Post Process Skin Brushing, please review...

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  1. Crimsonandwhite

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    Here is my first attempt at airbrushing skin. Let me know where I can make better decisions...thanks

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    Awesome, small flaw near upper left of image, her right eye brow, looks like you smudged it a little more than it already is
     
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    The hard thing with airbrushing is not crossing that fine line of looking unrealistic. With your everyday model, it wont be that hard, because part of being a model is having good skin. But for your average human being, sweaty pores, wrinkles, imperfections become your worst nightmare.

    That technique looks good...what did you use?

    Only thing is that you need to use a mask because you only want it to affect some portions because then it will look fake and obvious. You def. dont want to lose that great sharpness you had in the eyes.
     
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    To me, it seems quite over done. However, that may be my taste. I prefer to see a few pores, and a little texture - I would only remove blemishes and stuff...
     
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    I agree K8... unless you're going for something like that, it is vital to see normal aspects of the person that are untouched. Even the quick one I did...is overdone. P.S. has millions of ways of reaching a goal. So the only way is by playing around and trying different things.
     
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    Yup. You want it to be subtle enough that people seeing the image believe it to be real, and not an obious PS job. It's different for models and commercial images, IMHO.

    Here's a quick edit I did.
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    K8-90 what technique did u use?
     
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    I used the healing, dodge, burn and sponge tools.

    First I played with the curves, adding contrast and brightening it up. Then I went over it and removed blemishes. Then I used the dodge tool and lightened areas such as the wrinkles under her eyes, and the red areas around her nose. I burned out the highlights one her cheeks (the king of greasy ones). Using the sponge I saturated her eyes, hair and a little on her cheeks (to make them rosy), and then desaturated her teeth and the wall.

    It seems kind of complicated, but it took me more time typing this than doing all that :p
     
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    No I understand perfectly. Sweet. Never used that technique before. Gonna give it a try.
     
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    Oh, great! Hope it helps :)
     
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    The king of greasy ones...haha. classic. :lol:
     
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    Sorry, but huh? King of greasy ones? :confused:
    A little confused... :blushing:
     

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