Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Get cerebral; make decisions, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces.
…Let's see where we came from.…By copying this original layer down here, and putting it…right above our retouching layer, and then throwing it away, we…can hit Cmd+Z and that will enable us to see…everything that we've done so far, all of our big moves.…We can see how they've all taken shape as an overall.…I never did like the way that this image is starting to form compositionally and…this is a nice way also to think about where…we need to bring this image to at this point.…
The purpose of these exercises thus far is to start training your sensibilities…to visualize ahead where it is that you want to take these images.…When my assistants come to me and tell me they just lost an…hours worth of work because of a crash and they had never saved.…I always say to them, well now you know what…it looks like and you know how you got there,…so it should only take you half the time now.…And I'm sure that they're not too happy with…me at the moment for being so unsympathetic towards them.…But every single time they come back to me amazed…
- Analyzing your portrait
- Setting the overall color
- Using masks to color correct
- Controlling blemishes
- Popping the eyes