Once Vignetting and burning techniques are done, John takes it one step further by showing techiniques to improve the less than optimal lighting by highlighting the cheekbones and areas around the eye to further draw the viewer into the light areas of the photograph.
- So far, we've eliminated distractions beyond…the subject's face.…Now, we are going to further focus the viewer…on the eyes themselves.…In essence, we will be increasing the contrast…of the subjects eyes and surrounding areas…which will more so direct the viewer…to the desired area of interest,…which are the eyes.…So you remember earlier,…we created a vignetting mask.…We're going to do the same thing,…but instead of using it for a vignette,…this time we're going to work on some of the highlights…on her cheeks, the cheekbone, on her nose,…if you look at the way it is now,…those areas are somewhat in competition with the eyes,…and so we can further create focus on the eyes…just by reducing even by a little bit…some of these highlit areas on her face.…
We're going to once again create another layer…with a 50% gray, so I'm going to hold down option or alt,…and we'll click on the new layer icon in the layers palette,…I'll go up here and I'm going to select soft light,…and I'm going to click on our 50% gray color,…so now we've got a new layer to work on,…
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