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Old 10-27-2010, 04:27 AM
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Poreless Skin/'Fashion' Retouching

I'm trying to achieve what I'd deem to be a very typical 'editorial' look, with regard to skin detail.

Instead of posting a bunch of reference images, I think this one accurately conveys the 'porelessness' I'm after.

http://www.larajade.co.uk/images/book01/62.jpg

If anyone could point me in the right direction, that'd be awesome.

..see also:

http://www.larajade.co.uk/images/book02/01.jpg
http://www.larajade.co.uk/images/book02/29.jpg

Obviously maintaining detail is not a primary concern. By the looks of things, I need to remove it completely :/
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:37 AM
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Re: Poreless Skin/'Fashion' Retouching

Hi colorspace,
I'm not entirely what you're referring to. The samples provided are too small to see any skin detail. A pore would be of subpixel scale on images like these so I can't infer the degree of skin retouching here.

It's highly unlikely that a magazine would run editorial images of this quality where poor workmanship has resulted in plastic porelessness.

Perhaps what you're really seeing is the characteristic "hard-soft" light of gridded soxtboxes and large beauty dishes which while producing well-defined shadows also create very smooth skin tones with little specular reflection.

Panth
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:53 AM
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Re: Poreless Skin/'Fashion' Retouching

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The samples provided are too small to see any skin detail. A pore would be of subpixel scale on images like these so I can't infer the degree of skin retouching here.
This

And I think the OP is confused. I'm sure those images have a lot of skin detail only really smooth transitions between shadow and light.

Smoothing pores out != Smooth skin
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:28 PM
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Re: Poreless Skin/'Fashion' Retouching

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Smoothing pores out != Smooth skin
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This is the holly grail of retouching, still working on it, keep watching the dvd, rewind, watch again, rewind.............. and still can't even come close, one of those days....
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