Aug 22, 2013

Jungle Fever Pt. 1

Jungle Fever in Photoshop

This is part one of a two part edit that will take this image from straight out of camera to a polished image.
Download the sample image here.

In this episode we cover:

  • Coloring – You have complete control of what you want your images to look like and a great place to start is by altering color. You can use complimentary colors to excite more parts of the brain simultaneously which results in pleasure. The use of complimentary colors will allow people to like an image more. In this episode we should you how to manage and control color for different objects in your images.
  • Correcting Exposure – It is quite common to see that part of your image isn’t exposed correctly. In this image we show you how to deal with overexposed areas of skin. Once you master it here, you will be great at the technique forever.
  • Stray Hair – Getting rid of stray hair in a photo can be as simple as grabbing a Clone Stamp or Brush Tool


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      Rodrigo Feij├│

      if blues in the shadows and yellows in the highlights only makes you think of instagram maybe you should be watching more photography tutorials and portofolios and play less with your iPhone mate ­čśë

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    Elvio Junior

    Very nice Aron !!! It was so kind to let us retouch a image too, as a way to learn !!! Great!!!!

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    Rodrigo Feij├│

    that picture is phlearnpro quality right there. so thankful that you teach stuff of that standard for free, and even though you’re awesome at it you still keep humble and always in such good mood. huge respect for your work, aaron. thanks man.

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    Jeanett Flynn

    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us Aaron! I am very appreciative and I always learn a great deal from your videos. AND your comment about Photoshop and sex made me laugh out loud – what more can a girl ask for?!? Keep doing what you are doing!!! Please and THANK YOU!

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    awesome tut, here its my result.. comments, options, critiques are welcomed. ­čÖé

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    awesome tut. here it is my result, comments, critiques are welcomed ­čÖé

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    I enjoy watching you and how you create, gives me such ideas, I have to write so fast while you teach before the ideas are gone, out of my head!! Awesome, Aaron!

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    Guillaume M├ęgevand

    Thanks once again for your great tutos.
    You say the best retouchers use often the brush tool instead of the stamp.
    All the time I try to do it the colors are ok but I always miss the texture. Do they just add grain? What’s the trick?

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      Create a new empty retouch layer above your image.
      Then create a texture layer above your retouch layer.
      Now you can brush all you want on the retouch layer and not lose the texture.

      To create the texture layer, take the same approach as sharpening:
      Make a stamp visible layer (create a new layer and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E),
      Desaturate it (CTRL+U),
      Then use a High Pass filter on a low setting. For portrait I use about 1.8 for the filter setting. This creates a layer with just the texture on it.
      Then change the layer mode to Soft Light, Overlay, or Linear Light and the texture layer will blend back into your image. Note that each of these layer modes will create a progressively more sharpened look. Soft light is the least sharpened, linear light is the most sharpened.

      To find the High Pass filter, click on Filter | Other | High Pass

      Hope this helps. Enjoy!