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Photorealistic skin by IamUman Photorealistic skin by IamUman
How to achieve photo-realistic skin with Daz Studio (or Poser) and Photoshop.

If you think using Photoshop to alter a 3D-render is cheating, this tutorial is not for you.

If you find any use for this tutorial, please fav it.
It would also be nice if you put a link to your render in the comments if you use this tutorial.

My Graphic novel / Comic:
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andre420 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
awesome. thanks a lot.
MrReclusive Featured By Owner 3 days ago
i know this is an old post, but im just getting into daz and have a 2 questions, first, has your technique changed since you posted this, do you still do it this way?.  second, to save rendering time does it effect the final quality to render the "lighting" image at slightly lower settings then the "uber" image, im curious because im rendering on an older phenom2 black edition (great for games, shit for rendering) and it takes me 2 hours to render a 3000by5000 pixel image without uber, with uber it takes about 4 hours, and if i can cut the "lighting" time down to an hour that would be awesome!.
IamUman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. No, I don't use this technique anymore myself. I use this technique: Realistic lights in Daz Studio
2. Like you, I'm always looking for ways to cut rendertimes (actually, if it takes longer than 15 minutes, I just won't render it). So your suggestion to lower the settings to save rendering time sounds perfectly sensible to me. If the final result cuts it for you, then do whatever saves you time/energy.
I suggest you also lower the quality. 3000x5000 is very high and only necessary if you are going to use it for printing on large canvas. If you lower it to 720x1200 it will still be big enough to show it on Deviantart and the render will speed up from 4 hours to less than an 1 hour.
MrReclusive Featured By Owner 2 days ago
ok ill give that one a shot.

and I am probably wrong, but I always assumed that rendering at a higher resolution would give you more detail, even if you shrink the image down to a lower resolution after editing I always thought that it would have more detail then an image rendered at the lower resolution.
blkaznlady Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm new to all of this, self taught. So I found this very helpful.
PurpleDuane Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, will try it out.
Dunderhonung Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
This tutorial is very good :D
May I post a link to it from my blog?
IamUman Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, of course
Dunderhonung Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
Onefootbare1982 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Wow amazing... i will try it.
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