Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Analyzing your portrait, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces.
…Before I begin a retouching project, I always take a moment or two to…analyze the image and mentally break down…aspects of the image that make it interesting.…And also, take note of the enhancements, both additive and…subtractive that may help to make my image work better compositionally.…In going through the raw images from the shoot, I…found these two shots that I'd like to comp together.…In this shot, with her eyes closed, her facial muscles are slightly more relaxed…than when they are open in this shot.…The expressive muscles that lie just underneath the skin…are effected by the slightest involuntary movements that we make.…
It's a very slight difference between the images, but…it's these kinds of subtleties that can really help…make your image selection that much stronger and really…bring out the story the photographer is trying to tell.…We retouches are an obsessive lot and the strength…of that is not letting slight details go unnoticed.…With image making, the devil is most certainly in details.…So lining them up side by side and holding down shift,…
- Analyzing your portrait
- Setting the overall color
- Using masks to color correct
- Controlling blemishes
- Popping the eyes