Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing skin variation with the Spot Healing Brush, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
In this movie, we will be working on the file flamenco.psd.…Go ahead and open that one up.…We have to go to full screen view mode.…Here we have this nice portrait of this flamenco dancer.…As we zoom in we notice there's a lot of variation in the skin.…We would like to correct that.…So what we are going to do is create a layer.…we are going to do that by way of shortcut, Shift+Command+N on a Mac, Shift+Ctrl+N on a PC.…Name the layer, "R1" retouching one.…Next, select spot healing brush.…You can do that by pressing the J key or clicking on the tool in the toolbox.…
Now, that we have this tool, we are going to zoom in even further and what we are going to do with this tool is we are going…to start to click on all of these blemishes even though we are just looking to reduce the intensity of the variation…and then once we get through this, we will use a little bit of masking to sweeten this up even more.…Now, I want to start off by using a brush, it is about the size of the blemishes, it is like even a little bit bigger brush there…
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
Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniqueswith Chris Orwig8h 35m Intermediate
Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3with Lee Varis3h 56m Intermediate
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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