Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with contrast and color, part of Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projects.
Now that we have added a bit of smoothness and light to the skin, one of the…things that we might want to do is add a bit of mid-tone contrast or kind of a…bit of snap or punch back into the photograph.…To do that, let's merge all of our underlying layers to the topmost layer.…Here we will press our shortcut.…You remember this one, right, to merge the top?…It's Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac, Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows, and let's…call this layer snap.…Now if I zoom in a little bit we will be able to see this even better.…What we are going to do is navigate to our Filter pulldown menu, then we…are going to choose Sharpen and Unsharp Mask. This will open up the Unsharp Mask dialog.…
Now typically how we use this dialog is we increase the Amount and we have a low Radius.…Well, what we are going to do is take our Amount all the way down and our…Radius all the way up, and what's interesting about this is we can then…incrementally bring up our Amount in order to bring up some really interesting…
- Changing clothing drape or shape
- Modifying the background
- Working with shadows and highlights
- Improving color
- Adding blur
- Cleaning up flyaway hairs
- High pass sharpening
- Adjusting eyes and eyebrows
- Reducing shadows around the eyes
- Making creative adjustments with color
- Removing wrinkles and smoothing skin texture
Skill Level Intermediate
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