Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits.
Okay, so we are ready to print now and be warned that when you do look at your print, …there will undoubtedly be things that you don't see here on the screen that you're going …to want to tweak again. …No matter how close my monitor is calibrated to my printer, getting the color to match …exactly always takes a couple of tweaks and it always usually takes a few passes through the …printer until you get it into a good spot, either an exact match or just in a good spot, …where you really like the way it feels. …I have a few rituals before I actually hit Send and send it to the printer, and the first …thing I do is I just really kind of zoom out.…
I make this image as small as a postage stamp and just really break it down into its abstract forms. …You could see that green and the red lips and that negative space behind her, her skin …kind of popping out, and then I hit Command+0 and I bring it back up. …And I look for things that sort of pop out to me, if anything. …And I'm feeling pretty confident about this, so I think I'm definitely ready to send this to a proof. …
Next, Timothy delves into several core aspects of retouching—skin, hair, clothing, and body shaping—providing real-world insights and Adobe Photoshop techniques. The course describes ways to enhance eyes and lips, selectively sharpen portions of a photo to draw attention to them, use masks to change the color of clothing, and more. The course concludes with details on how to evaluate your work.
- Working on color, contrast, and tone
- Managing layers
- Removing imperfections with the Clone Stamp and Quick Mask tools
- Using soft and hard brushes to clean up hair
- Refining the eyes and brows
- Plumping lips with Liquify
- Finalizing the color
- Finishing with Dodge and Burn