Softening Skin

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Khosrownia
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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:23PM
Hello,


I am wondering what method is most effective in softening skin issues. I use CS5 and Nikon CNX. In CNX I am trying out the Gaussian Blur. I don't know if that is a good method or not.


Thanks in advance.


 


Farzad


 

(Edited on 2013-01-13 15:24:19 by Khosrownia)

(Edited on 2013-02-15 07:32:21 by Khosrownia)
Khosrownia
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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:17PM

Edge Blur in Photoshop is the most popular way to do it, it seems.


 


Thanks
fstop123
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:09PM
Has anyone used PortraitProfessional?  Would this pass iStock inspection?
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:26PM
Portraiture by imagenomic is far better than Portrait Professional. How, when and on the particular image you use them will determine if they pass inspection, used with care they are good enough to pass. I know a very sucessful istocker that uses portraiture on her images with great results and amazing port! As for the 'best' methods quality wise 'dodge and burn' also the inverted high pass technquie. Spot healing blemishes etc.., is a good start for skin. See second post by a legend at skin retouching Natalia Taffarel here  http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=828483  
fstop123
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:49AM
Posted By Feverstockphoto:
Portraiture by imagenomic is far better than Portrait Professional. How, when and on the particular image you use them will determine if they pass inspection, used with care they are good enough to pass. I know a very sucessful istocker that uses portraiture on her images with great results and amazing port! As for the 'best' methods quality wise 'dodge and burn' also the inverted high pass technquie. Spot healing blemishes etc.., is a good start for skin. See second post by a legend at skin retouching Natalia Taffarel here  http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=828483  

WOW, thanks for posting.  I see a lot of interesting things to try.
lostinbids
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 11:32AM
I use portraiture all the time (I don't think Jim was talking about me ).  Your need to tune it differently for men and women.  Also when the new layer comes into PS put it under a layer mask and brush in what and where you want it (soft brush on about 70% opacity).
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 3:50PM

Not yourself Jo though you have an amazing port also but you wouldn't suit high heels with those legs!


Good points about the masking, the skin can also be targeted in portraiture/masking and colour targeting etc... Some people run two passes one for larger pores and one for smaller finer, it's very easy to overdo really you want to keep the texture and not blur everthing. I personally would always do spot healing on split before using it and keep it for less than high end beauty shots eg, use it on lifestyle full length three quarter length images. Of course using with care can produce excellent results on head shots as in the istocker i was referring to has managed with amazing results. The great thing about portaiture is that what could take five hours with manual methods d&b etc.., can be achieved in five mins with portraiture.
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