Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Identify the model's characteristics, part of Photoshop Retouching: Faces.
…By identifying your subject's characteristics, you…will start to implant into your subconscious…the features that you want to be careful not to lose as you're retouching.…The beauty of this model is her soft facial structure, and her high cheekbones.…Something you hear a lot in the industry is to keep shape.…That means to not flatten out areas on the face, by over…retouching away the soft transitions that make her so beautiful in this portrait.…Her high cheekbones,…soft jawline, and strong chin are all things I…want to keep intact as I'm going through the image.…
We want to add by subtraction, of the…little distractions that pop up all over the skin.…You don't need to be an anatomical expert to be a retoucher.…But I like to consider myself a student of anatomy, and…refer a lot to anatomy diagrams when dealing with difficult poses.…Or to try to figure out when something just seems off with the move that I made.…You have…a lot of wiggle room, and not everything always has…to be perfectly in order to make an image work right.…
- Analyzing your portrait
- Setting the overall color
- Using masks to color correct
- Controlling blemishes
- Popping the eyes