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    CC on creative editing.

    CC on creative editing.

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Skin is hard for me to do, Is there a good starter way to smooth and tone the face...

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Mitch: I tried something, I may a copy on another layer, applied a Gaussian Blue at 50% opacity, then using a brush I slowly remove the blur until I had only those areas I wanted sharp, the eyes completely sharp and the hair 87% to 50% removed and kept the background blured to make is soft. I have a hard time doing people. I hope this might work.

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Allan,
    Thank you for the thought provoking note on bluring, It never crossed my mind to use diffrent opacities to remove the blur.
    That would also give depth to the shot..

    cool...

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Mitch, on something in the shot itself: I notice you used an aperture of F/20. That is quite a lot of DOF for a portrait, especially if you want to isolate the subject from the background a bit more.

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Hi Mitch,
    I don't know if this is what you were aiming for, but it gave me 1/2 hours fun playing with your picture.
    1. Reduced clarity in camera raw.
    2. Used proximity match tool to reduce lines and blemishes etc
    3. Gave picture a final output sharpening.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Hi Mitch!

    A nice shot of a pretty model.

    Peter had a good point regarding the background.

    Allan mentioned what would be a starter for skin treatment. There are other techniques that, in my opinion, offer better results.

    Results that soften but yet retain some texture in the skin.

    A quickie with your shot. Please keep in mind Mitch I donít do this for a living so I may be way off!

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Canon
    Please keep in mind Mitch I donít do this for a living so I may be way off!
    I think not, Terry. Can you explain your technique(s)? I'd love to be able to reproduce this result.

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Hi Lex!

    Would it be appropriate to ask Mitch for his permission to post the explanation here since itís his thread?

    And hey? Just to further jack the thread I just found out that there is going to be a charity roller derby event here in a couple of days benefitting C.A.R.E, which is the Castaway Animal Rescue Effort.

    Man, talk about coincidence! After seeing your stuff Iíd love to try shooting one of these events. Probably be relegated to the stands, however!

    And Iím trying to pedal some volunteer (pro bono) photography services to this organization it is two birds and one stone!

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    Re: CC on creative editing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothtek View Post
    Skin is hard for me to do, Is there a good starter way to smooth and tone the face...
    How bout these tutorial videos for some ideas.

    Lightroom 5 new healing clone tools is so simple to use without all those layers/etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKz-0OLeeKk


    Lightroom tutorial retouching

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRqT8tqXVZI

    HTH

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