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Old 02-02-2016, 08:54 PM
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I'll stop saying it after this, but I hope you come to realize that micro dnb and a lot of these other things just increase time spent and deliver worse results on average. If you plan on doing this for years, you will get very tired of that.
I would have to agree.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:59 AM
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About D&B:
The only way to make good result is the standard D&B technique.
That's why top retouchers still use that. 50% gray layer or Curves. Simple and works like charm. I prefer curves because gray layer increase the size of the PSD file.
Micro D&B/Pixel level D&B works fine if you have to do Close-up beauty photo or the client wants flawless skin but that is time consuming, tedious and more expensive.
I use micro D&B around the lips and eyes mostly on regular beauty photos but that's all.
I think flawless skin is a thing of the past.

About Frequency Separation:
FS is for fixing things only to save time. Lot of retouchers think FS is a technique but I say it's a tool! Very easy to make the photo overcooked if you use it incorrectly.

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Old 02-04-2016, 02:37 AM
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I think flawless skin is a thing of the past.
In a picture like this is there noise or grain to provide the skin with a subtle sense of texture?

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Old 02-04-2016, 02:42 AM
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In a picture like this is there noise or grain to provide the skin with a subtle sense of texture?

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Yes grain or noise but I think it's a little bit too much however.
Adding grain or noise cant repleace the texture but could help to improve the overall look.
I use alien skin but very gently and always selectively. I found that works very well.

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Old 02-04-2016, 05:35 AM
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In a picture like this is there noise or grain to provide the skin with a subtle sense of texture?

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Looks like both, but is definitely over sharpened and DNB just doesn't look realistic.

Don't take images like that as a reference.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:36 PM
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Re: new db technique

Speaking of grain I was looking for way of adding it to the image. This is one good tutorial I have found but understand there must be so many ways most of them as a standard overlay.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:24 PM
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That tutorial is a mess. I have multiple grains saved as a pattern, so I can just use them as an adjustment layer in any image or portion of the image.

BTW if you are in 8bit, there is a grain filter in filter gallery. There are also some quite good grain add-ons(plug ins).
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:57 PM
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Re: new db technique

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Speaking of grain I was looking for way of adding it to the image.
One more way, how to add skin texture:

http://phlearn.com/add-skin-texture-photo-photoshop
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:10 PM
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One more way, how to add skin texture:

http://phlearn.com/add-skin-texture-photo-photoshop
Everything you should never do.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:07 AM
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Re: new db technique

Is the old 50% gray overlay/softlight layer + opacity adjustment the best way to apply grain yet?
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