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Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces
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Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces

with Timothy Sexton

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Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces
1h 25m Intermediate Nov 22, 2013

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The face is vital to broadcasting emotion and intent, but also beauty. Balancing these elements is at the heart of skillful retouching in Adobe Photoshop. Join Timothy Sexton, senior retoucher at New York's Gloss Studio, as he explains how to read faces before you retouch them and preserve the natural beauty and character of your subjects. Learn how to identify areas for selective enhancement, improve color and contrast, correct your model's posture, and use the Liquify, Patch, Clone Stamp, and Dodge and Burn tools correctly to soften or play up your model's features. Timothy also shares insights from his decades long career in high fashion photography.

Topics include:
  • Analyzing your portrait
  • Setting the overall color
  • Using masks to color correct
  • Controlling blemishes
  • Popping the eyes
  • Proofing
Subjects:
Photography Retouching
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Timothy Sexton

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Hello and welcome to Retouching Faces. The face has so many elements to it to take into consideration when you begin to refine it. My goal here is to get you to see before you act in order to retouch the image in a natural way that strengthens the composition. We will be using the liquify filter to help correct posture and bring out characteristics. Then we will use a combination of the Patch tool, Clone Stamp, and Dodge and Burn, to further reveal the beauty of the portrait.

We will learn in this course how subtractive retouching adds to its enhancement. As we move through the course, I will share more insights pertaining to the challenges at hand. So get yourself comfortable, turn off your phone, and prepare yourself for a few hours of focus. Let's take a look now at our first image.

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