I'm looking around for some good tips and tricks on making digital powder for faces. I see this effect all the time on high end retouched photos. It's this fine dust looking texture to the skin.
Are people just blending an overlayed shot of powder on top of the skin?
http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles25/ … e71219.jpg
Feb 03 13 12:32 am Link
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Add a link to such an image so we know exactly what the look is, that you want.
Feb 03 13 01:04 am Link
London, England, United Kingdom
I think this is a technique that Gry Garness specialises in.
Feb 03 13 02:05 am Link
Rīga, Rīga, Latvia
Sample photo would be great to see what you meant with "powder effect"
Feb 03 13 09:19 am Link
Found an example, edited first post.
I know the easiest route is just hire a MUA, which I usually do, but I'm curious about how it's done in post.
Feb 03 13 02:15 pm Link
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Look like a band pass type of retouching job, maybe a fake texture but I don't think so. Still not a fan of unnaturally even pores
Feb 03 13 02:27 pm Link
Could you also post an example of one of your images that lacks this texture, so we can see the problem as well as the solution?
Feb 03 13 03:12 pm Link
*** Heresy alert! ***
The example you posted could have been done with ... come closer and I'll whisper it ... Imagenomic Portraiture.
Feb 03 13 03:20 pm Link
I found some interesting powder brushes... this might be more what I'm looking for.
http://keepwaiting.deviantart.com/art/S … -118364120
Feb 03 13 04:05 pm Link
What problem are you trying to solve? Can you show an example?
Feb 03 13 04:15 pm Link
I don't have a problem or an example shot I'm dealing with, I'm just curious about ways you can digitally give a face that translucent powdered look.
Feb 03 13 04:20 pm Link
I think you have to deal with specific images that present specific problems. There's a world of difference between skin that has no texture at all, and skin that has texture like a four-topping pizza.
Feb 03 13 05:26 pm Link