Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with curves, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
The next thing I am going to work on is our overall contrast and color.…In order to do that, let's click on our adjustment layer icon for Curves.…What we're going to do here is go down to the lower level of the curve and…we're going to click on the bottom point and just lift it up a bit.…That will boost our shadows so they're not quite so dark, and then we will go a…little bit above that, and darken the other shadows, not the deepest ones but…the ones a little bit up from that, and then click in the higher part of the…curve and we can just level this out a bit.…Then just look to try to bring in some darkness into these darker tones down here.…
Here is that before and after, just adding some nice details into that area of the image.…Now one of the problems with this is the eyes became a little bit too dark.…So let's zoom in, press the B key to select your Brush tool, and then you want…to paint with black with a higher Opacity, because we don't want the eyes to…become so dark here.…So we're just going to mask this off, so that we're not darkening these eyes up.…
- 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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