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Constrasting smoothing technique ...
Old 09-24-2005, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a new technique I'm experimenting with that I call "contrast smoothing". One of the things it does is to give a very smooth skin tone to a photo. Here is an example. What do you thing?



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Works for me. I've been selectivly using Kodak GEM, but this looks nice!
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My eyes tell me that it looks a tad overprocessed . . . something is missing and there's an added flatness to the image. I know, I've done it myself!

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It would be better if you showed the before you did the technique as well so we can compare.
 
 
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Here is the original before the technique and adding border and copyright info:



You'll note how much the technique smooths out the skin. I does lead to a bit of flatness, but I think gives a different look to the photo. I suspect, that I would soften the image a bit from this original even without the technique.

Which do you like best?

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how about a bit of an explanation as to how you accomplish this. i'm assuming since you're calling it a "contrasting" technique there's stuff other than gaussian and/or diffusion glow being used?
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Now that you are showing the original
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Now that you are showing the original I prefer the original over the processed version. Flat is the word used by another poster and I agree but only because i have now seen the original
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