As master retoucher Timothy Sexton says, "Retaining natural texture while meeting your client's high standards is key to successfully retouching skin." Timothy returns to share this insight and many others on retouching skin in this installment of Photoshop Retouching Techniques. He looks at a variety of skin textures and tones and reviews the step-by-step treatments typically given to beauty shots, as well as more character-driven editorial images. Learn how to use the Clone Stamp and Patch tools, color correction, and a light hand to create beautiful, smooth skin while avoiding that over-retouched look.
Studio portraits are usually shot under optimal conditions. Controlled lighting, seamless backdrops, maybe even professional hair and makeup. But there's still work you can do to make your subjects look their best in post. In this Portrait Project, Chris Orwig takes a raw file, makes foundational adjustments in Camera Raw, and then takes the image into Photoshop for retouching. There you'll learn how to retouch small blemishes, smooth and de-shine skin, and enhance color. Before and after comparisons along the way allow you to check your progress. Dive in now and start improving your portrait prowess.