Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing imperfections with the Clone Stamp tool and Quick Mask mode, part of Photoshop Retouching: Beauty Portraits.
While going through our opening stages of setup, I was making mental notes of the images composition. …I was identifying all of the obvious aspects of the image that need to be corrected. …These are the things in an image that distracts us like overly frizzy hair, dust spots on …the camera lens, footprints on the backdrop, and so on. …These are the things that take your eye away from the important aspects of the image. …You want the viewer to hone in on elements that complement the image and not just dismiss …it. Think about why you stop at a page in a magazine when something catches your eye, …or more importantly try to understand why you don't stop at certain pages.…
In our case, this image is about makeup. …We want the viewer to hone in on our models eyes. …So quickly, and with the image zoomed out like this at full screen mode, I'm going to quickly …take away the things that just need to go. …And the first thing that really jumps out at us is this hair that was on the camera's lens. …
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