Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Rugged or polished?, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Skin.
Retouching male models generally involves less work than female models.…Unless due to a particular concept of the…photographer, male models are left more rugged feeling.…They still have issues that need to be…addressed, just not as involved as their female counterparts.…Something you often hear when images feature men,…is that they look too pretty, and that…means they have been retouched too much and…need to be brought back closer to the original.…A tricky aspect of being…a retoucher is working towards an industry…standard of what is beautiful and what isn't.…
We are after all a service industry and need to meet our client's expectations.…I make it my duty as an image…maker to present alternative options based on request.…That you deemed too far fetched from reality.…Sometimes you win, and sometimes you don't.…Either way, a good client relationship is based on them…learning to trust you and to guide them through unseen or…planned reactions to the moods requested.…
- Choosing your tools
- Eliminating facial hair
- Reducing blemishes
- Working with beauty skin
- Identifying what to remove
- Enhancing facial structure with Liquefy
- Correcting "dirty" areas, aka gray spots
- Restoring lost or missing texture
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Beauty Skin
2. Achieving a Clean, Natural Feel
3. Male-Specific Considerations
4. Color Balancing
5. Common Skin Issues
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