Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Toning down hot spots, part of Photoshop Retouching: Skin.
Hot spots refer to areas on the image where the light is hitting strongest.…Similar to the way that we use masks to open up areas for detail,…we're going to utilize our masks again to tone these areas down a bit.…So most of these hot spots are hitting right here in the skin.…So let's go to our Skin Layer set, let's hit q for quick mask, b for brush.…And let's just paint it, a nice big soft selection…in these area right here.…And let's see how much we can do in one shot.…So, exit Quick Mask by hitting q.…Option, Cmd+M brings up our curve. We'll hit OK.…
And now, right down here between the mid-tone and…the three-quarter tone, we're just going to pull this down slightly.…And just that little bit of move just adds such a nice tone to this area right here.…I'll just click this eye on and off so you could see it.…Very subtle. And that's all I think we really…need to do for this line.…So let's put that away and now let's go back into…Quick Mask and let's just further tone down areas on this image.…So we do a little bit here. So exit Quick Mask.…
- 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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5. Common Skin Issues
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