Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Thinning arms, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
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Welcome back, we are going to continue to work on this image, and in this movie we are going to work on thinning the arms.…We are going to thin those arms just a little bit.…So I'm going to go ahead and select the Brush tool by clicking on the toolbox or pressing the B key.…I'm going to choose black as my color in my color picker and then press the Q key that allows me…to enter Quick Mask then I'm going to paint along the edge of these arms here.…Get my brush a little bit bigger; make sure you have nice soft edge brush.…And then I'm now ready to turn that into a selection, press the Q key and then press the shortcut,…for the Mac Shift+Command+I for the PC Shift+Ctrl+I.…
Now, I want to copy this to a new layer and I will do that by pressing Command+J on a Mac…or Ctrl+J on a PC or by going to Layer New Layer via Copy.…Alright, so now I've this arm on its own layer or that arm edge I should say, nice arm edge.…let's zoom in on that.…Now I'm going to grab the Move tool, press the arrow key, and I'm just going to move this over a couple of pixels.…
Those wishing to see these skills applied in greater detail may also enjoy Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques.
- Strategizing a retouching workflow
- Correcting color and tone
- Cleaning up images in Camera Raw
- Removing distractions
- Enhancing structure and symmetry
- Reducing and removing wrinkles
- Sculpting facial features and body parts
- Whitening and brightening teeth
- Changing eyes
- Smoothing skin
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1. Retouching Roadmap
2. Correcting Color and Tone
3. Cleaning Up Images in Camera Raw
4. Cleaning Up Images in Photoshop
5. Structural Image Enhancements
6. Reducing and Removing Wrinkles
7. Enhancing Eyes
8. Enhancing Eyelashes and Eyebrows
9. Improving Hair
10. Improving Faces and Bodies
11. Fixing Teeth
12. Improving Makeup
13. Enhancing Skin
14. Softening Skin
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