probably have some images or photos of friends or family (or for your
clients) that you would like to retouch so that you can naturally
"improve" upon that person's captured presence at that moment in the
photograph. Making the exact right adjustments or minor
improvements to bring out their special highlights or features can not
only make them proud but give you an achievement to be proud.
The problem is; how can you
go about making the exact adjustments to bring out the person so they
look like they were photographed on their 'best day'? Photoshop
has the capability to these wonderful image and photo retouches of
course, but you must know what tools to use and exactly how to do it.
If you're a photographer
(whether consumer or professional),
Photoshop has the power to allow you
to create the 'perfectly retouched images' of people. It has the
power to cover all of the high fashion magazine retouches yet also
allows you the tools to get the absolute best picture out of your work.
But if you don't know how to use the powerful tools you will just be
wasting your time and getting nowhere...
▪ I have trained
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I have been to 3 PhotoshopWorld Conferences and am a member of NAPP
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I am an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop CS2.
I am also
a professional graphic designer who leads by example and
has spent 1,000's of hours in Photoshop- it's what I do.
Do you have many photo's
where you know that it's not the best representation of who that person
is (especially if it's you!)? I know what it's like because I'm a
very fickle person when it comes to seeing myself on film. Good
thing that I know Photoshop though. I remember recently 'bulking'
myself up on a photo from a few years ago to look more buff...I couldn't do it without
Photoshop's liquify tool or other tools.
Now I'm not saying that
you'll want to exaggerate who you are or who the person you are
retouching is (I give you all of the tools and knowledge so you can do
it if you want); but it's really up to you if you are looking for
magazine cover absolute perfection in creating the human ideal or just
want to show a friend or family member 'on their best day' and in the
The truth is, everyone has
photos that they want to get retouched (I don't have enough time to get
to all of mine) and many photos could use a lot of retouching.
Fashion magazine photographer's and retouchers use Photoshop to get
absolute perfection and just touch up little details here and
there...why can't you use those same tools to make your photos that need
a little retouching better? You're here because you either have
Photoshop and understand it's power or you're going to get it.
There's absolutely no reason
that you can't be retouching your favorite images of people (or pets)
and making them even a little bit better. Maybe the light isn't
right in the photo or their skin looks a little blotchy...maybe too many
pimples that you don't normally see...a few extra pounds..or maybe
their/your chin looks a little larger than it should be (such as photos
of Britney Spears when she's not all glammed up).
Celebrities rely on good
retoucher's to make themselves even better. Anyone can benefit
from it. Although I tell you now...misrepresenting yourself (or
others) on dating services will be YOUR responsibility and I claim
nothing to do with it! Just making small, minor retouch
improvements on portraits of yourself or others can (most importantly)
make you feel good about yourself or themselves and more fully represent
who they really are; and that's what matters.
sometimes; hey! the camera 'didn't' capture the right angle (j-lo)
and we all know that feeling.
So how do you go about photo
retouching to get the most amount of effective results done in the
minimal amount of time? Well...first you need Photoshop 7 or CS.
Then you would look into a training program such as my Photoshop
Retouching DVD which I've created to help people
specifically improve their skills on retouching people in Photoshop CS.
I feel this is important
because I have not found any specific training out there myself on this
subject of photo retouching so I want to offer it to the millions of consumers (and
professional photographers) that are out there who really want to make
the necessary photo retouching improvements; whether it be for frontpage
magazine covers retouching models (already near-perfect) to the average
citizen who wants their representation of themself to be a little more
I've created the
Photoshop Retouching DVD to allow you to retouch your photos and images
using Photoshop CS (or 7) with ease. This training will take you
right into the heart of Photoshop with many practical high-fashion and
'real world' examples of photo retouching to bring out the natural
character of a person to show them in the best possible light.
This training will not only
massively improve your skills as a Photoshop user but give you the
lifelong skills of digital image retouching to help enhance ANY of your
family or friend's (or clients!) portraits or photo's that need that
special 'improvement'. The amount of skill and knowledge you will
specifically gain from this Photoshop dvd tutorials training will allow
you to start retouching photos immediately to see dramatic results.
Here I'll show you a little bit
of the level of training you're going to learn from...
