Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the eyebrow, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits.
Okay, so now I am looking at these eyebrows up here and they look a bit thick and clumpy …to me, so I was just going to do a little bit of dodging and burning, just to sort of …even them out a little bit. …So Shift+Command+N, we get a nice Soft Light layer to do this, clip that, clip it down …to the one below, and let's get our Dodge. And I am going to set the Exposure to 10%, …and I'm going to zoom in a bit, not all the way. Right about there. I can …really kind of see what's going on here, and holding down Option, I'm going to burn in these areas.…
And the reason why I'm using a softer, lighter exposure, the 10% on this, is that I want …to very subtly make these moves. I don't want to put too much pressure down and just create …this big dark spots. I want to just really, really just kind of lightly render these into looking correct. …I took my finger off of Option and I'm just dodging this little hard one right here. Take …a look at that. It's getting there. …This is definitely one of those parts that being zoomed out, you could definitely see …
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