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1st time skin editing

 
jhuckelberry
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Dec 13, 2009 17:19 |  #1

I'm working on learning skin editing and would like to get a critique of my first pass through with it.


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I used an action for this that gave me a little options. I'm thinking it may be a little over done, but since I have no real experience with it yet I'd love to get some feedback. I haven't done anything else with the shot yet besides cropping smaller versions, which is why they don't quite line up the same.

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Dec 13, 2009 17:32 |  #2

Not bad. It doesn't look too overdone for the shot. Keep up the good work. As a side note, if you're going to put a good bit of work into the skin, you might consider blending out the stray hairs around her head to compliment the skin work you've already done.




  
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Dec 13, 2009 17:55 |  #3

Subicon wrote in post #9190690 (external link)
Not bad. It doesn't look too overdone for the shot. Keep up the good work. As a side note, if you're going to put a good bit of work into the skin, you might consider blending out the stray hairs around her head to compliment the skin work you've already done.

thanks for the note. I do plan on working the hairs out as well, but before I got too far into it I wanted to get a little feedback.

I actually have photos of 13 different girls to edit once they choose the ones they like. It was my first real photo shoot, so I've been pretty excited about it all.


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Dec 13, 2009 18:56 |  #4

I think it looks stunning! well done! (and not overdone)


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Dec 13, 2009 20:24 |  #5

theodre wrote in post #9191160 (external link)
I think it looks stunning! well done! (and not overdone)

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Dec 14, 2009 12:47 |  #6

Nice work. Can you share you technique and progam you used?


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Dec 14, 2009 13:06 as a reply to  @ williejr's post |  #7

Great image - If you going to be working on a lot of images - pick up the Imagenomic Portraiture plug-in (1-click and your done)

Where is a workup using the default setting.

duped the layer and applied the plug-in on the top layer (skin). Then I masked away everything except the skin.

on the bottom layer I sharpened the hair and clothing a little. merged the 2 and changed the color space from Adobe to sRGB.

added a curves layer to punch up the image a little

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Dec 14, 2009 13:07 |  #8

found you : )


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Dec 14, 2009 13:45 |  #9

Palladium wrote in post #9195916 (external link)
Great image - If you going to be working on a lot of images - pick up the Porturature standanone / plug-in (1-click and your done)

Where is a workup using the default setting.

duped the layer and applied the plug-in on the top layer (skin). Then I masked away everything except the skin.

on the bottom layer I sharpened the hair and clothing a little. merged the 2 and changed the color space from Adobe to sRGB.

added a curves layer to punch up the image a little

QUOTED IMAGE

thanks for the tip on that. hadn't used that plugin so I'll check it out tonight. love the edit, think I could really use that.


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Dec 14, 2009 13:46 |  #10

williejr wrote in post #9195798 (external link)
Nice work. Can you share you technique and progam you used?

It was done in photoshop CS3. I'll look at the action name when I get home. It's a portrait action I picked up a while back that I hadn't really had a chance to use yet.


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Dec 14, 2009 13:48 |  #11

zachbreaux wrote in post #9195926 (external link)
found you : )

zach, what's up man. didn't know you were around these parts.


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Dec 14, 2009 15:33 |  #12

Sure am. I learn a lot on here.


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Dec 14, 2009 16:10 |  #13

Palladium wrote in post #9195916 (external link)
Great image - If you going to be working on a lot of images - pick up the Porturature standanone / plug-in (1-click and your done)

Where is a workup using the default setting.

duped the layer and applied the plug-in on the top layer (skin). Then I masked away everything except the skin.

on the bottom layer I sharpened the hair and clothing a little. merged the 2 and changed the color space from Adobe to sRGB.

added a curves layer to punch up the image a little

QUOTED IMAGE

Just a quick question. Could you please share the technique to sharpen only the hair and clothing without touching the skin (face & arm)? Thanks.




  
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Dec 14, 2009 16:40 |  #14

Very nicely done. I'd also suggest fixing the catchlights; there seems to be multiple light sources.

Just a quick question. Could you please share the technique to sharpen only the hair and clothing without touching the skin (face & arm)? Thanks

Selective sharpening is done through the use of layer masks. Basically the image is copied to a new layer and sharpened to taste. Then a Hide All (black) mask is added to the layer, and a soft white brush is used to paint on the mask in the areas that should be sharpened.


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Dec 14, 2009 19:15 |  #15

zwollenaar wrote in post #9197090 (external link)
Just a quick question. Could you please share the technique to sharpen only the hair and clothing without touching the skin (face & arm)? Thanks.

Create a layer and mask the face, sharpen the rest.




  
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