Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Retouching away distractions, part of Portrait Project: Changing a Background for Dramatic Effect.
…As you near the end of a project, and as you start to…dial in the overall color and contrast and tone, you want to evaluate your…image to see if there are any issues that you may need to…retouch or clean up now that you have this new color palette or contrast.…One of the things that I noticed with this photograph…is that this side of the image over here where…there's this gap in the dress It doesn't look very…good, it sort of draws my eye to that area.…So let's…clean that up or retouch that away by working with our clone stamp tool.…This will be a pretty simple step.…
What we'll do is double click the zone tool…which will take our view to 100%, then press the…space bar key and click and drag so that we can focus in on this part of the image.…Next, we'll create a new layer by clicking on the new layer icon in the layers panel.…And let's go ahead and rename this new layer retouching.…Again,…sometimes you'll retouch your image in the beginning of the…workflow, other times near the end different issues may surface.…
- Combining multiple exposures in one Photoshop file
- Selecting and removing the subject from the background
- Using masking to combine images together
- Improving color, details, and tone