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Portrait Professional Studio

Postby RJ Johnston » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 pm

Remember Portrait Professional Studio? I have version 10 of Portrait Professional Studio, and it's been a while since I used it. This is the application where you mark up a persons face to show where the face, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, etc. are located and then the application makes a "perfect" face out of it. I just tried out version 17. Now the application marks up the face(s) automatically. You can adjust the marks afterwards. There are also a lot more controls in version 17. I had a group photo of four people, and the app recognized all four faces and did a really good job of correctly marking the face features. I usually move the face sculpting control slider to zero, and just concentrate on lighting and skin color. The face sculpting feature can make you look too good. Anyway, version 17 is a huge improvement over version 10. You get a stand-alone application and plugins for Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CC. So if you are bored, you can go through your huge collection of photos and make people look better or worse using a multitude of controls.

http://www.portraitprofessional.com/
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Re: Portrait Professional Studio

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:48 am

I agree RJ. It is a useful tool to have.

Sometimes when I use it I take the effects to extremes - it often amuses and/or scares the life out of the owners of the faces that I use it on (grin).
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Re: Portrait Professional Studio

Postby RJ Johnston » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:25 am

The 3D lighting does make for some scary portraits, especially when you move the lighting below the face - like shining a torch (flashlight) on your face from below. And you can adjust the controls so that you don't even recognize the person anymore - a good way to "invent" new people or disguise someone just with lighting.

Now the company wants me to try Landscape Pro. My first attempt wasn't very good. I'll have to figure it out.
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