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Old 11-02-2011, 10:41 PM
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Frequency Separation Help

I am looking for a work flow or tutorial on working with frequency separation on beauty retouches. Every time I attempt this with dodge and burn layers the photo ends up looking like shit. Does anyone have any ideas or know of a video or website that might be of help?
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:20 PM
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Re: Frequency Separation Help

removed for lack of sleep

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:27 PM
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Re: Frequency Separation Help

Try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMyaeZmkZD8
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:01 AM
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Re: Frequency Separation Help

MW_wwwing....is it better to use the dodge and burn tools or to use two curves layers?
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RobertAsh I have seen that video, thanks, I am looking for a work flow or tutorial on how to post process AFTER the seperation. There are a ton of videos out there and I am starting to get confused lol
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:11 AM
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Re: Frequency Separation Help

Oh, ok The end of the video has a short section on skin smoothing but you've seen that already. Also, there is some more stuff on Model Mayhem but you've probably read that as well.

What are you looking to do exactly? I'd like to learn more about this whole area myself.....
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:53 AM
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Re: Frequency Separation Help

[QUOTE=andy10676;299900]MW_wwwing....is it better to use the dodge and burn tools or to use two curves layers?


Correct your are Andy - haven't sleep in 26 hrs when i posted. so i was coming back here when it popped in my head i posted wrong info. sorry about that.

i should have said

click on the top most Layer or Group

Click on New Layer icon
Fill 50% gray
Change mode to Soft Light

add Adjustment Curves Layer
go to layer palette's tiny Menu - click - when it opens - click - Create Clipping Mask - use adjustment slider tool on the Curves Palette - go to the Darker Skin Color - click and pull up. > Fill Mask with Black.

repeat above only pull down on a Lighter Skin Area.

use Brush Tool set to White or Black depending on which SoftLight layer you are working on.
just keep that finger on the X-key.

Name which is what.

you can add this to the top of you High frequency layer in your work flow.

another way is http://vimeo.com/14381588

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