hnicholson Posted February 2, 2016 Share Posted February 2, 2016 Hi Damien, I was wondering if you could show me how to achieve this photographer's post processing work? The photo below is from a recent competition where she placed in the top ten. Specifically , I love how she gets her subject's skin to look like an oil painting. She recently posted a photo in a closed OCF group that more closely resembles the photo I'm uploading, but she hasn't made it public on any of her other pages. When asked how she processed it, this was her response " I start by fixing blemishes and imperfections. Then, I move on to light modification, by various techniques because I have no real preference for a particular one. Then, I dodge and burn (this is where the "painterly" look mostly comes from). Then, I add a texture and put that layer in Soft Light mode. And finally, I tweak the colors, usually with a Curves layer combined with a Selective Color layer. Oh, and I add back some details, so it doesn't look as "smooth" ." As you can see, she is really helpful, but the directions seem really vague to me, as I haven't tried many of the techniques she's listed. (I'm currently on the wait list for your RAW class). I know the photo I'm uploading isn't of a beautiful young woman and it's just a head shot, but the lighting in very similar. Thank you for your help! If anyone wants to see her other beautiful work you can find her at https://www.facebook.com/WinterwoodPhotography/?pnref=lhc 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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