Although made in GIMP and for GIMP, I'm sure the basics carry over into photoshop so you can use this.
PLEASE DO NOT RIP. I worked hard on this. Image is NOT a stock image, do NOT use. Flower on side is from my own brushes here: [link]
Feel free to use. I hope it helps you!!
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This very much is NOT for realism. However what I went over here can be applied with the whole 'realism' thing. Only do the first step on blemishes or something you wish to get rid of. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
And I agree with you 100% on imperfections making us who we are. My own photos of me in my gallery are not airbrushed like this.
However as someone who manipulates photos, or is a digital artist knowing how is important. For every level. And like I said in the begginning of the tutorial, 'or the parts you wish to correct'
I did it this way so that people could catch the basic grasp of what I'm trying to let people understand.
I've just had a lot of people ask me how to do it, without looking completely like crap. Just trying to help, but I see where you're coming from. I'm going to put a little edit in my artist comment actually, because I don't want people to think I'm artificial. If I was I wouldn't have used my own photo to make the tutorial.
It's something every photo manipulator should know how to do, regardless of any ethical issues. As you can see from her deviantID photo in her gallery, she makes a similar statement about liking her imperfections. But when you want to make someone's skin look like perfect porcelain, you need to know how.
no, I totally understand that--but its bound to happen (I saw this tutorial through someones favorites and I knew that could have been one of the reasons they faved this, so I just assumed) Also, I'm quite sorry I shouldn't have come off so rude in the beginning
This method removes the natural texture of skin, I wouldn't really recommend just smudging and using dodge/burn. It's fine for tiny fixes but really using the Patch tool on small blemishes would be better than this for realism.
Not trying to hate, just want to give advice. If someone amateur sees this they might think it's the only/best way, so maybe emphasis that it's just a basic tutorial for those just starting out, with limited resources?
Wow there's no need to get so defensive, I didn't mean to insult you. You ASKED for critique so don't get on my case and call my comments "snooty."
Obviously you didn't say it was for experts, I was just suggesting that you emphasis that this isn't a realistic way for skin to look. I didn't mean to imply that you didn't know that, merely that the tutorial lacks that information. It might seem "obvious" to you but the point of the tutorial is to educate people who might not realise that, so giving out that kind of information might be helpful.
Well if you thought my comments were rude I suggest you go back and re-read them with a less negative outlook; because they were in no way pretentious or mean.
If you don't want people to say slightly negative things about your submissions say so. Don't encourage critique. I was completely respectful and honest, and you came back attacking me and picking apart my post. Then you edited the artist comment to preempt any further "snooty" posts. You directly insulted my after I tried to help you.
So I guess my biggest suggestion to you as an artist would be this: Learn to deal with harsh criticism, and accept help when people offer it.
The text is readable I just felt it could be larger to make it easier on the eyes, since you're using a somewhat handwriting-style typeface. And the photos are still small, so if you still have the larger versions it might be helpful for people reading this if they could see what you did more clearly.
When I hit download it shows up the same size as full view. Perhaps this is a mistake?
And again, don't be so offended by my posts. You asked for critique and while I don't feel like writing up a full detailed nit-pick of this I just had a few recommendations and constructive criticisms. There's no need to turn this into an argument, and if I seemed too harsh I apologise.
(Oh, and PS I did read the artist's comments section and I didn't see anything about what I told you. Just that it was intended for gimp but could carry over to photoshop, which is true; as well as a warning about your copyright and a mention of your other tutorial. (Which I very much enjoyed, by the way! Your eye makeup alone is lovely, and the touch-up there was very natural.)
When you hide a huge series of comments like that everyone knows why. The conversation doesn't paint you in an entirely bad light, and if you instead apologised it'd be better for you than having the 'skeletons in the closet' look.
I'm not trying to be condescending, I'm trying to give legitimate advice.
You should always be as patient and kind in your comments as possible. The asshole above insulting your tutorial will move on from this and it won't affect him, but you'll always have your comment insulting him back.
It might have been better to say something like, "Just because you don't like the idea of airbrushed models doesn't make it any less common. It's still an important skill for a photomanipulator to develop, then they can choose how often they use it." That would have made you look like an understanding person and made him look like a jerk for flaming you.
An allergist told me I had mine because of allergies. I can't seem to get rid of them. Oh well I'll just continue to believe they make me look like an artist who is run ragged with carrying out brilliant ideas!