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Old Aug 24, 2005, 1:19 AM   #1
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hey guys,
can u recomend any filters or programs i could use to air brush some people images to get that look that front covers of magazines have. you no how the skin is smooth but slightly grainey to look sorta natural and the skin tones are more tanned

any suggestions guys



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BTW i have Adobe Photoshop 7, but u think a diff prog can do the trick alot easier then that would be awesome CHEERS



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You might try Neat Image for the skin texture. The trial version doesn't expire and is considered freeware for personal use. Mess with the settings – you can get some nice skin with it.

For the skin tones try Image>Adjustments>Selective color in Photoshop. Mess with the different sliders in the reds for starters.

You can also select the face and again use selective color but include the black slider more in some of the colors.

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thanks heaps the prog is awesome
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Here's something I read in a book by Scott Kelby



Create 2 duplicate layers(press ctrl J twice)

With the first duplicate, select Filter>Blur>Guasian Blur and set a radius of 60. Set the blend mode to lighten.

With the second duplicate, select Filter>Blur>Guasian Blur and set a radius of 40. Set the blend mode to darken and the opacity of the layer

Merge the two duplicate layers, select the top layer, select Layer>Merge down.

Select an opacity of about 35% and rub out all the areas you want to keep sharp, ie mouth, eyes, ears, hair. Its all your choice.

Record the steps(except for the rubbing out part) as an action



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Old Sep 3, 2005, 7:18 AM   #5
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thanks for tht mate, i wil give it a go

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