Working in the texture layer, select the Patch Tool. Select any blemishes or areas of concern, and drag your cursor to a healthier / cleaner patch of texture that will be applied to your selection. Be thoughtful with the areas that you select, as you want to ensure the Patch Tool is picking up areas with enough texture. If you drag the tool to areas that are too smooth, the skin will begin to look too waxy or flat.
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o see an explanation of what you are targeting with dodging and burning, go to 1:40, and skip to 9:05 to see this technique in action for correcting and perfecting skin. This tutorial will not only show how to retouch skin, but also how to retouch lips, hands, eyebrows, and makeup. Other tools and final touches demonstrated afterward are the Spot Healing Brush, Color Correction with the Color Blending Mode, and Selective Color.
However, this is where most retouchers make a mistake in reverse, as too much dodging will lift several shades of the model’s genuine skin tone when it is naturally darker. The solution then is to lean more heavily on burning for making your corrections, to keep this aspect intact.
he images that you might be hired to retouch for individual clients will be used for their personal enjoyment, to add to their portfolios or to grow their social media following. While commercial clients’ images are created to help promote their products or services that will in turn bring them profits and often multi-million dollar profits, if we’re talking about the beauty industry.
When I am considering testing with a new for me retoucher, eyes are one of the first things I look at when surveying their portfolio. When a retoucher pays special attention to eyelashes, it is one of those indicators that tells me that it will be a long working relationship.
o turn on Quick Masking Mode, simply select the icon located beneath the color picker in the toolbar. To bring up Quick Mask Options, double click on that same icon. Use “Selected Areas” for the Color Indication, to choose a color that is complementary to the area you’re masking, and set the Opacity to 50%, so you can easily view the effectiveness of your selection.
As the universal saying goes “Eyes are the mirror of the soul”, and Beauty and Portrait photography tend to share one commonality: they both emphasize the subject’s eyes. The eyes might be highlighted in a more commercial sense to showcase makeup in Beauty, or meant to convey the personality of the subject in Portraiture.
n one of our previous articles titled Color Correcting Skin Tones With Adjustment Layers In Photoshop, we shared a tutorial on how to match a skin tone of one subject to another subject’s skin tone using another image as a reference. Sometimes, however, the same subject has different skin tones that need to be matched within the same image. While a makeup artist can help even out skin tone variations during the shoot, sometimes they are left for...