creating porcelain skin in RAW processing

For those of you asking about how to create glowing porcelain skin, here is something to try :

  • Shoot with strong light creating deep shadows as you will be reducing contrast in RAW processing
  • Works best with pale skin, light hair, & pale background

in RAW processing:

  • increase exposure
  • reduce contrast
  • reduce clarity
  • increase vibrance

Screen Shot 2013-09-08 at 12.17.23 PM

You might choose to use the result as your ‘smooth/blurred’ layer when you blend a soft and sharp layer.

In the example below, I have used a sharp layer to reintroduce sharpness in the hair, eyes and lips.

Screen Shot 2013-09-08 at 12.29.51 PM

Compare the image above with another version without processing:

Screen Shot 2013-09-08 at 12.29.24 PM

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