Retouching


Retouching is a highly sought after skill that will greatly improve your abilities as a visual artist. Get started here.

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In today’s episode we show you how to get rid of those straps (or other similar details) in a very simple tutorial that will have you amazed at how far Photoshop has come.

 

One of the problems you will encounter when photographing people is Skin redness. It usually shows up around the nose, close to the eyes and on the cheeks. Skin that looks too red can make people look tired, sick, old, or just bad.

Sample Images Included

 

Bags and Blemishes can be tricky to remove. We will teach you how to take them right out!

 

Adding some Texture back to the Skin of a model can help bring Depth and life back to their Face. Perfection often looks fake, and character and Texture adds personality to images.

 

In this episode, we use an image taken by a member of our Phlearn Phamily to show some cool color dodging techniques.

 

Portraits of athletes are a great place to experiment with using a contrasty, high energy, dramatic Retouching technique. Here are a couple of our favorite methods to achieve this look.

 

You saw the behind the scenes of our corporate/editorial photo shoot, and Part 1 and Part 2 of the Retouching. Now we’ll wrap up this image with some final Retouching and Styling.

 

Now we’ll continue with the Retouching to get this image refined even more.

 

To start our headshot retouching, we use the clone to remove some blemishes, do some hair retouching, and add a bit of skin texture.

 

Today we’re using this incredible image from Chris to show how to use Photoshop to bring back detail into the Shadows of an image and then doing some Coloring and stylizing.

 

Today we are using an image from our latest Halloween contest to show you how to add Color to enhance the overall feel of an image.

 

How best to make your images look their sharpest has always been a key aspect of our craft. One of the quickest ways to make your photos look more “professional” is by making them critically sharp.

 

Camera sensors are very powerful tools that capture tons of information, you just need to know how to massage that information out of it. This episode shows you how to bring out those details from your Shadows.

 

You are going to learn how to fix up a hairstyle in Photoshop using the Liquify Tool. There are a few different strategies to consider when reshaping something like Hair.

 

You are often capturing more information in a photo than you realize; the trick is learning how to find that detail. In this tutorial we go over a very simple solution to bring out detail in the Shadows as well as the Highlights.

 

A new take on dodging and burning. Save yourself time and trouble!

 

Today we focus on removing distractions in Photoshop that you couldn’t change when you took the picture.

 

By creating a New Layer and making sure Content Aware has been checked, we can use the Patch Tool to simply select and remove the horizontal power lines.

 

These minuscule, and red squiggly lines are usually very unnoticeable, but when there is an involvement of a macro shot such as this one by Fernando Braga, they can become a Distraction of interfering with your great eyeball shot.

 

We’re going to go over a quick and easy technique as well as a harder technique that has a more refined result.

 

For extreme speed-editing Exposure we’re editing this image by Aleksandar Jaredic, and we only have five minutes to do so!

 

Learn how to use the Brush Tool to apply makeup in Photoshop. We create a custom brush to achieve the exact look we need.

 

We’ve focused on Retouching a lot here at Phlearn, taking care of zits, applying Makeup in Photoshop, you name it. But we’ve never covered taking care of larger Scale blemishes and redness, such as rosacea or in this case red powder.

 

Through a couple easy techniques, you can use Clipping Masks, Smart Objects, and Filters to create your very own skin textures. Add seamless skin texture to you projects.

 

It’s always great to have shadows in your photographs to add definition, but sometimes they become too dark and Subtract from the detail in your image.

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