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Old 01-20-2012, 07:18 AM
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Removing pores and smooth skin

Hi,

Could someone give me some advice on how to remove the pores around this ladies eye, I've tried dodge and burn but struggling to get the right look.

Thanks

Carl.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:20 AM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

Dodge and burn is really the best approach for this. D&B is pretty straight forward so why don't you post your attempt and other members will be able to provide feedback and suggest how to improve.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:24 AM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

Hi,

thanks for the reply, Ive actually found a tutorial on here i that i'm using to help.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jonaswtu...16/RM0byiIcTJ0
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

Hi,

I'm still struggling to do D&B effectively, the skin is so bad and dry that I'm finding it hard to get the smooth skin around the eye. The image is very detailed and so this attached image at low-res does really show that.

If someone could give me some advice how to D&B this, id be very grateful or guide me in the direction of a tutorial to tackle bad skin like this?

Thanks

Carl
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:56 PM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

Carl, there are 4 or 5 major methods of doing D&B. Which one are you using and which part of the process is giving you the trouble?
If you aiming for a high end retouching job on this image, then you will need to do a D&B at the pixel level with a small brush and it will be a lot of work, and that's normal.
If you are looking to use one of the "blurring / skin softening / de-grunge / inverted high pass" techniques, the work will go much faster but result may not be acceptable for certain end usage.
I find this image work very well using separate adjustment curve layers, one for dodge and one for burn. Its just a lot of tedious work.
Regards, Murray
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

Didnt know if you wanted them completely removed, but I had a fast go, replacing some of them, with the healing Brush, using skin from nearby areas, and also some D&B and a slight color change,
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:19 PM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

I have used only lighten and darken, and 7% flow
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

I'm wondering why anyone would dodge and burn to smooth this skin. I would start with cloning at about 50% opacity and set the mode on "lighten". I would then use the Blur tool also set on "lighten". And I always keep my brush soft so that no visible edges show.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:45 PM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

I did this using Gimp. I used the smudge brush, and a little bit of soft light.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:55 AM
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Re: Removing pores and smooth skin

Thank You for the suggestions.

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