Thank you so much for sharing you knowledge with those of us who are learning.
I notice a few critics of the tutorials. Which means they are probably past the stage of needing a tutorial. Perhaps they could write 1 to help us who are just starting out.
It is so refreshing to see an artist who is sooo talented and IMO one of the best digital artists here trying to help the rest of us by offering tutorials and stock. Thank you so much!
yea.. except you lost definition and dimension in the nose. in the original.. her nose is a lot more shapely and delicate. you made her nose flatter and larger.. which is generally the opposite of what is desired..
Hmmm, I didn't read the tutorial, but I can see from your sample that you've made a pretty basic error - the skin appears far too smooth. The key with smoothing skin is that you want to smooth it while retaining some grain and texture. Using blurs and other similar effects destroys that underlying texture. The proper way to smooth skin to retain texture is to select out the area you want to smooth and then use the 'dust & scratches' filter to reduce the contrast of blemishes in the skin. The result is far superior to any other blurring method, and is also the technique that professional photo editors use for magazines and the like.