Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling color banding due to smoothing out skin textures, part of Photoshop Retouching: Skin.
Color bending occurs when smooth tones are interupted…by breaks causing visible blocks of color or tone.…Let's just zoom right into these feet here where there's a good example of that.…And you can see right here that there are…these different levels of color here, almost like steps.…And that is color bending.…Color bending can be caused by a few different things.…There's too much sharpening.…Adjustment curves with more than three points pulling it to contrast.…Too much of one color taken out of an area…leaving a weaker color to be revealed due to the imbalance.…
And of course our old buddy, over-retouching.…It was really hard to prep this image for this demo.…I had to kind of leave my morals at the door on this one.…The first thing you want to do is to…investigate what in your file can be causing this.…A quick sure way of ruling that out is to Option click on this eye and turn off…everything but the layer.…And if we zoom in here, we can see…that the banding is still there without the curves.…So that pretty much rules out anything in the foreground set causing that.…
- 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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