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#1 Bryce Lansing

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:32 AM

I'm looking for a filter, if it exists, that can soften blemishes in a face, but not give the whole image a low contrast, diffused look. I don't want the viewer to know the shots have been filtered.

I always read that the Black Diffusion Filter did just this, but when I finally found an example, it looked low contrast and diffused, with halated highlights. Is there any filter that can do it?
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#2 Andre Labous

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:47 AM

I would try Tiffen Soft FX. Highlights generally don't bloom.
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#3 Bryce Lansing

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

Thanks, I'll give it a try! What density would you reccomend using for the least filtered look?
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#4 Jake Kerber

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

Thanks, I'll give it a try! What density would you reccomend using for the least filtered look?


1/2 is nice--effective, but not too soft. This is advice for a small screen finish. For theatrical, I'd test.
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#5 John Brawley

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:39 AM

I'm looking for a filter, if it exists, that can soften blemishes in a face, but not give the whole image a low contrast, diffused look. I don't want the viewer to know the shots have been filtered.

I always read that the Black Diffusion Filter did just this, but when I finally found an example, it looked low contrast and diffused, with halated highlights. Is there any filter that can do it?



You can't go past Schneider classic softs. They are great for diffusion that doesn't look like diffusion. Depending on the strength you will get halation on point source highlights.

Just keep those hot highlights out and you can't tell.

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