RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Smoothing Dry Skin?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Linwe Linwe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Smoothing Dry Skin?

Hi everybody,

I did a search previous but couldn't find any specific threads that could help me. I'm retouching an image and the model has really dry, scaly skin on her back which is quite obvious and I'm not sure on how to smooth it out. As of stage one, I've split the image into the high/low frequencies, did some healing brush on the HF layer and a slight surface blur to the LQ. Eventually I'll do some dodge and burn but didn't know how to attack this part! What's the best way to get rid of those white spots as well as the darker skin mottling?

Any help would be appreciated! thanks!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Back_Dryskin_stage1.jpg (99.2 KB, 124 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 07-23-2011, 08:01 PM
ray12's Avatar
ray12 ray12 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 320
Re: Smoothing Dry Skin?

I just had a model retouch with patches of different color skin on the shoulders and back. After trying several ways to attack the problem...I was pleased to find that the ole "Patch Tool" did a great job of harmonizing the skin colors and adding some texture back in too. It was easy enough to do...and in my case it solved the visual problem for me. Im sure there are other ways too.

Best of luck!

Ray12
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 07-23-2011, 11:46 PM
Gary Gary is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 226
Re: Smoothing Dry Skin?

I used Filer/Noise/Dust & Scratches with settings of R=3 and T=0 and hit OK, checked the box to the left of this state in the history panel, clicked on the state above D&S in the history panel so that the original (pre- D&S)is now visible again, selected the history brush in Darken mode and painted over the light spots. The blotches and tones were evened out as per Ray12's approach.

Cheers.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Linwe.jpg (95.7 KB, 41 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 07-24-2011, 01:01 AM
Linwe Linwe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Re: Smoothing Dry Skin?

Wow! thanks guys for the suggestions, I'll definately give these techniques a go ~ the image is done now for a tight deadline but we've got a series of photos from the same model so no doubt i'll come across the same skin again. Cheers!
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skin smoothing - modification of degrunge fraiseap Photo Retouching 23 07-25-2014 10:41 AM
For a quick smoothing of skin. Dust and scratches? Johann29 Photo Retouching 8 07-21-2011 02:26 PM
help with mottled and goose bumped skin sakurama Photo Retouching 7 05-11-2011 04:44 PM
Skin Texture Consistency [HQ Beauty Samples???] TheLightKnights Photo Retouching 14 03-12-2011 12:56 AM
CMYK skin tone problems/help nikeskate875 Photo Retouching 10 01-14-2011 01:53 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved