Got a lot of questions regarding smoothing the skin and overall processing of my photos. Here is a quick recap of the post production.
The first one is after raw, where I now days do pretty much actually. The second is after the skin and hair work. Everything that’s not supposed to be there is gone, like red marks, cuts or whatever. I also do some cleaning up of the hair as you can see. The third step is all the color work and final touch.
The skin is never smoothed out, no gaussian blur or similar. Never use that. Do it by hand, pixel by pixel (almost). There are several iterations of this method, but I simply use dodge & burn. Some like to use the frequency separation method. But it’s all up to you.
Well, not new, of course. But for me, I have never understood how you retouch, for example, a face in videos. I mean, I do the photography good, and that includes the retouching part, but that’s just one photo. In video you have 24 per second. I just never got it how you do it, what kind of tools you use.
Here are a few awesome videos showing of some great programs.
A while back ago some images leaked from Victoria Secrets. Now, the finished work has arrived. It’s simple work, yet classy. And here we can see that a great model, both in acting and beauty, is of big importance. There are mostly general touch up that’s been made. No surprises actually. ”The Angels” are great models, end of story.
Well, here is a Before & After for you. The model had almost no make up applied because of the clients needs. This was a catalog job originally and the face was cut out. But I think I just had to capture it. My initial thought was to keep the untouched face, but in the end I decided to make something else out of it. And here you can see what I did. Hope you like the peek behind the curtain.
Skin is very important in fashion and beauty. Here is a Before & After of a kind of a new photo I did of a model from Denmark. I use D&B most of the time, sometimes I separate the two in two curves layers, one for dark, and one for light. Depends on how much time I got. So, here you go, a sneak peak at what it can look like both before and after.