Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing and refining the eyes with the Clone Stamp tool, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits.
We're now going to take a further look at our image from Chapters 1 and 2. The bulk …of the retouching is finished, so what more can we do to this poor model? There is plenty to do. …At this stage, we're going to concentrate on the finer details that will bring our image to life. …We need to ask ourselves, what would make this look better? …Should we bring back any texture or shade? Our focus is now on refinement and adding …those final details that will really set our image off from the standard images we see all the time. …So the first thing we're going to do is duplicate our blemish layer, and we're going to call …that refine. Okay, and let's zoom on into to the eyes, which is the focus point of every image.…
And we are going to just really just bring out some details here and enhance what we …already have, and just really, really make this pop off nice. …So the first thing we're going to do is kind of clean up these eyelashes a little bit, …because they are bit clumpy from all that makeup, and we just want to sort of thin them …
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