Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Porcelain Skin - Technique Tuesday 03.04.08

I saw this tutorial over at Stock.Xchng, printed it out, and tried to duplicate the result. It took me a few tries until I finally got it. Some of the steps are not super intuitive which is why I thought I would do a video of it.

I really like the effect and see some applications for that really theatrical retouched effect. The folks over at Imagenomic have a great Photoshop plug-in that does what looks like the same thing. We actually use it at my studio and it does a great job, but if you want to save some dollars this tutorial will do the trick. Give it a peek and see what you think.



18 comments:

  1. Thanks Dave! That was amazing. I never knew how to do this sort of thing.

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  2. Great Post, the is a awesome way to create the smooth skin effect.

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  3. Love this tutorial. Thank you!

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  4. SOunds like a great tutorial, again. But am I the only one that keeps having problems with Viddler? They are hard to load, I get audio no video at times, the same things happen on their site. What gives?

    Love your work and thanks for all the inspiration to keep going...Tom

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  5. Great tutorial! We've been doing something similar for a while ... but this method seems to be the easiest! Thanks!

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  6. It's always a great day when Photoshop makes you say "Wow!" aloud. And this tutorial does exactly that -- thanks, David. I tried taking this technique to the next level by making the surface blur a smart filter (to go back and fine tune) but couldn't technically pull it off for some reason. Any thoughts?

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  7. Great job David.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Curtis

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  8. Hi David I really appreciate your tutorial but I'm having trouble completing the process. Can you please email me at msgracie1128@yahoo.com for help. Thank you

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  9. This was great, I really enjoyed seeing your paint with light trick. I never thought of doing it it that way. Thanks for sharing, very useful.

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  10. Awesome... the copy/paste technique is quite useful.

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