Video tutorial: Perfect your shots with digital makeup

When you light a shot well, even the best skin can suffer. To make your actors look as good as possible, you need to apply digital makeup. This smooths out skin shadows, evens tones, and removes blemishes.

Best of all you can achieve this effect without losing the sharpness of the shot. By keeping eyes, hair and other details sharp, the shot appears sharp even though the skin is softened. The effect is created by keying out the skin, masking it off from the rest of the shot, blurring it and blending it with the original.

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