Skin software

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  1. DRoberts

    DRoberts TPF Noob!

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    I am looking for good software to retouch skin and apply "makeup" any help is appreciated.
     
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    You can do all retouching in Photoshop. There is a plug-in called Portraiture that can be used to do skin smoothing. It's not the optimal way to do it, but some photographers use it.
     
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    What is the optimal way to do it then?
     
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    I use healing brush and clone tool to fix small blemishes on skin.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Google 'Photoshop+skin' and you will come up with more hits than you will ever be able to read.
     
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    One technique is called "degrunge" and another technique is dodging and burning using curves adjustment layers. If you go to a retouch forum you can read about both techniques.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Get the book "Skin" by Lee Varis. It's one of the best books I've ever read on digital portrait photography techniques.
     

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