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Professional Retouching/Smoothing

 
Tabby
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Mar 18, 2011 17:03 |  #1

In your opinion, what is the most professional way to retouch/smooth skin for a glamour/fashion shoot? Links to tutorials are certainly appreciated! Thanks all!




  
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Mar 18, 2011 17:14 |  #2

There's probably a myriad of ways to retouch. But the best ways will smooth, and keep some details. Some people use separate software packages such as Protrait Professional.

Personally, I use a combination of using the patch tool (not clone) to clear up blemishes, using additional layers for adjusting surface blur, or median, and emboss to add back some texture, and adjusting opacity on various layers.




  
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Mar 18, 2011 22:11 |  #3

youtube has some great stuff. Here is one i have used before
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=64-23bvHi3Q (external link)


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Mar 26, 2011 16:35 |  #4

I think Dodge and burn will get you most control along with the obvious cloning and healing. Heres an example that shows the combined layer masks for the Curves adjustment layers ( used for dodging and burning ), to get the smooth skin on Amina ( white powdered face ).

https://picasaweb.goog​le.com …r_AWA#538757958​6273811442 (external link)


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Mar 29, 2011 23:22 |  #5
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Healing brush for imperfections, D&B, and clone stamp with very low opacity does it all for me...now skin tones is another story


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