Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 13: Rebuilding skin pt. 1, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
All right, so you've seen the basic retouching tools when you don't have to…completely reconstruct something and you're trying preserve as much skin texture…as possible, those are the tools of choice.…Now what if you have a situation where you really need to cover up defects?…In some cases it's better to just kind of wipe the slate clean and start from scratch.…And I have a special technique for rebuilding the skin, and actually Vinnie…used that in his tutorial for retouching on a laptop. I'm going to show how I do it.…
All right, so here we have--I usually have trouble again getting people to…show the before picture.…This is my sister who has given me permission to show the before.…All right, there she is in all her glory, and you can kind of see that this is…not a spring chicken anymore and she's seen maybe a little bit too much sun.…And we're going to have to really rework the skin quite a bit.…This is the technique we use for the older actresses, and it starts by copying…that background layer, make a new copy, all right.…
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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