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First try at skin retouch


Vafann

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This is the first time I have tried to retouch skin. I tried an inverted highpass technique tutorial, and then I tried some adjustments of my own. I was sloppy with the cutting out and the background, I was concentrating on the skin, I don´t know I well I did, is it too exaggerated? :)

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Paul

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Very nice job Vafann, nice soft blends and it all looks natural.
Theres a little bit of pixalation around the nose area, but hey first go well done.
 

Vafann

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Very nice job Vafann, nice soft blends and it all looks natural.
Theres a little bit of pixalation around the nose area, but hey first go well done.
Thank you Paul! I saw that pixelation, but that came after I posted it here, it´s not like that on my computer. I don´t understand why this keeps happening, I must be doing something wrong with either resizing, or saving for the web or something. :)
 

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I have some difficulties finding the right tutorial for this :(
 

alixman96

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very natural and i like the soft color too what adjustmints did u use? I really want to learn the color adjustments where can i find a tutorial?
 

HillyBill

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looks really nice! what i like to do is apply a really mild surface blur then mask and hit the face. but i try not to touch the nose
 

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if you get bored check out my tornado videos i have. that is what i lived through this spring. I barely made it out alive then we worked rescue for and cleanup.
 

HillyBill

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well i started making the videos to show my daughter how to do this stuff.. She is twelve and wants to work with anime. so i am showing her the basics first.
 

SeniorS

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Nice, especially for the first time. Only i would like to see small, little, tiny grain on skin.
I have seen lately some works/tutorial with that "removing everything" from skin style and i don't find it natural. But that's just me.
 

Vafann

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very natural and i like the soft color too what adjustmints did u use? I really want to learn the color adjustments where can i find a tutorial?
Thank you all, I found the tutorial in a magazine, but I can´t find it online, so I wrote down the steps for anyone who is interested.:)

After the last step, I then started using different color adjustment layers and things, and don´t really remember, I just tried things until I kind of liked it.


Inverted high pass technique



1: Duplicate image layer by pressing crtl/cmd+J

Select top layer, apply “Convert for smart filter” from the filter menu.



2: Set blending mode of top layer to Linear Light and the opacity to 50%.

Now add an Invert adjustment layer, and add it to your top layer as a clipping mask by holding Alt/Opt and clicking in-between the two layers in the Layers palette.



3: Next apply a high pass filter to your inverted layer, move the radius up until you´ve smoothed over the coarse details that you´d like to remove.



4: Now apply a Gaussion Blur filter to bring back fine details, not to far, or you will just get your original image back.



5: The clear areas of your image should now look smooth, but the edges are blurred and out of focus. To rectify this, add a Hide All mask to the inverted layer and then paint in the effect using a soft white brush, avoiding any edges or important details.

Oh, yeah, and this tutorial was by Ben Secret
 
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