Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 1: Portrait glow, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
We've looked at color correction and retouching, and now I would like to put…them both together in one project, a classic kind of high school senior…portrait, and I want to finish with a new technique to add a soft diffusion glow in the image.…So let's get started.…I have this image here of my daughter and we want to start again with our color…correction strategy.…
So I am going to go ahead here, and we'll find out white point and our black point.…So I get that Threshold command up, and let's find our black point. Okay.…It looks like it's this area under her chin at the collar, I am going to go…ahead and place a sampler there, and I will zoom in a little bit and make sure…I've got that placed correctly.…
Sometimes it's a good idea to check by turning on and off the Preview and make…sure where you've placed that point.…Let's go ahead and now look at what the white point is, and it looks like we…have a little area here that's part of the shirt.…It's a pattern in the fabric.…I will place the sampler there.…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
Skill Level Intermediate
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