Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Pet

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 2
Reply with quote  #1 
Hi!

I love the image in "RUBEN PANOB'S GALLERY" in the showcase on this website, where a woman is holding a coffee cup.

http://www.pixarra.com/gallery_ruben_panob.html

Does anyone know if that effect is made by applying a filter to the photo or how can I achieve that effect?

Best regards,

Peter

0
kcarlino

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 554
Reply with quote  #2 
Hi Peter, 

If you zoom in around the chain and the hair you can see a heavy dose of smoothing was used. Due to the uneven edges of where the smoothing was applied I suspect this was a paint over with a blending brush or cloning. 

There are some filters that can be used to achieve some looks like this, however, the results will often depend on the quality of the original photo. Pro Studio has all the filters that could be used. Selfie Studio puts them in a form that can be easier to experiment with. 

I will try a quick test or two and post a followup message if I get something close.

Ken
0
kcarlino

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 554
Reply with quote  #3 
Here is a quick photo edit with Selfie Studio.  

photo_edit.jpg 

Left is original photo, right is a few minutes in Selfie Studio and a handful if filter brushes. It's pretty heavy handed but so was the photo edit in the example from the gallery. I'm far from an expert on photo manipulation but the basic approach I took was to use some light Smart Blur filter first and some noise removal, next enhance detail with Tighten to give a bit more defined edges, more smoothing with Smart Blur and then color adjustments with Radiance or Vibrance Plus. It really needs to vary depending on the source photo. In this photo I also used a Colorize brush to add warmth to the skin tone. 

As always respect copyrights. This source photo is licensed to Pixarra from Dreamstime (13705945)

Ken



0
Pet

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 2
Reply with quote  #4 
Hi Ken,

Thank you for your efforts. However, when I look at your retouched photo I can see that it is just that – a retouched photo. The effect on Ruben Panob's image looked much more like created artwork, sort of an airbrush painting.

Thanks anyway,

Peter
0
kcarlino

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 554
Reply with quote  #5 
Hi Peter,

Yes I do suspect Ruben's images are paint overs so it is possible to get a finer artist look. I was just applying filters for a quick approach. TwistedBrush has a good range of blenders that can be used for paint overs. I may put together a dedicated brush or ArtSet for paint overs. Stay tuned.

Ken


0
GabrielBurn

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #6 
Hi everyone.
Please help me a little.
What tools would you recommend for basic photo retouching?
For freckles and acne and wrinkles removal?
I'm using TB version 24.

Thx guys

Gabriel
0
Robyn

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 1,952
Reply with quote  #7 
Hi Gabriel.  I'm no expert on the matter, but I tried out the Filters>>>Photo>>>skin enhance on these freckles.
You have to play around with it depending on the photo being used. As you can see this photo is heavily freckled. I gave it the same treatment twice to reduce it to what you see here. 
no 1.jpg  no 2.jpg 
Others may have far better suggestions for you of course.  if you would like to see where I moved all the bars to, let me know won't you.
My regards, Robyn    


__________________
           let your art flow
  ¯`’•.¸*♫♪♥() ♥♫♪*¸.•’´
0
GabrielBurn

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #8 

Thanks for your help, Robyn.

As I look, these are manually adjusted. You can play with them but it's worth it.
I found a few more useful things:
1) Open image and duplicate layer
2) Solution / Noise reduction menu item and an automatic adjustment level can be selected here
3) If necessary, you can also use a correction brush such as Studio Set / Selfie / Photo Edit / Pro Fix brushes.
4) Minimize brush size and transparency emma-watson.jpg  emma-watson-tbp.jpg   

0
GabrielBurn

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #9 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GabrielBurn

Thanks for your help, Robyn.

As I look, these are manually adjusted. You can play with them but it's worth it.
I found a few more useful things:
1) Open image and duplicate layer
2) Choosing a masking brush - Art tools / Masking tools / Mask feathered and cover its eyes and lips
3) Solution / Noise reduction menu item and an automatic adjustment level can be selected here
4) If necessary, you can also use a correction brush such as Studio Set / Selfie / Photo Edit / Pro Fix brushes.
5) Minimize brush size and transparency

 emma-watson.jpg  emma-watson-tbp.jpg   
0
Robyn

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 1,952
Reply with quote  #10 
You did a grand job there Gabriel! Plus what a beautiful girl, with or without freckles.  
It's good to see your tips as well and others might find them very useful.  [smile]

__________________
           let your art flow
  ¯`’•.¸*♫♪♥() ♥♫♪*¸.•’´
0
GabrielBurn

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #11 
Thx Robyn 😉
This is Emma Watson beautiful, isn't it?
Ah, I missed a step from the description 😉 I corrected 😉
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.