Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Project 1 pt. 2: Softening the skin, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
In the previous movie we did some basic retouching to the image skin1.psd, we are going to continue on that file in this movie.…So go ahead and jump over to Photoshop, if you have already this open, if you don't, open it up.…What we are going to do is apply some skin softening to this image.…We have already applied some basic retouching, heres our before and after.…Now let's begin our skin softening.…What we are going to do is merge all of our underlined layers to new layer.…Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac, Shift+Alt+Control+E on a PC.…What we are going to do is name this one Soft.…
Next we need yet one more layer, so let's create one more Shift+Option+Command+E" and let's name this, one Texture,…and let's turn off the visibility of the top layer texture.…We will be coming back to that one later.…Click on the layer soft, what we are going to do here is,…navigate to our Filter dropdown menu, and choose Blur "Surface Blur.…Now, there are number of different ways to soften skin, there are number of different combination of techniques.…
Those wishing to see these skills applied in greater detail may also enjoy Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques.
- Strategizing a retouching workflow
- Correcting color and tone
- Cleaning up images in Camera Raw
- Removing distractions
- Enhancing structure and symmetry
- Reducing and removing wrinkles
- Sculpting facial features and body parts
- Whitening and brightening teeth
- Changing eyes
- Smoothing skin
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Retouching Roadmap
2. Correcting Color and Tone
3. Cleaning Up Images in Camera Raw
4. Cleaning Up Images in Photoshop
5. Structural Image Enhancements
6. Reducing and Removing Wrinkles
7. Enhancing Eyes
8. Enhancing Eyelashes and Eyebrows
9. Improving Hair
10. Improving Faces and Bodies
11. Fixing Teeth
12. Improving Makeup
13. Enhancing Skin
14. Softening Skin
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