Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 5: Combined tools, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
Now we are going to look at an image that has some problems and we are going to…use several of the tools that we've already discussed and gone over in…conjunction to help bring the foreground figure away from the background, give…it more shape as well as sharpness, fix some color problems, and all of these…things working together to create a complete unified effect.…I have this shot here.…It has a number of problems just initially looking at it.…
But let's start with our color strategy first and I am going to find the white…point and the black point.…So we will use our Threshold command, find the black, black point, it's going…to be in the shadow down here, pick sampler, and well, there is white in the background.…I don't care about that.…I am going to look for the whitest thing in our foreground subject, which is…sleeve on his arm here.…
Now let's look at those numbers.…We have a black point that's 555.…It's perfectly balanced, and our white point is 251, 251, 251.…It's a little high, but at the moment I am going to leave that alone.…
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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