Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Taming hotspots and shiny areas, part of Aperture: Portrait Retouching.
Sometimes on portraits you'll have a hot area, a highlight that is…just distracting and it just pulls your eye away from the whole image.…I have a little bit of that here, where the angle,…the head working with the light source created hot spots in those…(UNKNOWN)…line in here. Just like this.…Now, I don't necessarily want to get rid of them But I…would like to tone them down a bit, so they're not distracting.…What I'm going to use to do that is the Highlights and Shadows tool.…Now the reason why I use this instead of the…Dodge tool is because it's more subtle, it's more elegant.…
And if I do it right you won't even notice where I made the correction and of course…that's what we want in this situation.…We don't want to see our handiwork, we just want the image to look nice.…So, I'm going to click on highlights and shadows.…Now if I just work the slider itself, It's going to change the entire image.…I don't necessarily want to change the tones from the rest of his face.…I just want to tone down those hard areas I pointed out earlier.…
- Assessing your image
- Retouching blemishes
- Enhancing skin texture
- Adding highlights to the hair
- Adjusting clothing and backdrop color
- Brightening and sharpening eyes
- Converting to black and white
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Basics
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