Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Close up, skin deep, part of Photoshop Retouching: Skin.
Let's zoom in and see what's going on with this image.…Despite how beautiful this model is, we really have…our work cut out for us on this one.…The trick here is to enhance the beauty of…the image without distorting the model into a different person.…We're going to treat this image as a beauty image,…meaning an advertising image that's focused on her flawless clear skin.…That doesn't mean the image becomes a painting,…it means we break down the image in stages…that removes the distracting elements but keeps most of the texture intact.…Adhering to a strict layer management…method will allow us to non-destructively work.…
On the arty layer here, we will use the Patch tool to start removing all of the…obvious elements, such as large blemishes, and anything else…standing out and saying, hey I don't belong here.…So let's zoom in, and we're just going to kind of bounce around a bit.…It's hm, about that far.…And let's get our Patch tool.…If we hit J we have it selected right here.…And let's just start taking out all this really…
- Choosing your tools
- Eliminating facial hair
- Reducing blemishes
- Working with beauty skin
- Identifying what to remove
- Enhancing facial structure with Liquefy
- Correcting "dirty" areas, aka gray spots
- Restoring lost or missing texture
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Beauty Skin
2. Achieving a Clean, Natural Feel
3. Male-Specific Considerations
4. Color Balancing
5. Common Skin Issues
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