Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Doing an overall pass on the image for shape, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits.
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So we are in a really good spot now. There's just a couple of little things that have caught …my eyes, most notably these freckles on her. …And although I wanted to leave as much in as possible I see 1, 2, 3, 4; and it kind of …makes this box shape right there. …So we are just going to get rid of two of them just to kind of breakup that sort of feel there. …And the first one we are going to break up is obviously this one right here on her shoulder …which I think is kind of ugly looking. …So we'll just kind of, with the healing brush, just take that away and let's zoom out.…
And then I think that as much as I wanted to keep this one on her face, it just doesn't …really look that nice over there. …So we're going to take that one away. …That looks better like that. We just sort of broke up that box feel that was going on there. …Okay and now this eye shadow right underneath the eye I think is a little bit too strong. …So I am going to go to my Clone Stamp and I am going to make it kind of large and I …
Next, Timothy delves into several core aspects of retouching—skin, hair, clothing, and body shaping—providing real-world insights and Adobe Photoshop techniques. The course describes ways to enhance eyes and lips, selectively sharpen portions of a photo to draw attention to them, use masks to change the color of clothing, and more. The course concludes with details on how to evaluate your work.
- Working on color, contrast, and tone
- Managing layers
- Removing imperfections with the Clone Stamp and Quick Mask tools
- Using soft and hard brushes to clean up hair
- Refining the eyes and brows
- Plumping lips with Liquify
- Finalizing the color
- Finishing with Dodge and Burn