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Removing blemishes

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Video: Removing blemishes

Now, once you've found your faces and isolated the And that's great, but what about if I wanted And now what I want to do, before I actually use this brush, is And I'm going to go right underneath the eyes, A nice big soft brush works really well here.

Removing blemishes

Now, once you've found your faces and isolated the eyes and the mouth, you're ready to start retouching. So the first thing we may want to do, is we may want to remove some of the larger blemishes. I'm going to go ahead and switch over to my Zoom tool, and just draw a rectangle around the part of her face that I want to work on. Now, this will blow it up to exactly the area that I need, and I have two tools that I can work with. The first tool is my Perfect Eraser. And that's great for blemishes. I can simply draw a line over anything that's a blemish, and it's going to use the pixels around it to make that blemish disappear.

And that's great, but what about if I wanted to, say, remove some of the lines around the eyes. Or as we age, we tend to get larger creases, and if I erase them completely it won't look natural, I just want to make it look a little more subdued. And that's where this tool comes in, this is the Retouch Brush, and you can get to it using the R key. Now if I wanted to I could go ahead and remove the depth of this little smile line right here, and all I have to do is paint over it. Now, I just could have just done that with the previous brush, but there's something different with this brush.

Let me go ahead and hit Undo. And zoom in a little closer. And now what I want to do, before I actually use this brush, is I'm going to go up here and I'm going to change my opacity of the brush, which means that I can blend this new skin that I'm creating with the skin underneath and instead of erasing the line I just make it softer. So let me go ahead and bring it down to say 25, 30%. And I can simply paint over it, and instead of completely removing it, it just makes it a little more subtle.

And if I need to make it even softer, I can paint over it again and progressively remove these lines. If I wanted to do this with the eyes, I can go ahead and zoom out, and let's bring it over to the eyes. And I'm going to go right underneath the eyes, and just paint out some of the lines. A nice big soft brush works really well here. You want to make sure that you have a nice feather, you never want a hard edge, cause it's not going to blend well. So I can go ahead and start removing some of these lines, and removing a few years off of the bride.

And now that I've fixed the blemishes and youthened her by a few years, I'm ready to move over to the right panel. And start with skin retouching and color correction.

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Up and Running with Perfect Photo Suite 8

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Abba Shapiro
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  1. 1m 10s
    1. Welcome
      29s
    2. What you should know to get the most from this course
      41s
  2. 4m 32s
    1. What is the Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      1m 39s
    2. What's new in Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      58s
    3. What's the right version of Perfect Photo Suite for you?
      1m 27s
    4. Installing the software
      28s
  3. 3m 7s
    1. Understanding preference settings
      1m 49s
    2. Getting to know the browser interface
      1m 18s
  4. 14m 15s
    1. Importing media into the Layers module
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing and transforming layers
      5m 10s
    3. Exploring tools
      3m 45s
  5. 9m 11s
    1. Quick fixes
      2m 48s
    2. Detailed adjustments
      4m 2s
    3. Understanding presets
      2m 21s
  6. 21m 32s
    1. Selecting faces
      2m 30s
    2. Working with faces
      2m 32s
    3. Removing blemishes
      2m 43s
    4. Adjusting skin tone
      8m 58s
    5. Blending
      55s
    6. Working with portrait presets
      3m 54s
  7. 33m 0s
    1. Effect presets
      2m 51s
    2. Modifying effect presets
      2m 52s
    3. Gradients
      3m 56s
    4. Adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    5. Understanding filter stacks and mixing presets
      8m 6s
    6. Saving and using custom presets
      4m 53s
    7. Using lens blur to create bokeh, tilt-shift, and selective-focus effects
      5m 56s
  8. 26m 46s
    1. Creating a black-and-white image from a color image
      4m 25s
    2. Understanding tone and color response
      4m 25s
    3. The special brushes of the B&W module
      8m 1s
    4. Advanced Navigator adjustments
      5m 28s
    5. Presets
      4m 27s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Understanding the uses of masking
      5m 58s
    2. Creating a simple mask in the Layers module
      4m 47s
    3. Creating a simple mask: The Keep, Drop, and Refine tools
      6m 19s
    4. The Remove Background button
      3m 55s
    5. Refining your mask
      6m 58s
    6. Working with transparency
      4m 46s
    7. Creating believable composites using the Effects module
      2m 51s
  10. 21m 54s
    1. Resizing images for the web and digital distribution
      5m 42s
    2. Preparing your images for print
      7m 29s
    3. Using Perfect Batch
      8m 43s
  11. 11m 21s
    1. Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Photoshop
      4m 40s
    3. Aperture
      1m 37s
    4. When to use Perfect Photo Suite 8
      1m 17s
  12. 38m 56s
    1. Challenge: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      2m 6s
    2. Solution: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      7m 33s
    3. Challenge: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      42s
    4. Solution: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      11m 34s
    5. Challenge: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      56s
    6. Solution: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      16m 5s
  13. 32s
    1. Next steps
      32s

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