Casual portrait, during a party, of the daughter of a friend. She has a virtual perfect skin. Nevertheless, I used it for a Ps postproduction exercice using the "frequency separation" technique.
Frequency separation allows you to separate the texture (high frequency
) from the image from the tone and colour (low frequency
). By doing this you can work separately on the texture, or the skin beneath.
(1) edited image
(2) 2k x 2k crop
(3) Base RAW unedited (2k x 2k crop)
(4) side by side of (2) and (3)
Picture was made with a D610 and the standard provided kit lens i.e. Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
If there is interest, I will be happy to provide more information.
This is a technical exercise. I'm not looking for whether this type of edit is "good or bad"; just to show what is possible.