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Old 12-03-2010, 04:06 AM
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Freckles versus wrinkles

Hi, I doing some retouchs for my portfolio and I've got some problems specifically with freckles, If I want to retouch some skin and keep the freckles clear, and affect only the wrinkles, how should I do?
The image below have been made with frequency separation, the low frequency with surface blur... I've not overdone the skin in order to keep the freckles and I would like to do better than that...
I suspect that I would have to do this entirely by hand I mean stamp tool with big magnification and I'm OK with that. I'm just asking if there was a simpler technique. Thanks!


PS: The photographer is Mayfield Curtis...

http://s891.photobucket.com/albums/a...ayfield-19.jpg (the "before after" with all the colour changes) below is the "After" only with only dodge and Burn and skin retouch.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:48 AM
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Re: Freckles versus wrinkles

If the skin retouch is done on a separate layer, you can add a layer mask. A soft brush with low opacity will do the trick. just swipe gently over the areas you want to bring out more freckles.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:55 AM
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Re: Freckles versus wrinkles

That makes sense...I am thinking also about something that could separate a particular colour (eg: the freckles colour) and use it as a mask...I don't know.


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That makes sense...I am thinking also about something that could separate a particular colour (eg: the freckles colour) and use it as a mask...I don't know.


PS: In your book under the "Book1:190 euros" and below: Maquillage inclus and not maquillage inclut sorry about that
Thanks for the tip.
I'll look into that
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:52 PM
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Re: Freckles versus wrinkles

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:04 PM
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Re: Freckles versus wrinkles

4personnen, every person I have ever seen with lots of freckles has them all over their face and nose just like the woman in the before photo. Your after image appears to have patches of skin where the freckles have been "bleached away" which makes her look a bit strange / unnatural. My approach would have been to uniformly dodge all of the freckles to soften them / make them less prominent, but to still leave all of them visible as they are in the original.
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:44 AM
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Re: Freckles versus wrinkles

That's mainly what I was worried about, the lack of "evenness". I like the overall effect but really not satisfied with theses freckles. I'll try that and all the other things people have suggested, I'll post the results, but not today, I've got a incredible flu
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:08 AM
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Re: Freckles versus wrinkles

Hi again...
I've done it again, being more subtle, lowering the radius slider of the surface blur, increasing the threshold. masking the LF layer with a mask made with "colour range" (fuzziness 2, sampling the spots) the mask opacity lowered at 50%. I understand that it's not perfect but wanted you to tell if it's better or not...(no Dodge and burn on this one) and the screenshot of the final result with layers
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