Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 9: Blending continued, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
Well here we have a very interesting photograph of a dancer dancing with a veil…and I'd really like to see a little bit more of her face.…This is going to be somewhat difficult, I could try using Curves and try to get…some contrast in this area which happens right through the middle there, try…and contrast that up.…
Now if I use the Curves this way it oversaturates the color.…I can change the Apply mode from Normal to Luminosity and that way this Curve…can't affect the color, but there is sort of a limit to how far I can contrast…up this and all I'm really doing is getting the highlights here.…So we'll leave this here, but we're going to use a different method to at her…face and let's find out where her face is in the channels.…
Well I can see where the big problem is, there's no girl there in the Red…channel, she was completely blasted out.…Here is where she is in the green channel.…The Blue channel is little bit better than the Red channel, but it's not nearly…as good as the Green, so I know that I'm going to be using the Green channel to…
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
Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentialswith Chris Orwig10h 18m Intermediate
Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniqueswith Chris Orwig8h 35m Intermediate
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