Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with contrast, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
At this stage, what I want to do is bring in a bit more contrast and color.…One way to build this up is to actually duplicate our color balance layer.…So let's click and drag that to New Layer icon, so we have two versions of this.…Then in the color balance layer which is beneath the top layer, we are going to…change that blending mode to Soft Light.…This will give us really nice contrast.…Here is before and after.…This top layer is now our Color layer, which brings in that nice punchy color,…which is starting to make this image come to life.…
Well, the next thing I want to do is add some midtone contrast, and here's a…great technique that you can use on a wide range of images.…What we need to do is merge all of the underlying layers to the top.…To do that, press Shift+Option+Command+ E on a Mac; Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows.…We will call this layer midtone contrast.…Next, we are going to navigate our Filter pulldown menu and then choose…Sharpen and Unsharpen Mask.…Now as I mentioned, I will use this technique on all sorts of images: landscapes,…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projectswith Chris Orwig4h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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