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Category: Retouching

How To Use The Spot Removal Tool in Adobe Lightroom
January 11, 2020

Heal and Clone perform the same task differently, which is copying a target area onto a selected area, just like in Photoshop. However, the Clone Spot Removal tool will copy the target area precisely, duplicating texture and color, the Heal will only copy the...

How to Retouch Portraits in Adobe Lightroom
January 11, 2020

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make the most of Lightroom as a RAW converter so you can draw out the best parts of your photograph. After this, the demonstration focuses on using Lightroom’s Adjustment Brushes for increasing the texture of the skin, enhancing eyes, saturating colors for makeup, and adjusting exposure in targeted areas for your desired...

How To Brighten Eyes Naturally in Photoshop
January 11, 2020

The sclera, or the whites of the eyes, should be carefully considered when retouching beauty and fashion images as well as portraits. It can reflect makeup and bright colors surrounding the model during the shoot, or, more typically, look reddish and be riddled with blood vessels. In the video below, Michael Woloszynowicz demonstrates how to clean up the whites of the eyes in Photoshop by treating unwanted colors as a color cast. Overall, we...

Unify Skin Tones Using These Two Tools In Photoshop
January 11, 2020

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...

Quick Color Change Techniques That Every Retoucher Should Know
January 11, 2020

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...

Becoming a Professional Beauty Retoucher
January 11, 2020

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...

How to Dodge and Burn Darker Skin Tones
January 11, 2020

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...