Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 5: Curves techniques, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
Okay, we're going to look at one more image and partly why I'm showing this to…you is to show you how fast you can get with Curves.…You don't have to take all that time and measure everything so precisely.…Once you know how these things work, you can get much quicker at it and I'll…show that with this next image.…And I'm also going to show one other technique for using Curves that can help…you out when you don't want to adjust the contrast and all you're looking for is…a color change, so let's look at this.…Okay, I've this image up here this is a lovely photograph by Erin Manning, nice…little portrait of this little girl.…
One of the things I'm looking for here is skin tone of course, important color,…and something to watch out for.…Here we have--she is lying down on the grass and the skin on the shadow side is…picking up green from this grass, so that's something that we're going to want…to address, as far as the color, but overall the contrast is pretty decent.…So I don't really want affect that with the curves. I do want to affect the color only.…
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
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