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    I keep running into some of my photos that are slightly out of focus and skin texture is almost gone. Whats the best way to add texture? Here's the full photo.
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    Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

    I use high pass in this kind of situation.

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    • #3
      Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

      Do you crank it up on skin like this? Or keep it low?

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      • #4
        Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

        I'd say get the right focus out of the lens first, retouching is just a medium, if the input is bad there's not much a retoucher can do.

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        • #5
          Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

          As Dropt remarked, work on getting your subject matter clearly in focus; the shot is well-lit, composed, etc.

          What you do in post will be much better for having a good starting image. But if the image captured was less than ideal (blurred/out of focus, in this case) then it becomes very challenging to correct it without the image become plastic-like, or otherwise unrealistically textured.

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            Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

            Originally posted by ItsOscar View Post
            Do you crank it up on skin like this? Or keep it low?
            I think he means you could use the high pass filter to steal texture/extract detail from a sharper frame. Really you'd be looking at a lot of warping and building in tiny parts at a time to get it right. You'd also have to make sure it's not clashing with any bits of texture the image still has. Using it on a blurry frame isn't going to give you more detail.

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            • #7
              Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

              Thanks for the tips everyone. I might be having a focus issue with my 7D. The focus point can be right of the face and still look this blurry.

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              • #8
                Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

                Originally posted by ItsOscar View Post
                Thanks for the tips everyone. I might be having a focus issue with my 7D. The focus point can be right of the face and still look this blurry.
                If you're focusing and recomposing, that's likely the issue. There's also a chance that your glass needs a pretty big AF adjustment. You might consider renting a calibration target.

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                • #9
                  Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

                  you could add noise to the red channel.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

                    I wouldn't suggest manipulating in extra skin texture here. I think you will get sufficient texture by adding some sharpening. Remember, this is not a close-up portrait, you will not really see all the small pores anyway - they are like a pixel big...

                    (See attachement. I went a bit heavy perhaps, but it shows what I mean).

                    If you have a problem with the entire picture being blurry and without fine detail, you might as a last resort add some fine noise to the image to make it appear slightly sharper. Do this after sharpening and everything else. Suggestion: gray layer, add noise... (some low setting), overlay blend mode or similar. Possibly with a mask.
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                    • #11
                      Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

                      Also , shooting at f14 when the lens lowest aperture number is 2.8 could make the image less sharp, depending on brand and model.
                      Do a couple of test shots on text or anything that is still, at different apertures and then see where the lens makes the sharpest image.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What techniques do you use to add skin texture

                        Thanks for the input everyone. Very helpful.

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