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Old 03-19-2007, 05:52 AM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

it's the best semi-auto retouching software that i've tried
but it's not enough for commercial use

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Old 03-19-2007, 10:26 AM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

well Akarat, it takes you part way there
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:14 AM
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I am a newbie at these foruns, but here's what I think about the software: I also agree that no one in the world do need their face changed in terms of morphological appearance, but when using the software, what I do is after the initial automated action, put all the "face" values to "0", just to get the original face. Afterwards, I can play around with the other settings, keeping in mind to preserve as much as possible the real appearance of the person in question and emphazise skin tones, etc. And we can obtain good results very fast. I am a no dedicated portrait photographer but I find the software useful, just when I need it to do things in a quick way. Cheers
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:23 AM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

First of all ... PortraitProf is an awsome program that take hours of work out of my hands in Photoshop.
The program isn't about changing faces ... its an airbrush program.
If you have funny faces like some ppl mention .. means you didn't do your job well, and besides if that happens, anything can be corrected afterwards.
My guess is .. only ppl who use photoshop to airbrush can rate this program.
Next time if you rate a program ... use it for a few days instead of a few mins, then atleast you know what you are talking about.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:01 AM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

There's not a lot thats really going to help anyone in that software. More likely to distract them from improving their observation and skill level. Why is that people assume that Photoshop doesn't already have the toolkit? it quite obviously does. There's no 'one click fix' for anything, unless you are happy for it to look rubbish. And the more rubbish is out there, the nearer the backlash.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:23 AM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

I guess there might be a group of people, who will find it useful. Personally, I am for less extreme and more manual retouching.

In any case, it is an interesting piece of technology and it may evolve to be even better. Right now, my feeling (and I am probably not alone) is "it could be cool for someone else" (without being able to define that someone). The goal of the authors should be to change this to "it is useful for me" or for someone concrete I know.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:15 PM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

It's really not a bad program. If you have a large number of head shots to get through it can, as someone mentioned, take hours off your workload.

The program does give you plenty of options with regards to eyes, nose, blemishes, etc. So yes, you can make people look alien but you can also do small corrections that enhance and don't look overly worked on.

So many of the programs are aimed at watering down the intimidation factor of Photoshop. In some case, such as Nik's plug-ins they work well.

Is it the "pure" Photoshop retouching - NO. Can you do it in Photoshop - ABSOLUTELY Do you need a 400 page book...Sometimes.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:38 PM
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Re: PortraitProfessional software

My experience with Portrait Pro software is I am impressed.
I have worked with portraits in PSE, PSPro and Painter , but no
other software I have used has yielded so much so quickly.
You can do in 5 minutes what it takes a half hour to do in these
other programs. And you have 10 levels of skin texture improvements to work with so you can leave the natural skin elements, ie pores, etc of the portraits as untouched as you like.
It does have its limitations but they are becoming fewer and fewer.
PP 8.0 allows additional work with the eyes that is very time consuming
in other programs.
My advice is don't judge this program until you have spent some time with it.
I will use this program any day in preference to others out there.

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