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Old 02-15-2011, 06:22 PM
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Retouching with mixer brush tool

What do you think about retouching with mixer brush tool? I mean for evening out skin tone...
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

I don't have any experience with the mixer brush tool, but I would like to hear more about your idea.

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:34 PM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

I saw a video tutorial on Photoshop Secrets 2, but it was in german, so I didnt understad a word of it Maybe Calvin Hollywood could know something about it
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:50 PM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

Got a link? (I know no German mind). Just curiosity killing the cat, I haven't come across the mixer brush in retouching, I know a few ways but this has my interest piqued.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:45 PM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

I find it somewhat like the Art History brush - you do not have precise control. This makes it good for art painting but I have not found a good use for it in retouching yet.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:59 AM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

where is this tool?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:33 AM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

The mixer brush is a new tool in CS5 directly underneath the normal paint brush.

Personally I don't like to smooth the whole skin with the mixer brush alone, because it tends to destroy too much of the high frequency info.
However if used on a low frequency layer, it can really give great results :-).
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:15 AM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

I dont know about for skin tones but where you have a large area of uneveness for example skies, it is worth using it to blend in the patchiness and then going back over it with the patch tool. I do that a lot on greyscale with damage in the sky.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:21 PM
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Re: Retouching with mixer brush tool

With the right settings the mixer brush is a very nice tool for skin retouching.
If you like to have a skin with details and pores better forget the mixerbrush :-)

We have some tv magazine covers in germany with a very clean und anreal skin. For this kind of skin the mixerbrush is great.
Its much easier to handle like a real brush.

I use the mixerbrush also for a kind of smudging on clothes or for reducing noise in very dark areas of an picture.

I do a free webinar in some weeks. Maybe i can show you there my use of the mixerbrush.

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