Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Tool settings, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces.
…Being that I am more the artist than the technician, I…have to work extra hard at the technical aspects of Photoshop.…Here are a few settings that help me greatly.…For all of my brushes, I have them set right here onto Transfer mode.…Let's click into Transfer mode right here, and have the…opacity jitter and the flow jitter both set to pen pressure.…And you could see how it just fades out on the edges right there.…If we go back into brush tip shape and bring the hardness…down, you can see how it gives you just a really great option of blending.…
I have them all set to this pen pressure.…This way, it's about the pressure that I apply to the…tablet that determines the amount of pixels I distribute over the image.…Your image will ultimately decide which kind of setting you need to work it.…I find that 90% of my work is done on this Transfer mode.…The Transfer mode acts like a blending brush as oppose to…one that leaves edges all over the image making it feel digital.…It takes a little getting used to and you may…
- Analyzing your portrait
- Setting the overall color
- Using masks to color correct
- Controlling blemishes
- Popping the eyes