Frequency Seperation : An Introduction

Frequency Seperation : An Introduction

March 31, 2015

When working with skin it's quite easy to make it look false and over worked

In this insight, I take a look at an advanced technique for beauty grading. Inspired by the world of still retouching and built by the amazingly smart Benoit Cote it’s a technique that I’ve been learning and mastering myself over the last couple of jobs.

In a simple sentence, it’s a must-have technique when working in fashion. In the days of standard definition blurs and creative contrast and smoothing with noise reduction worked perfectly but if you are faced with a 30 second UHD fashion commercial people will be expecting a lot of re-touching

An Introduction

In this insight, I only cover the basic fundamentals of working with this technique as it’s quite advanced but I will be diving deeper and further in future insights.

I hope to try these techniques in other areas. For me, it feels like it can be used as part of a creative looks process so if anyone has any requests or ideas please do let me know and make sure to cover them in future insights!

– Dan

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8 thoughts on “Frequency Seperation : An Introduction”

  1. Awesome technique, another insight on working w texture while doing skin work. Thanks for breaking it down, been playing w this since I saw it on LGG. You nailed it, been playing w it but couldnt really get exactly what I wanted. Needed a few tips an tricks for best usage. Thx Dan!

  2. Some very good stuff here — when there’s time to use it. At least as a PowerGrade, you can pop it in and see if it works for a given scenario. I’m hoping a future version of Resolve will have some kind of frequency sep feature built in.

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