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de5m0mike
Posts: 64
Rockford, Michigan, US


Anyone have any tips for adding realistic looking sweat to skin? I have a close up shot of a girls face after a run on the trail and we would like to try to make her look like she had beed working a little harder. A little more grit/sweat. I've been playing around with pulling sweat beads from another shot and adding them to her face, but I'm not happy with the results. Would love some advice from any pros who have tried this before. I would consider my knowledge of photoshop pretty high so hit me with your most advanced techniques. Thanks
Sep 05 13 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Robert Randall
Posts: 13,842
Chicago, Illinois, US


I didn't check it out, but this was the first item that came up on a google search.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5784173_add-swe … oshop.html
Sep 05 13 12:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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de5m0mike
Posts: 64
Rockford, Michigan, US


Robert Randall wrote:
I didn't check it out, but this was the first item that came up on a google search.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5784173_add-swe … oshop.html

Yeah, I found that one too. Not very helpful for what I'm trying to do. Thanks anyways though.

Sep 05 13 12:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robert Randall
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Chicago, Illinois, US


Sep 05 13 12:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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GK Retouching
Posts: 373
Denver, Colorado, US


I found this one. Might work for you. Also, you may want to try adding a filter on the one you took from another picture. Plastic wrap or stained glass probably your best option.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyM0whG-F44
Sep 05 13 12:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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The Signature Image
Posts: 12,055
Gorham, Maine, US


Robert Randall wrote:
How about this one...

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=241

A nice tutorial, but geesh a lot of work. Much easier to apply glycerin and water from the outset though.

BTW, nice to see that you are back and giving help, Robert. Your work is still great.

Sep 05 13 12:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


You might search for stock images of water drops on glass, such as here. You'll probably have to buy an image to get a usable size.

You can put that on a separate layer above your image and experiment with blend modes. Hard light is worth a try. Color doesn't matter because you can clip a hue/sat layer to the drops image to control that.

It isn't real easy, but it can be done. Here's a quick and partial illustration of the kind of effect you could achieve (I have no idea what sort of image you're dealing with).

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9775/gh4s.jpg
Sep 05 13 06:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chasing Shadows
Posts: 302
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I just turn the heat up really high and smile all the time during the shoot. Seems to make them sweat.
Sep 05 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,642
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


This worked well for me:

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/phot … ter-drops/


I used this procedure to create the single water droplet on the rose below. Once you've created the water droplets in this procedure, they can be copied and pasted from one image to another.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp100/foreverfotos/dscf1116a_close_art_zps127e18b7.jpg
Sep 05 13 06:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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de5m0mike
Posts: 64
Rockford, Michigan, US


ForeverFotos wrote:
This worked well for me:

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/phot … ter-drops/


I used this procedure to create the single water droplet on the rose below. Once you've created the water droplets in this procedure, they can be copied and pasted from one image to another.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp100/foreverfotos/dscf1116a_close_art_zps127e18b7.jpg

The hardest part is that she already does have some light sweat from running and getting the extra fake sweat to match the feel of the real sweat is tricky. This is helpful though. Thanks. I'll likely try something similar to this, but maybe use some real water drops from a stock photo for shapes rather than mess with the noise filter stuff since I'd like to try to achieve some drops that look like they are dripping down her face as well.

Sep 05 13 07:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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