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OK, nobody asked for it but I would like to share this technique that I've recently discovered. Of course, I've then noticed that it has been used (and known) from others too :giggle: Nonetheless, it's good to discover ideas by yourself - and since I didn't came on similar tutorials on the net, let's say it was somehow worth it. :aww: Anyway, sorry if you knew it already, I just got excited about it ;) :excited:

Skin softening is a common task with digital images. While simple techniques such as Gaussian blur are easy to apply, they give an ugly "doll" look to your model. I would like to present you a technique that is more subtle and produces better realistic skins. It can be easily adjusted to give the right amount of details.

Hope you will enjoy it. Please leave some feedback if you found it useful.

:wave:

This is for your personal education only. DO NOT REPRODUCE IT WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.
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:iconfaithfulllyyy:
faithfulllyyy Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
hello okay this is weird i cant see the tutorial just the jif file and the download doesnt work just wondering if theres another way to view ur tutorial thanks heaps
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Weird, it should work. The tutorial is a PNG image
[link]
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:iconfaithfulllyyy:
faithfulllyyy Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
oww thanks heapss
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came2dance Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I use a similar technique but this does look pretty quick to use. .......... and ANYTHING is better than that doll like plastic finish we see all over the place. I even see children's portraits that are overdone nowdays!

Thanks for sharing :)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) you're welcome
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Thank you for posting the tutorial.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
You are welcome :aww:
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:iconmxgirl199:
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for making this! I'll try it on Gimp since I have some strange zoomed in pics with weird looking skin!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
You're welcome.
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:iconvitorizza:
vitorizza Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
thank you... very interesting!!!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Until now I have been using Gaussian blur to soften skin in my self portraits and I always wanted a new method, so thank you very much!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
;)
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:iconjgda9rs:
JGDA9RS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
hmm, really interesting. never really thought
about smoothing skins on postproduction before.
but this one's really simple. i used to use the clone tool for little problems, and can prove to be a pain. this one makes sense and sounds really simple. i'll give this one a try. thanks for sharing!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconkczajkowska:
kczajkowska Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
thanks :heart: It's very helpful :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) you're welcome.
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:iconinthesea:
inthesea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
That's a great tip! Thanks!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're welcome :D
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:iconsensorycore:
SensoryCore Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you. i never said it before. but i am now. thank you. :D
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
You are welcome :)
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FidgetResources Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
hey
thanks for this ... am going to give this a go later :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're welcome.
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:iconpswood:
pswood Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I :+fav: it, and am trying it out today! Thanks
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
you're welcome :)
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:iconrainhng:
RainHNg Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student
Thank you for sharing (^ ^)/
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
No problem :D
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks for sharing! I'm new at photoshop, been using it for about a month, and to tell you how new I am, I only understood the concept of layers a couple of weeks ago :blushes:

My friend's sister got engaged recently and sent us the photos -- the retouching was soooo bad I could have hit something; they'd used Gaussian so heavily that even her nose and mouth were blurred off (and it doesn't take a smartass to know that they could at least have masked that)... Seeing your tutorial made me remember that.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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chibiharuka Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   General Artist
thank you for sharing your knowledge. I'm looking forward to trying this technique, I still haven't found what works best for me & my shots & I'm somewhat on the beginner side, so i'm always open to learning new things. so thanks again!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:icondshark:
Dshark Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Nice tut. I've always preferred a low opacity Gaussian blur mask though. This does work but i prefer the control of changing general opacity.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
I would rather go for a smart blur if you'd like to go this way, because you'll get less color bleeding around the edges.

Also, your methods kills the grain, whereas this one doesnt :)
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dogtemple Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
thanks! this is the sort of quality tutorial that actually makes a difference, usable skills.

much appreciated!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!
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DeepestMystery Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
And I thought I knew how all those filters worked after so many years *facepalm*...

Thank you for sharing the usefulness of that particular filter in situations like this :]
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're welcome.
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:iconloryostos:
loryostos Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
useful :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
^_^
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utawoutau Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Wow, excellent, man! I've been looking for a new technique for this! Thanks for sharing!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're welcome. I've juste wrote a tutorial for photo.net with a more detailed technique, I hope to show it soon.
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:iconrendhaz:
ReNdHaz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
thanks for the technique :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're welcome
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:iconfahhhhh:
fahhhhh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great tutorial, a new technique is always something worth learning, so thank you!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
^_^ welcome!
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:iconkingshrestha:
kingshrestha Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I forgot to thank you!!! THANK YOU!!! ;)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
;) welcome.
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:iconkingshrestha:
kingshrestha Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I have been using a different technique but I like this too... As it is faster and effective!!! :D B-)
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:iconjhubert:
jhubert Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
:thanks:
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