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Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose

Jan 12, 2012, 17:08
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Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
There is probably no better way to approach skin retouching for overall tone and smoothness than by using the Wavelet Decompose plugin to operate on frequencies.

This plugin basically separates out your image into different frequency scales, and allows you to work on features at specific sizes isolated from other features. This means things like blotchy or uneven skin can be corrected without destroying fine details like pores and wrinkles if wanted (and vice-versa of course). The power of using this as a retouching tool for skin is just amazing to me.

I wasn't able to find many tutorials touching on the subject, so I finally got off my butt and wrote one for how I approach it, I'm game for any feedback/comments/criticisms/etc...

Getting Around in GIMP - Skin Retouching (Wavelet Decompose)

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Jan 12, 2012, 20:51
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Very nicely explained. But this isn't a tutorial, this is much better. Instead of expounding a recipe to be followed blindly by brainless monkeys, it gives you an opportunity to understand how & why things are done.

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Jan 25, 2012, 20:22
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(Jan 12, 2012 20:51)ofnuts Wrote:  Very nicely explained. But this isn't a tutorial, this is much better. Instead of expounding a recipe to be followed blindly by brainless monkeys, it gives you an opportunity to understand how & why things are done.

Congratulations!

Well, that is mighty kind of you to say! Thank you!

Hopefully others will find this as useful in their own workflow as it has been to mine. Smile
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Feb 10, 2012, 15:14
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Hi,
How did you get the plugin into the gimp plugin folder.
Thanks,
Angster


(Jan 25, 2012 20:22)patdavid Wrote:  
(Jan 12, 2012 20:51)ofnuts Wrote:  Very nicely explained. But this isn't a tutorial, this is much better. Instead of expounding a recipe to be followed blindly by brainless monkeys, it gives you an opportunity to understand how & why things are done.

Congratulations!

Well, that is mighty kind of you to say! Thank you!

Hopefully others will find this as useful in their own workflow as it has been to mine. Smile
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Feb 10, 2012, 15:16
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Hi,
How did you get the plugin int Gimp?
Thanks,
Angster
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Jun 19, 2014, 10:09
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Thanks, very good tutorial and lots of other good tutorials there for gimp users
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Aug 12, 2014, 21:33
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
I downloaded the plug in from the registry. (http://registry.gimp.org/node/11742) but the installation instructions (I'm on Kubuntu) are not clear. Is there an easy way? Can I copy something to somewhere?
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Aug 13, 2014, 06:07
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Thanks. I thought I had done. I'll check.
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Aug 13, 2014, 06:10
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RE: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Very nicely explained thanks for taking your time and share it here.
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