Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Subtle elongation with layers, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Fashion Editorial.
In this next chapter we are going to explore Body Shaping.…Body Shaping is one of the more controversial aspects of imaging, and rightly so.…Looking through fashion magazines, you can see why it is. Anatomical disasters are everywhere,…waists thinner than the width of heads, tree trunk legs with no shape, rubber looking arms…just really horrible thoughtless work.…When you attempt to body shape, you should get the word slim out of your mind.…When a client indicates a big move on a thigh they want pushed in, think of what will make…it look better without resorting to creating 10-year-old boy hips on your model.…
We are not to drastically change body dimensions, we want to fix proportions…and help bring out the model's best side.…When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we all see things that we don't like in angles…that we do like, and angles that we hope no one ever sees.…Retouching professionally, we are challenged by finding ways to make the angles all look like the best side.…Okay, so now before we shape her body, we are just going to kind identify what really needs to be done.…
- Setting up your workspace
- Making hair manageable with the Clone Stamp tool
- Using Liquify to shape hair
- Smoothing wrinkles on fabric
- Elongating the model with layers