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Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby pam.meier » Mon 6 Feb 2012 14:02

Beauty retouching may take up hours of work time.
If you don´t want to spend as much time on an image and still get quite acceptable results like this:
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby pam.meier » Tue 7 Feb 2012 18:07

Lighting set-up was very easy, 4 strobes, main light from the right, strip fill in from the left, two strobes on the background.
Sony A900, 24-70 CZ, 200 ISO, f11, 1/160 s.

Here is the image as it came out of the camera, processed with almost default in Lightroom:
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby pam.meier » Tue 14 Feb 2012 12:50

After cleaning up some of the skin blemishes and tattoos. I used a level of 50% grey to create a dodge and burn effect.
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You blend the level into the picture, so it looks like this:
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby DiederikVP » Fri 17 Feb 2012 08:52

Wow!
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby James » Sat 25 Feb 2012 06:32

Thanks for sharing Pam. I still haven't got round to doing any editing in PhotoShop so I don't have any experience of layers. I think that day is slowly creeping up on me though!

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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby pam.meier » Tue 27 Mar 2012 13:17

I started watching video tutorials on beauty retouching by Calvin Hollywood.
I think, he also publishes English content on the web. I like his straightforward way of teaching.
Much easier than reading tutorials and trying to hit the right settings.
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby ADeVos » Sun 1 Apr 2012 19:56

Thanks for posting your insights.
Greetings from Belgium
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby Steve Bingham » Mon 28 May 2012 20:02

Excellent. I wrote this simple tutorial many years ago. It requires layers but is VERY easy to do. http://dustylens.com/glamour_look.htm :D
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Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Postby pam.meier » Fri 1 Jun 2012 11:32

Thanks, Steve :)

Yes, I frequently use the method you describe to create some "glow", the web is full of good tutorials for beauty retouching. I wil reduce the effect, though, to about 30-50%.
The inverted Highpass method is used to smoothen transitions from shadows to highlights. With the use of the D800 I don´t need to use it too often anymore ;)
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