Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Gray spots and correcting "dirty" areas, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Skin.
Using this image again from chapter one, I have prepared it…to represent what happens when an image gets kind of grayed out.…If we look up in this area right here, you…can just see how this area is lacking any color.…And this is what you call a gray spot or when an area looks dirty.…You'll get the markup back from the client saying,…it'll, it'll be circled, and it'll just say dirty.…And dirty is referring to the lack of color in those areas.…This is caused by…our old nemesis, over-retouching.…When just an area has just been pushed and pushed and…pushed, it just turns into this bland heap of dead pixels.…
If you've ever mixed about ten different paint…colors together on a palette, and just think…about what that does, it just turns into…just this nasty kind of colorless blob of paint.…And that's kind of the same thing that happens here.…The first thing that we're going to do to start to restore this and bring…some life back into those areas is just add some texture overall to the image.…So let's duplicate this layer here, and we're going to label that texture.…
- Choosing your tools
- Eliminating facial hair
- Reducing blemishes
- Working with beauty skin
- Identifying what to remove
- Enhancing facial structure with Liquefy
- Correcting "dirty" areas, aka gray spots
- Restoring lost or missing texture
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Beauty Skin
2. Achieving a Clean, Natural Feel
3. Male-Specific Considerations
4. Color Balancing
5. Common Skin Issues
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