Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Retouching the background, part of Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop.
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This is a part in the tutorial where you become incredibly impressed with my creative vision …and my eye. Well actually, that's not the case, because I made what I think is a pretty big mistake. …And as I processed this file, I've made this mistake. I did the same thing that we're doing …here and I got to this point and I was really excited and all of a sudden I zoomed out and …then I saw this a black line coming up from his head. …I hadn't noticed that the entire time and you know the eye goes to areas of contrast, …and you know in some ways I think that these lines are kind of interesting but just the …intensity of this it isn't working for me.…
It's something that I had overlooked. It was a mistake. …So what I want to do now is I want to remove that or retouch that out. …So let's go ahead and zoom in on that area of our photograph and we can do that by pressing …Command++ or Ctrl++. …Before we start working on a new area it's always a good idea to organize what we've previously done. …
In this course, photographer, teacher, and author Chris Orwig explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop postproduction techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait. Working with a photograph of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, Chris steps through each technique, from black-and-white conversion and toning to retouching and more, explaining his creative process along the way.
- Cleaning up small details with the healing tools
- Using Liquify to make minor adjustments
- Burning and dodging to add emphasis
- Experimenting with creative color
- Creating a black-and-white, sepia-toned effect
- Adding realistic film grain
- Blending in texture from another photograph
- Retouching the background