Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Softening skin, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques.
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In this movie, we are going to look at how we can soften the skin.…We need to merge everything to a new layer so we will press Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac,…Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on a PC and name this layer Soft.…Next thing, what we are going to do is we are going to zoom in a little bit on this image…and we are going to start off by creating a mask.…So we are going to click on the Add Layer Mask icon and then we are going to invert that mask Command+I on a Mac, Ctrl+I on a PC.…We are going to mask in just reveal with white, the 100%, the areas of the skin that we are going to soften.…
So I am going to go ahead and create this mask here.…We are creating this mask first just to do this a little bit differently, and I am going to go through my image.…And at this point, I may think this looks okay but it's not going to look very good.…Let's take a look.…Hold down the Option key on the Mac, Alt key on a PC.…Alright, well, there we see the face and I definitely have some problem area,…so I am going to go through this and I am going to add to this.…
- Removing distracting background elements
- Cleaning up small skin blemishes
- Reducing and removing wrinkles
- Softening and smoothing skin
- Adding and enhancing makeup
- Enhancing and enlivening eyes
- Brightening and whitening teeth
- Improving contrast and contour
- Adding body shape and dimension
- Cropping and composing a wedding portrait
- Improving portrait lighting
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Creative Portrait Retouch
2. Headshot Portrait Retouch
3. Three-Quarter Portrait Retouch
4. Full Body Portrait Retouch
5. Wedding Retouch: The Bride
6. Wedding Retouch: The Cover Shot
7. Reversing the Aging Process
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