Improving the details


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Improving the details

Well now that we have roughly removed that dark line in the background, let's take a look at how we can clean up some of our details and we are going to do this by merging all of the underlying layers to the top, and then by using two different parts of what we're going to merge to the top. Let me show what I mean. Let's press that shortcut key combination which we've learned previously to merge to top; it's Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac or Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows. On this new Merge layer what we want to do is choose one of our Selection tools, say like the Lasso tool.

Here we'll add a little bit of a Feather, perhaps about two or three pixels, and then we are going to make a selection of the edge of the head where we have a really nice defined line, and then we are going to copy that to the topmost layer. To copy it up press Command+J or Ctrl+J, that's Command+J on a Mac or Ctrl+J on Windows. And essentially what we've done here is if we...

Improving the details
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Improving the details provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop

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