Now we’re going to do another industry technique.
Press Alt and
then click on the new layer icon to get the new layer dialog box.
Choose Gray as the color.
Choose overlay blending mode for now and click on Fill with 50%
What you have just done is created a dodge and burn layer. You will
see what we do with it shortly.
Now grab a nice soft, medium sized brush (B).
Note that this layer is filled with 50% gray in the layers
palette. This dodge and burn layer will allow you to accentuate
either highlights or shadows in the image.
Make sure that your brush
(not the layer) has a low opacity such as 3-5% if you’re making
small adjustments or much higher for experimentation.
Go ahead and try it...Grab your soft brush tool and use white as
your foreground color.
This will allow you to ‘dodge’ or ‘add light
to’ an area. It’s a photographer’s darkroom term where they extract
an area so it doesn’t ‘burn’ as dark as the other areas when
developing. Anyways, you use it to lighten or bring out highlights.
You could use dodge and burn tools on the 50% gray layer as long as
you have a low opacity.
Try dodging around the eyes to lighten them.
You can have
airbrush turned on if you want...this allows the residual brushholding to soak in and strengthen the effect.
This is a great technique for highlighting and bringing out extra
life in the eyes.
Now switch to black as your foreground color
and start ‘burning’
(letting more light saturate in) to areas which are already a little
darker. This will help accentuate them such as this area here
underneath the eyelid.
When you hide the other layers in the layers palette you’ll
probably see something like this.
Once again it is the blend mode that is doing the magic here so you
don’t see the actual black grey and white colors when other layers
are visible because it is the blending mode that is automatically
mixing the density and luminosity (depending on your blend mode)
with the light of the layers above and below.
The blend modes you’ll use most often for this are Soft Light and
Overlay on the actual dodge’nburn layer itself. This allows the
light to magical appearance of accentuating shadows or highlights
with this technique.
Now try bringing the brushes opacity up to 100% so you can see
more of an effect.
Here you can get some really rich, vibrant
highlights or shadows. Most often you’ll not want to do this strong
of an effect but it’s fun to play around with it so let’s do that
for a bit.
See the eye I’ve gone ahead and dodged it (white as foreground
color) and then burned (black as foreground color) the area around
with the brush. You can easily create thick long rich lashes with
Maybelline, I mean with a really small ‘burn’ brush on a strong
Here you can see the 50% gray layer has the strong extremes of
black and white which will bring out the much more vivid overlay
effect of the colors. You can always switch to soft light too which
won’t be as vivid.
Here I’m just painting thicker lashes and also cover some of the
face with the darker ‘burn’ brush. The lower your opacity (of the
brush) the less strong of an effect of dodging or burning. Remember
that you’ll want to use white as your foreground color to work on
lighter areas to help highlight them and vice versa.
If you ever want to reset the layer, the easiest way is to go to
Edit: Fill (of course with the layer being selected/highlighted in
the layers palette) and then choose 50% gray to get it back to it’s
original state (wiping out your work though).
Here with the burning method I’m painting some thick makeup around
her eyes like we’ve all seen before in impractically high fashion
magazines, runways or on Shirley Manson from Garbage.
I don’t know why but I felt like adding this face paint to
her...have fun with it; but remember the underlying concepts I’ve
covered (and cover a lot more in practical tutorials in the
training); that you’ll use a lower brush opacity to accentuate
unless you want to have fun like this.
Say that you fool around and get the eyes where you want them to
be but not the rest.
Here’s a method that you won’t likely find
anyone else teaching you:
Copy the layer by dragging it to the new layer icon (to retain an
original), hide the copy and then select the original layer and add
a layer mask as shown.
Now you can go ahead and grab a large soft brush (use right ] key
to get larger brush and [ for smaller), get black as your foreground
color and now that you’re on the layer mask (auto after you create
it) go ahead and mask away the rest of the pixels other than the
area you want to keep such as the eyes. I cover layer masking in
depth in my Basic Photoshop training but this is another practical
way in which to use layer masks. It’s better than using the eraser
because you can always come back to or reveal the pixels you masked
or had hidden.
Voila, here’s where we’re at for now.
These techniques should take you much further but if you’re really
serious then you’ll just have to get my
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