Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Liquify to make minor adjustments, part of Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop.
Here we're going to take a look at how we can begin our project, and in particular, we're …going to focus in on some small details. …Well, this is the original image straight out of the camera and you'll notice that I've …also added another layer here, it's the old fence layer; we'll be using this to add some texture later. …Yet for now, go ahead and leave the visibility of that layer off, and you know, when you're …evaluating your pictures often in Photoshop what you do is zoom in, so let's do that. …Press Command++ on a Mac or Ctrl++ on Windows a few times then press the Spacebar key to …access the Hand tool and then click and drag so that you can then view the photograph.…
As we get a little bit closer, one of the things that I notice are a few details which I want …to nudge or modify. …So in order, to do that let's go ahead and copy the background layer so that we can then …apply those corrections or those changes. …To do that, we'll go ahead and use a shortcut on a Mac you can press Command+J on Windows …
In this course, photographer, teacher, and author Chris Orwig explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop postproduction techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait. Working with a photograph of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, Chris steps through each technique, from black-and-white conversion and toning to retouching and more, explaining his creative process along the way.
- Cleaning up small details with the healing tools
- Using Liquify to make minor adjustments
- Burning and dodging to add emphasis
- Experimenting with creative color
- Creating a black-and-white, sepia-toned effect
- Adding realistic film grain
- Blending in texture from another photograph
- Retouching the background