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How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:12 PM
sadesignnl sadesignnl is offline
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How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

Hello community of RetouchPro!

I have been recently browsing other retoucher's portfolio's which I loved and I'm wondering how they did some kind of things. I have a few examples. Hope someone is kind to help me, I would appreciate it a lot!

1) Technique 1
http://i43.tinypic.com/2py7qep.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/zje2gy.jpg

How did the make the freckles pop so much? And how did they achieve the glow of the second picture? Dodge?

2) Technique 2
http://i43.tinypic.com/95s9pe.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2r3xbae.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2dhd9mx.jpg

How did they make the pores smooth without loosing them? Also again the glowing of the 3rd pictures.

Thank you so much!!!
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:36 PM
RobertGarcia RobertGarcia is offline
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

I like the first one not a fan of the rest. Man, if I would retouch like this I probably wouldn't get hired much. Looks to me like Frequency Separation blurring the low layer I could be wrong.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:24 PM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

Technique 1:
You might start with blending the individual channels back into the original image. The blue plate in particular, in Luminosity mode, opacity to taste, will usually bring out freckles and other skin details, including imperfections. It will also darken the image overall. Green in Soft Light mode and red in Overlay can combine to produce an enhanced contrast effect not possible with curves. Easily abused. Less is more.

Technique 2:
If you try anything approaching this on a real job, they'll throw you out on your ass. 'nuff said.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

Technique 1: I agree with edgework, only thing I would add is dodge and burn, it will smooth out the shadows and highlights and you won't lose the texture...
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:39 PM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

Thank you so much the replies, guys! Is there a good (free) tutorial about technique 1 Edgework explained? I'm new to that stuff. Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:10 PM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

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Thank you so much the replies, guys! Is there a good (free) tutorial about technique 1 Edgework explained? I'm new to that stuff. Thanks a lot!

Here's a video from Aaron Nace, He goes over a few of the techniques that you are interested in...hope it helps


https://vimeo.com/64734650
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:34 AM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

Here's a freckle tutorial, one of the better methods I have seen Freckles Video
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:57 AM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

LOL, it looks like the model was given leprosy in that video... c'mon people.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

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Here's a video from Aaron Nace, He goes over a few of the techniques that you are interested in...hope it helps


https://vimeo.com/64734650
Thank you so much!!!

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Here's a freckle tutorial, one of the better methods I have seen Freckles Video
Thanks a lot, but I'm not looking to add them myself, but making the original ones pop. Thank you though! Appreciate it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:19 AM
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Re: How did they do this (skin/freckles/pores)?

1-burn curves your taste
2- brush settings- scattering option your taste
3-brush it!

my ex image:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
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