Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with shadows, highlights, and curves, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
Now that we have this good starting point, what I want to start to do is work on…the overall tone and color.…One great way to work on tone that we have already seen is to copy the layer…that we are working on, or merge to top what we have and here what we can do is…simply copy the background layer.…We can do so on the Mac by pressing Command+J. On Windows, you can press Ctrl+J,…or you can always click on the Background layer and simply click and drag this…to the New Layer icon.…Now we have a duplicate of the background.…We'll go ahead and name this shadow/highlights.…
So we are going to do some shadow and highlight work there.…We'll go ahead and navigate to our Image pulldown menu, select Adjustments, and…we are looking for Shadows/Highlights.…And here what I want to do is just boost some of the overall shadows.…I am going to go into my Amount, my Tonal Width, and then work with Radius until…I have some nice detail in this area of the frame.…Now, from my Highlights, I want to darken those up just a little bit in the…
- 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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