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Jan 03, 2008 11:20 |  #1

I've been doing a lot of post processing of skin recently and figuring out what works based on the person, their age and the type of shot it is and what it's being used for.

I just did a shoot with a 16 year old girl that is very pretty and has a great face but has some skin problems. Many of the healing and skin smoothing techniques that normally work are not working well in this case and I'm not sure what the best solution would be.

Does anyone have specific techniques they use for acne and bad skin as opposed to just normal blemish removal? There are patches of the skin that are very red and uneven, and smoothing just gives me a smoother red area without the texture, but ends up looking pretty bad.


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Jan 03, 2008 12:09 |  #2

Have you tried to do heavier smoothing and them reomove the red via a hue/saturation adjustment layer with a mask? You could add some noise to get some texture back.


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Jan 03, 2008 12:36 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #3

Thanks Mike,

I actually haven't tried that and didn't think of it. I'm going to give it a shot and I'll let you know.


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Jan 03, 2008 12:44 |  #4

I usually use a mixture of the healing brush and the clone tool.


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Jan 03, 2008 13:09 |  #7

undergrad. wrote in post #4622635 (external link)
I usually use a mixture of the healing brush and the clone tool.

That's what I have been doing, but there is strong contrast between the affected and unaffected areas of the face.


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Jan 03, 2008 18:12 |  #8

I use the red channel turning off the others and dodge burn and blur as needed


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Jan 03, 2008 19:17 |  #9

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Can you post a picture?
There are some talented folks out here who can probably help. :D

An example would definitely be beneficial.
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Oct 10, 2008 23:02 as a reply to  @ undergrad.'s post |  #10

I use the clone and healing brushes and then apply Portraiture to finish it off. The teen girls like the effect even though most older people think it is overprocessed. Hope this helps.

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If you are doing a lot of this type of work, I would highly recommend Portraiture. It will save you a lot of time and when used properly, give excellent results.


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Oct 11, 2008 10:41 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #12

I will sometimes make duplicate layer with skin retouch and lower opacity to keep it looking real. I use it mostly for wrinkles tho.




  
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Oct 11, 2008 12:19 |  #13

I usually get rid of any blemishes with the clone brush. Then use nik software's skin softener and lower the opacity of that layer to retain the texture in the skin.


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Feb 25, 2009 19:54 |  #14

What is portraiture? Is it a software?


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Feb 25, 2009 20:30 |  #15

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I've been doing a lot of post processing of skin recently and figuring out what works based on the person, their age and the type of shot it is and what it's being used for.

I just did a shoot with a 16 year old girl that is very pretty and has a great face but has some skin problems. Many of the healing and skin smoothing techniques that normally work are not working well in this case and I'm not sure what the best solution would be.

Does anyone have specific techniques they use for acne and bad skin as opposed to just normal blemish removal? There are patches of the skin that are very red and uneven, and smoothing just gives me a smoother red area without the texture, but ends up looking pretty bad.

do you have a sample crop? I might be able to help but I'm not quite sure it'll work, as it's difficult to say without looking at the actual pic. There have definitely been some people with lumpy bumpy skin I have fixed before.


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