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Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:51 AM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

fraiseap, I adore your technique, but I will need more clearifications, I'm getting your points while I'm trying it.

I will write down my problems tomorrow, so you can judge what's going wrong with me.

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:21 AM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

I love this technique. The control over the blur by using the curves is great. I ran through your process early this morning and it was easy enough to follow. It may be that since I am new to reouching that I have been trying out a lot of freq. seperation techniques so am used to the steps. Thanks for posting and putting another 'tool in my toolbox', so to speak!
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:52 AM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

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Looks interesting still didn't get to try it out have you tried reducing the image and veiwing it at 72 dpi I find many times when I am to heavy between the High and low frequency layer the image appears blurry when reduced. I like the method and with the ability to add another method of control to a freq sep is win....
Here are the "before and after" versions at 72 dpi and resized for web
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:53 PM
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Here are the "before and after" versions at 72 dpi and resized for web
Very cool thanks I will be testing this out for sure on my next edit looking like a keeper...
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

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Anyway, I am not saying anyone has to use this. I am just sharing what I think is a useful method for people to try.
I was not saying that I see no use for it :-).
As said, I'll stick with my method of doing the middle frequency layer (band), but the additional curves is a pretty clever idea!
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:29 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

OK Jonas, no worries.

I'm glad you found something useful in this and hope you enjoy using a curves layer clipped to your middle frequency band
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:03 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

I took a lazy way out and simply made it a bit soft
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:12 PM
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I took a lazy way out and simply made it a bit soft
Really that is exactly what we all want to avoid tho that's why this method is being discussed.


OP So when can we see an action for download lol....
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:19 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

oops..forgive me I took the lazy way out because I was not aware of other ways...I will spend some time learning this because it is soo much more natural than what I have done..
I came up with a weird color cast the first time
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge

Cool thats what these forums are all about learning and just do a search on topics such as Dodge and burn, degrunge, Inverted High pass, frequency separation, openskin, phototonic skin smooth, for some great discussion on getting professional results. They are all tools that can be used to make a better image fo sure....
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