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Kardashian
Jan 22, 2007, 03:06 AM
Hey Guys'n'Girls!

As some of you know, I love tinkering with Photoshop - especially taking fashion shots and airbrushing them.

However, I've followed a lot of the online tutorials for airbrushing and I never get it quite right. It either looks un-airbrushed or too 'smooth' or blurred (a lot of the tutorials use Gaussian blur applied to a new top layer, then erase through the eyes, lips etc of the original).

I was hoping the more experienced [genius] PS users such as Blue Velvet etc might be able to shed some light on achieving a more professional look. I want that smooth, blemish-free skin - but still keeping the skins texture.

Anyway, any help you can offer would make the geek in me very happy!



bartelby
Jan 22, 2007, 03:09 AM
I know this is a bit obvious but
the Cloning tool is your friend in the cases of obvious blemishes.

Blue Velvet
Jan 22, 2007, 03:12 AM
There is no way on earth that I'm a genius Photoshop user. I'm just a print designer more comfortable with layouts and publications, and getting average work out the door quickly. Photo-retouching is an art that I haven't had the time to learn about...

Kardashian
Jan 22, 2007, 03:14 AM
There is no way on earth that I'm a genius Photoshop user. I'm just a print designer more comfortable with layouts and publications, and getting average work out the door quickly. Photo-retouching is an art that I haven't had the time to learn about...

I wasn't trying to imply just you - there are some brilliant PS people on MR. I just thought since you use most the Adobe products you might have picked something up along the way :o

Kardashian
Jan 22, 2007, 03:15 AM
I know this is a bit obvious but
the Cloning tool is your friend in the cases of obvious blemishes.

It doesn't give a professional, airbrushed look. I just found this (http://www.sxc.hu/blog/post/476) which looks very promising..

Nekkid Fish
Jan 22, 2007, 01:07 PM
Great tutorial!! Thanks!

I've been a member of stock.xchng for awhile, but never knew they had tutorials on there.

HUGz! Jules