Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving the eyes, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
At this stage in this project, what I want do now is add a bit of contrast and…then also work on the eyes because the eyes are so full of life here.…So to add some contrast, we'll click on our Adjustment Layer icon and choose Curves.…What I am looking to do here is just to darken up these shadows a little bit and…also brighten up my whites a touch.…Whenever you've brighten an image up like we did so here, you lose a little bit of dimension.…So we needed to bring some of that back with this simple S-curve layer, and we…can just get into these different areas.…
We want have nice edge definition on those eyes, and we want to have this…contrast which really has a lot of snap to it, really bring in some vivid tones there.…I think that's looking pretty fun.…Take a look at this.…Here is before, kind of muted.…Here is after. The image is now taking on much more personality.…All right, what about those eyes?…Let's zoom in a little bit so that we can work on them.…What I am going to do with the eyes is click on my Adjustment Layer icon and…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projectswith Chris Orwig4h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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