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.
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?
thanks a bunch,
p.s. yahoo firstname.lastname@example.org