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Feb 15, 2016 06:55 |  #1

Just need a quick push or pointers to get photos to look like this instead of dull photos. I will provide the link. Www.portranet.com


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Feb 15, 2016 07:08 |  #2

My, gosh. I have never seen such skin smoothing / blemish removal in my life. WAY overdone. Not because it looks bad but because it is SO perfect it looks fake. NOBODY is this perfect. Heck,. even mannequins are not this perfect and they are manufactured from plastic !


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Feb 15, 2016 07:52 |  #3

I agree that they are over processed. OTOH, I'll bet that they sell a lot of them!


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Feb 15, 2016 08:04 |  #4

can you use some adjectives that are less vague than dull?

maybe post a pic that you have taken that you want to improve?


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Feb 15, 2016 11:12 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #5

I just want that pop in color where everything looks like it belongs like those


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Feb 15, 2016 11:55 |  #6

That should be included in the Photoshop manual. Entitle the chapter, "Common Over-Processing Errors."




  
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Feb 15, 2016 12:06 |  #7

I do agree with the others that they are over cooked, but everything about the photographic process helps images pop like that, camera, lens, lighting, aperture, processing.

without giving us a starting point how can we suggest how you get to the finish line?


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Feb 15, 2016 12:16 |  #8

cleyvosier wrote in post #17898870 (external link)
Just need a quick push or pointers to get photos to look like this instead of dull photos. I will provide the link. Www.portranet.com

This will get you started.

http://www.imagenomic.​com/pt.aspx (external link)
http://www.photoshop.c​om/ (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m …=skin+smoothing​+photoshop (external link)

There was a time I wanted to achieve this level of perfection too.
Then I discovered my own style.


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Feb 15, 2016 12:30 |  #9

cleyvosier wrote in post #17899131 (external link)
I just want that pop in color where everything looks like it belongs like those

I think the "pop" is as much from the lighting as the processing.




  
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Feb 15, 2016 12:35 |  #10

cleyvosier wrote in post #17898870 (external link)
Just need a quick push or pointers to get photos to look like this instead of dull photos. I will provide the link. Www.portranet.com

Heya,

Most of that is just applied filters and actions for smoothing and selective sharpening of specific areas. If you start with a well exposed image, this is very easy to achieve. There's a ton of lightroom/photoshop actions and templates that do this that you can purchase. Or you learn to manually do it yourself in photoshop with layers, masks and actions.

If you want that bright, high contrast pop with lots of color, it starts with lighting and exposure. If you expose up slightly with lighting, it will automatically smooth the skin a bit. From there, adjusting the eyes specifically, to increase color and brightness.

Using an ultra-sharp lens and over-sharpening the entire image will result in more work (ever see those photos where you see every single pore on a face due to super sharpness and make up showing, etc? yuck!).

Check out some tutorials on youtube by Phlearn. Lots of useful stuff for skin & eyes that you can make your own actions or use their actions, free.

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Feb 15, 2016 12:40 |  #11

Step one: Hire good-looking models and a skilled makeup artist.


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Feb 15, 2016 13:00 |  #12

This guy charges almost 2k for learning his 0 to pro process


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Feb 15, 2016 13:02 |  #13

cleyvosier wrote in post #17899266 (external link)
This guy charges almost 2k for learning his 0 to pro process

Workshops are where the money is these days. Cameras and gear have gotten so inexpensive everyone can pretty much pick them up. So they want to do the photos themselves, so the money is in the workshop. This applies to lots of genres too (landscape, wildlife, portrait, etc).

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Feb 15, 2016 13:17 |  #14

I use Nik packages for some of their filters that make processing a bit easier. Here is a quick run of the skin softener and glamour runs, then some post processing.


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Feb 15, 2016 13:32 |  #15

The website in the original post looks like it was made in MS Word.


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