HomeCalendarSearchMemberlistRegisterLog in
Top posting users this month
Most active topic starters
Bliss
 
Beech
 
LE
 
Oliviafrost1
 
Mark
 
ladybug65
 
ashpie88
 
aa13ls10
 
Vanadis
 
Dylsoccer12
 
Latest topics
Statistics
We have 5583 registered users
The newest registered user is worknmama

Our users have posted a total of 167591 messages in 2699 subjects

Share | 
 

 Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial

Go down 
AuthorMessage
cloudeu
Member
Member


Posts : 42
Tokens : 2260
Join date : 2012-04-14

PostSubject: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:59 pm

Hallo, this is a skin smoothing method that is useful for both real photos and Sim photos. It smooths the skin while slightly sharpening key features like the eyebrows, eyes, nostrils, and mouth. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. They will be updated in the F.A.Q. This tutorial was made for GIMP, but can probably be translated to other programs.

As a side note: the tutorial below can be used with photo-skinning and / or other body parts!

Firstly, you will want to start out with a picture that is not completely blurry. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is the picture that was used for the tutorial. Feel free to download it or use your own!


Step 1:
Using the lasso tool, outline the face leaving a reasonably thick border. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Step 2:
Using the lasso tool, hold down control and outline key features: eyebrows, eyes, nostrils, and mouth.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]



Step 3:
Press ctrl + c and ctrl + v (copy and paste) or go to edit > copy & edit > paste. Press the new layer icon. Then, hide the background/bottom layer so you can see the skin mask.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]



Step 4:

While on the new skin mask lawyer, go to filters > blur > gaussian blur. Set the number to around 20. Blur until completely smooth.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]



Step 5:
Hide the skin mask layer. Go to the background / bottom layer and right click. Press 'duplicate layer'.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Step 6:
Go to the duplicated layer / middle layer and go to Filters > blur > gaussian blur. Set the number around 15.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Step 7:
On the middle layer / duplicated layer, go to layer mode and press "grain extract".
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]



Step 8: Click the Top layer/skin mask layer. This layer should be hidden! Right click this layer and press "new from visible. Delete the duplicate layer.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Step 9:
Click the Top layer if you don't already have it selected and go to layer mode > overlay.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Voila! Finished product. It's hard to see on lighter skins, but there is DEFINITELY a difference, trust me!

BEFORE:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
AFTER:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Last edited by cloudeu on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:08 pm; edited 3 times in total
Back to top Go down
cloudeu
Member
Member


Posts : 42
Tokens : 2260
Join date : 2012-04-14

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:50 pm

F.A.Q?

1. What is the point of the grain extract?

The layer mode "grain extract" actually sharpens the image so that the skin is not too blurred. However, it makes the picture gray and grainy. This is why the overlay is used.


2. When I blur my picture, some of the skin goes outside the lines.
Before you merge anything, go to the background layer and right click it and press "Alpha to Selection". From there, go to the skin mask and press ctrl + i or go to Selection > invert. Either go to Edit > clear / delete or press the delete on the keyboard. This should clear it up.


Last edited by cloudeu on Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:03 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
Bubbles1419
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 834
Tokens : 4010
Join date : 2012-05-14

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:49 pm

Wow this looks great! I will be sure to try it once I get home! Thanks for the tut!
Back to top Go down
cloudeu
Member
Member


Posts : 42
Tokens : 2260
Join date : 2012-04-14

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:31 pm

Your welcome. I will be updating the pictures x)

EDIT: Pictures are updated and tutorial is more properly written c:
Back to top Go down
LE
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 2324
Tokens : 5118
Join date : 2011-10-09

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:13 am

Very awesome tutorial. I'll definitely keep this in mind for future use
Back to top Go down
http://lethestrange.weebly.com
cloudeu
Member
Member


Posts : 42
Tokens : 2260
Join date : 2012-04-14

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:26 pm

LE: Thanks!
Back to top Go down
cloudeu
Member
Member


Posts : 42
Tokens : 2260
Join date : 2012-04-14

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:03 pm

shameless le-bump.
Back to top Go down
Sarae
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 9
Tokens : 1955
Join date : 2012-12-27

PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:40 am

I know this is from August, but I just tried this out, and the difference is amazing! :D Thanks so much for this!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial   

Back to top Go down
 
Just Another Skin Smoothing Tutorial
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Tutorials :: Editing Tutorials-
Jump to: