View Full Version : Emphasizing wrinkles

02-08-2010, 04:12 AM

I was processing this photo and one of the things, I wanted to do was emphasizing the wrinkles but it didn't come out right. I tried to sharpen it which only made it too noisy. :wall-an:

Could your please provide some advice and techniques...

Thanks so much

02-08-2010, 05:11 AM
You could try some dodge and burn, to bring out the wrinkles, it might be a bit of trial and error to get it to look as you want.

02-08-2010, 07:05 AM
Thanks Richard,
I tried dodge and burn but the result was too crappy. I am aiming to get such (http://joshidaniel.com/2009/12/13/73/)an effect.

02-08-2010, 07:22 AM
I think I see what you are trying to achieve...

I've never done any thing like this but I found this tutorial that might help?:

Photoshop Tutorials - Age Progression (http://www.exguides.org/photoshop-tutorials/age-progression.html)

02-08-2010, 07:34 AM
Thanks Richard, I will look into the link.

02-08-2010, 08:33 AM
Hi Yisehaq,

You will not be able to easily reproduce this effect for your shot because of the lighting.

When you want to reveal any type of texture you need angled light; sidelighting works best. The lighting in your shot looks too soft and diffused to emphasize the wrinkles.

Try a test an hour before sunset or use off camera flash.

Hope that helps - Marko

02-08-2010, 09:44 AM
Thanks Marko,
I knew it was kind of hard to change the photo after trying for some time. I just didn't know why.
I will give it a try..