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  1. steverstrike

    steverstrike TPF Noob!

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    how to shoot pictures of people and have the picture come out very smooth.. as if there skin is very smooth.. for an example.. www.davidephotos.com i love his pictures and he shows it very well in his model pictures
     
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    There are many different ways to get that smooth skin look. One is good lighting and good make-up...of course a good model helps as well.

    A lot of it these days is created with Photoshop...
    Google 'photoshop & skin' .... OK, I'll do it... here
    There are many different techniques that go from very quick & easy to quite complex.
     
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    thanks u
     
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    sometimes i go into photoshop and blur their skin and it makes it look smoother.
     
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    I think this is a pretty simple technique using a layer mask and leaving the eyes, mouth, etc unblurred.

     
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    Yep, If you duplicate the layer and add some gausian blur to the top level and play with the opacity setting to get the skin looking good. Then you can mask out the eyes and anything else you want sharp.
     
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    There is an action here called Glamour Blur that does very well also. It is a little down the page. I suggest trying it out for yourself because the rollover demo image is a rather extreme subject they attempted to work with.
     
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    one way i do it that works most of the time and it is fairly quick is use the Smart Blur in photoshop. For me I think that is a great feature. You can smooth skin and it does not look that PSd if you only do a small correction but it does smooth the skin and not look like you smoothed the skin.
     
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    I came across this site www.jpfix.com/ a few days ago which looks like they make some good works and also they have promotion to process some photos for free. I'll try to do a few of mine

     
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    thanks for the link.

    I previewed their example images and found them all to be pretty awful, except for one and that one was only marginally bad. (the last one of the girl with red heair)
     
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    I don't know what kind of camera you have but my D70 has a option in the menu to soften the picture. It does a really good job for portrait but it makes other pictures a little to blurry for me.
     

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