cleaner" (tighter) skin only on some parts of the face will give you even better results

edit: i was just messing around in some "toning" thread... and one of the things I used in retouching it was SkinSmooth: http://mobilefiles.ca/Brad_retouched.jpg
My first try using the plug-in. I know it is not perfect, but it is not bad either.
http://boneappetit.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d31db0o
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:00 PM
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Re: Automatic Skin Smoothing.

if you feel you know what you are doing, you can try the "pro" version.
(see attached pic)

you can download it from here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Photon...49810035060099
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