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Dec 09, 2010 14:54 |  #136

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Mang Phil, I know I'll come across as a total noob for this but what is a STU?

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Dec 09, 2010 15:07 |  #137

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ok so have at it ppl...good,bad,needs work,,ect...

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Dec 09, 2010 15:10 |  #138

DanielMata wrote in post #11424194 (external link)
ok so have at it ppl...good,bad,needs work,,ect...

needs less work ;)




  
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Dec 09, 2010 15:11 |  #139

NaKiD EyE wrote in post #11424214 (external link)
needs less work ;)

could u please elaborate on that? im still learning on tha post processing side


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Dec 09, 2010 15:14 |  #140

DanielMata wrote in post #11424223 (external link)
could u please elaborate on that? im still learning on tha post processing side

well imo your PP is way over the top... way too much smoothing.




  
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Dec 09, 2010 15:21 |  #141

NaKiD EyE wrote in post #11424240 (external link)
well imo your PP is way over the top... way too much smoothing.

umm ok i see that..imma upload a different one with less smoothing and could u let me kno wat u think? thanks


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Dec 09, 2010 15:21 |  #142

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Dec 09, 2010 15:33 |  #143

tbh... still too much, but better. When you smooth the entire image it flattens it out and nothing 'pops'. Her features (eyes, lips, hair, etc) should still be sharp. To take it a step further her skin should still have texture as well. The makeup and lighting look good though.

Also f you can try and separate your subject from the background more next time or use a larger aperture to blur it out, as the wrinkles can be a distraction.

Keep up the good work... but just remember, in the world of PP sometimes less is better.




  
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Dec 09, 2010 15:47 |  #144

NaKiD EyE wrote in post #11424343 (external link)
tbh... still too much, but better. When you smooth the entire image it flattens it out and nothing 'pops'. Her features (eyes, lips, hair, etc) should still be sharp. To take it a step further her skin should still have texture as well. The makeup and lighting look good though.

Also f you can try and separate your subject from the background more next time or use a larger aperture to blur it out, as the wrinkles can be a distraction.

Keep up the good work... but just remember, in the world of PP sometimes less is better.

ahh i see what your saying. now that u pointed it out i noticed it more..thanks for the aperture tip..question tho how would one come to smooth the skin with out affecting the whole image? sry for the noob question man...i used portraiture plug-in for CS5 on these images


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Dec 09, 2010 15:58 |  #145

DanielMata wrote in post #11424434 (external link)
ahh i see what your saying. now that u pointed it out i noticed it more..thanks for the aperture tip..question tho how would one come to smooth the skin with out affecting the whole image? sry for the noob question man...i used portraiture plug-in for CS5 on these images

np ;)

as far as a skin retouch goes, there are a million ways to go about it and the end result for each one is usually the same. Just hop on youtube and search for "photoshop skin tutorial". Once again your main goal when retouching skin should be to maintain the texture though no matter what technique you use. Otherwise you will just end up with a unflattering porcelain doll look.




  
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Dec 09, 2010 17:56 |  #146

about the skin work.. (i am still learning skin work, the dodge and burn, at pixel level, takes really long.. so i am experimenting with other methods that gets good results but much less time.. ) i do know the simple plug in's don't get the pro results you want so don't do plug ins..

3 layers..

1. top layer is a high pass filter @ opacity of 33 percent with blending mode of overlay
2. 2nd layer is a cleaned up layer of skin smoothing opacity of 88-90 percent
3. original layer that was hand cleaned up with photoshop spot healer manual mode


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Dec 09, 2010 17:56 |  #147

NaKiD EyE wrote in post #11424486 (external link)
np ;)

as far as a skin retouch goes, there are a million ways to go about it and the end result for each one is usually the same. Just hop on youtube and search for "photoshop skin tutorial". Once again your main goal when retouching skin should be to maintain the texture though no matter what technique you use. Otherwise you will just end up with a unflattering porcelain doll look.

will do man..thanks again for the advice;)


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Dec 09, 2010 18:07 |  #148

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Very nice. What was your setup for this shot? Is it using one light?


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Dec 09, 2010 18:10 |  #149

1 ab800 out the door for warranty repair.....need 2 small, effective umbrellas for AB800....any suggestions?
oh...and times are tighter than they used to be....for me at least.


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Dec 09, 2010 18:32 |  #150

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Very nice. What was your setup for this shot? Is it using one light?

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softlight II key light high. STU low (butterfly/clam config) then background light


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