Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative Tip: Reduce and simplify, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
Welcome. You know I am often asked, "Chris how can I create more impactful, more compelling images?" And usually my answer…starts with this, "Well, what you want to do is get some inspiration outside the confines of photography."…And let's do just that. Let's go to Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein once said,…"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is a source of all true art and science." Isn't that fascinating?…The mysterious. So if you want to create images that are more compelling, more impactful, you need to add a little mystery to your photography.…
Now what that means in regards to retouching is that we're going to reduce and simplify. We're going to add some negative space,…we're going to add some silence to the image. Add a little bit of mystery and we do that with our retouching tools.…Now we're not simply going to reduce and simplify and remove blemishs…because we just discovered the Healing Brush and we think the Healing Brush is amazing. No.…We going to reduce and simplify and remove some blemishes, because we want to add a little bit of mystery because utlimately…
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
Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniqueswith Chris Orwig8h 35m Intermediate
Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3with Lee Varis3h 56m 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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