Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Softening skin, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques.
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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