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Jason McGillicutty
Alternative to Beauty Box?
on Feb 26, 2015 at 7:14:06 pm

Just shot a bunch of interviews in less than flattering light. Would like to use Beauty Box by digital anarchy but in both Premiere and AE (CC 2014.2) it's crashing both programs. Essentially what it's doing is finding a mask based on skin color and applying some nice blur/smoothing. How can I make a mask based on a color in AE?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Alternative to Beauty Box?
on Feb 26, 2015 at 11:28:29 pm

This wouldn't happen to be a Mac running Yosemite, would it?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jason McGillicutty
Re: Alternative to Beauty Box?
on Feb 27, 2015 at 2:36:23 pm
Last Edited By Jason McGillicutty on Feb 27, 2015 at 2:37:57 pm

Yep - AE + Yosemite = bad? Looking at threads about memory leaks last night. Went home and rendered fine on my home machine running Mavericks. I'm wondering if I should downgrade my MBP back to Mavericks.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Alternative to Beauty Box?
on Feb 27, 2015 at 3:19:06 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Feb 27, 2015 at 6:10:17 pm

I would DEFINITELY revert to Mavericks. Yosemite is bad news, especially for AE. Yosemite is NOT Apple's best effort, not by a long shot. I think Steve Jobs may be turning in his grave over it.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Alternative to Beauty Box?
on Feb 27, 2015 at 7:40:48 am

I use the Remove Grain filter by itself or if I need to isolate the skin tones only I use that applied on a duplicate of the layer with Keylight and Invert Matte. Pretty happy with the results. You have to play around with the controls to see how much you want to smooth out the skin.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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