Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing body shape with shadows, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
In a few of the previous movies, we have looked at how we can use Burning and Dodging techniques…in order to enhance shape or contour on our image.…I want to apply some of those techniques to this particular image.…let's go and open this one up in Photoshop, we have to go to Full Screen View mode and then zoom in a little bit on the file.…What I want to do is I want to enhance the shape or the contour of this portion in the image here.…So let's create a new Adjustment Layer.…Press Shift+Command+N on a Mac, Shift+Ctrl+N on a PC.…We are going to call this layer Contour.…We are going to take the Blend Mode to good old Soft Light, click OK.…
Now, what we need to do here is a pretty subtle image enhancement.…So I'm going to grab my Brush tool, I'm going to hover over the image and hold down the Option key on a Mac, the Alt Key on a PC.…I'm going to look to try to grab a color that has skin tone in it, but is pretty dark.…I will then click on my color picker, and I'm going to darken that up more.…OK, I've a nice deep dark tone there; add a little bit more hue to it.…
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
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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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