Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Working on the details of the shirt, part of Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop.
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Here we're going to continue to work on the shirt and what I want to do is I want to share …with you a few techniques that you can use in order to even out color and also tone. …We'll start off by creating a new layer and changing the layer blending mode to Color …in order to even out the color variance that we have in this area of the shirt. …So let's go ahead and take a look at how we can do that. …Here we'll click on the New Layer icon and we'll name this new layer Color. …Next we're going to select the Brush tool, press the B key to choose the Brush tool.…
Now that you have the Brush tool selected if you hold and press Option or Alt, Option …on a Mac or Alt on Windows, you can see that you can sample different colors from your image. …Well what I want to do is I want to sample this gray that has a little bit less blue in it. …You may notice there's a little bit of a kind of a blue color here in the shirt. …Well now that I've chosen that color what I can do is I can paint over the image and …
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