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Nov 18, 2014 23:26 |  #1

Exploring Frequency Separation Retouching. I was happy with the results. Here's the tutorial I was following: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=ldhG9fmgC7o#t​=793 (external link) There are several others.

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Nov 19, 2014 07:51 |  #2

I like the picture and the lighting, but the overtouching looks over-cooked. There is no texture left on the skin at all. But the tonality and gradients are fantastic.


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Nov 19, 2014 14:41 |  #3

I like the picture and the lighting, but the overtouching looks over-cooked. There is no texture left on the skin at all. But the tonality and gradients are fantastic.

I included a before so you can see how much texture I began with. Yes, I see what you're saying and you can certainly dial it back if wish. I just chose not to for this exercise. Happy to have one more thing to add to my pp toolbox. Since posting I have discovered there are other threads on this technique here.




  
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Nov 19, 2014 19:05 |  #4

I think you need a different face to experiment with this technique, the one you have here is too perfect :D


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Nov 19, 2014 19:42 as a reply to  @ richfell's post |  #5

Slightly overtouched...but otherwise great shots!




  
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Nov 20, 2014 00:06 |  #6

I think you need a different face to experiment with this technique, the one you have here is too perfect

I think she's very pretty and love the eyes. I would like to try this technique on a subject with more skin texture and with different lighting to really see how it works. Also, this photo had more noise than I really wanted. A cleaner original would have probably shown more texture.




  
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Nov 20, 2014 00:42 |  #7

I think the left pic still looks better.




  
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Nov 20, 2014 00:54 as a reply to  @ bystander's post |  #8

I think there is a time and place for frequency separation. Looks like you have it down but this is not the type of image i would do it on. Looks out of place to subject matter. High end very formal potraits and fashion shots are where FS shines.

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Nov 20, 2014 01:58 |  #9

Here's a dialed back version. Thanks for the CC.


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Nov 20, 2014 13:32 |  #10

bystander wrote in post #17282832 (external link)
I think the left pic still looks better.

I could be wrong but the left side actually looks like the after...?

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Nov 22, 2014 00:17 |  #11

hudge wrote in post #17282349 (external link)
I think you need a different face to experiment with this technique, the one you have here is too perfect :D

Looking again at the "before", I tend to agree!


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Nov 22, 2014 01:02 |  #12

Would love to see some more extreme before and after examples of this technique if anyone has any to share.




  
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Nov 22, 2014 13:54 |  #13

texkam wrote in post #17286468 (external link)
Would love to see some more extreme before and after examples of this technique if anyone has any to share.

Here you go.


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Nov 22, 2014 15:53 as a reply to  @ ross13's post |  #14

Better yet.


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Nov 22, 2014 15:59 |  #15

Wow. I guess it's time to learn something new. This technique is pretty awesome. Great job guys.


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