Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Cleaning up skin and adding texture, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
In this we will be working on the file heather.tif.…What we want to do in this file is work on the face, the facial hair, some of the blemishes.…Then we are going to look at a technique how we can add a little it of noise.…it is really hip right now to have an even amount of noise spread across an image.…let's go and open this one up and after you go to full screen view mode,…what we want to do is copy our background layer, Command+J on a Mac, Ctrl+J on a PC.…We will name this one r1, retouch one and r1-skin.…Next, select the spot healing brush from your toolbox.…
We are going to go through here and just hit the big blemishes and the brush size…about the size of the blemishes you are removing.…Now, sometimes you can get lucky and actually click and drag your spot healing brush tool.…That didnt work for me, Command+Z to undo, Ctrl+Z on a Mac.…Here I got lucky there.…That did work for me.…Little bit of clean, clicking and dragging is a little bit risky with the spot healing brush.…Although at times it works and when you are in hurry, it is worth trying.…
Those wishing to see these skills applied in greater detail may also enjoy Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques.
- Strategizing a retouching workflow
- Correcting color and tone
- Cleaning up images in Camera Raw
- Removing distractions
- Enhancing structure and symmetry
- Reducing and removing wrinkles
- Sculpting facial features and body parts
- Whitening and brightening teeth
- Changing eyes
- Smoothing skin
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Retouching Roadmap
2. Correcting Color and Tone
3. Cleaning Up Images in Camera Raw
4. Cleaning Up Images in Photoshop
5. Structural Image Enhancements
6. Reducing and Removing Wrinkles
7. Enhancing Eyes
8. Enhancing Eyelashes and Eyebrows
9. Improving Hair
10. Improving Faces and Bodies
11. Fixing Teeth
12. Improving Makeup
13. Enhancing Skin
14. Softening Skin
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