Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the color options for an image, part of Photoshop Retouching: Beauty Portraits.
So I think we have a nice look set here and I would like to just kind of push it a little …bit more, and create a different option, a different look for this image that we can …present to our client. …As you can see, I do probably like 99% of all of my color work with overall moves like …this, with different Curves. …You saw I have two different Curve sets, the Selective Color right here. …I like to do most of my work with overall moves, because I feel that masking can lead …to just like really hard edges on your image, and it just kind of causes mistakes and causes …problems later down the line that you can avoid by learning how to do all of your work, …as overall color moves.…
And that goes for even when you have to actually match to a client's reference. …So let's put this into a layer set like this, and let's label this A, and that's going to …be our preliminary color move. …We're going to duplicate this. …I'll turn that one off and we're going to label this B, and that's going to be our color option. …
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