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looking for some tips for photo editing
Old 01-21-2010, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, my issue with reading tutorials is my dyslexia, so, having a really, really broken down, simple to follow example works best for me so I can kind of practice each step, one at a time until I get it down... or someone to verbally walk me through it.

Either way, the tips I am looking for is texturing of skin tones and how to remove blemises with out screwing up the skin texture. (such as stretch marks from having a baby on the inner thighs)

I am also looking for some ideas on how to start using layers for photo editing. i've always tried to leave things as naturally as possible, and now that I need to start practicing making cover art for my newest book, i need to learn how to get fancier with my artwork.

Any suggestions, tutorials, ideas.. walk throughs etc are greatly appreciated. (or even someone to just hold my hand and walk me through it on yahoo works too...)

I typically work with studio lightening, usually have a good image to start with, and have a studio back ground for the most part.

i havent learned how to cut images out of the back ground yet, or add things into the back ground.



http://modelmayhm-0.vo.llnwd.net/d1/...153973-big.jpg The skin texture on this picture is a perfect example of what I am trying to achieve.

Warning these are 18+ images i am linking...

Okay, I am including a couple examples of what I am trying to ask.
Textures like this : http://modelmayhm-0.vo.llnwd.net/d1/...155121-big.jpg

Is that simply adding grain back in after blurring?



or in this one for editing skin, such as tummy, and thighs etc. I know its heavily photo-shopped, but there's still enough texture in the skin to look okay. how would you remove say... baby stretch marks off a tummy that could otherwise look just like this and produce that skin texture in a picture?

http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/...16c157f38a.jpg



thanks a bunch,
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Re: looking for some tips for photo editing
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Well most people here would call those images over processed. The skin really has no texture at all except for the artificial grain they added back in. I'll see if I can find a few tutorial on skin smoothing for you. If you don't mind spending a little money, the best plug in for this that I've ever used is called Portraiture. It saves me so much time it's paid for itself over and over. Here's a link to their site. I think they have a trial version. http://www.imagenomic.com/pt.aspx

Here is a tutorial on using the high pass filter for skin smoothing. This is a very good technique that leaves the skin texture intact.
http://freeonlineclasses.net/photosh...smoothing.html
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Re: looking for some tips for photo editing
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Well most people here would call those images over processed. The skin really has no texture at all except for the artificial grain they added back in. I'll see if I can find a few tutorial on skin smoothing for you. If you don't mind spending a little money, the best plug in for this that I've ever used is called Portraiture. It saves me so much time it's paid for itself over and over. Here's a link to their site. I think they have a trial version. http://www.imagenomic.com/pt.aspx

Here is a tutorial on using the high pass filter for skin smoothing. This is a very good technique that leaves the skin texture intact.
http://freeonlineclasses.net/photosh...smoothing.html

thank you so much for the links.
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Re: looking for some tips for photo editing
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Hi there,

this site has some good photoshop tutorials on everything i'm sure you will find something you can work with there (all Videos with walkthrough)

http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Video-Tutorials/

this one has some good stuff too (videos if i remember right)

http://designreviver.com/tutorials/5...hop-tutorials/

You will probably find something on here

http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=566

Gavin has some really good photoshop videos, he changed his site a while ago to promote his business side more but alot of his videos are on his blog under the dates on the right side.

http://gavtrain.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

hope these help



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Re: looking for some tips for photo editing
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and to Quote mf ... " The skin really has no texture at all except for the artificial grain they added back in."

And I would like to agree with mf on this as well.
It's easy enough to smoothen the skin out, but it can be so easily overdone, and look fake. I think that it is important to see some skin texture!


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Well the best way of editing a pic is to use software's such as Photoshop or Ms paint....
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