DRIVE THE BEST RETOUCHING EFFECTS USING THESE 3 EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES

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To obtain photo realistic skin, portrait photographers follow various editing techniques like retouching, freqency seperation etc to achieve flawless skin. In this PDF some of the 3 best photo retouching techniques are explained to attain excellent skin tone for the photograph. Read in detail.

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DRI VE THE BEST RETOUCHI NG EFFECTS USI NG THESE 3 EFFECTI VE TECHNI QUES Mos t of t he por t r ai t phot ogr apher s s t r i ve har d t o at t ai n excel l ent s ki n on t hei r phot ogr aphs . However get t i ng beaut i f ul s ki n emul at i ng t he nat ur al t ext ur e of t he s ame wi t hout maki ng i t f eel r eal l y ar t i fici al i s a t ougher t as k t han many woul d l i ke i t t o be. For get t i ng t hi ngs done wi t h per f ect i on mas t er i ng t he ar t of r et ouchi ng ski n i n Phot oshop i s i mpor t ant . Her e we br i ng you t hr ee r et ouchi ng t echni ques i n Phot os hop : TOUCHUP LAYER TECHNI QUE When you ar e t r yi ng t o car r y out Phot os hop por t r ai t r et ouchi ng t as k i f you want t o effect i vel y r emove s pot s bl emi s hes and mar ks ut i l i zi ng a t ouch- up l ayer i s t he mos t effect i ve of al l ways . I t wi l l al s o hel p you get r i d of dus t l i nt hai r s t r and and even makeup flakes t hat you mi ght find annoyi ng. The f ol l owi ng s t eps wi l l hel p you wi t h t hat STEP 1 : I n I n or der t o ut i l i ze a t ouch- up l ayer as you i nt end whi l e t r yi ng t o t ake advant age of Phot os hop f ace r et ouchi ng cr eat e an empt y l ayer on your backgr ound l ayer i n Pho- t os hop.

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STEP 3: S St ar t wi t h your Heal i ng Br us h and zoom i nt o your new empt y l ayer af t er s el ect i ng t he s ame. You need t o s et your br us h a l i t t l e hi gher t han bl emi s h. You can s ampl e t he s ki n i n an ar ea t hat i s cl ean as cl os er as you can t o t he bl emi s h t hat you ar e t r yi ng t o r et ouch. Pay cl os e at t ent i on t o t he flows of t he s ki n t ext ur e and changes of t he s ki n t one. I f you ar e abl e t o get your s ampl e as s i mi l ar as pos s i bl e t o t he ar ea wher e r et ouchi ng i s done i t woul d be gr eat . Gent l y pl ace t he br us h on t he bl emi s h and cl i ck. Make s ur e t hat you do not make mul t i pl e cl i cks pai nt or s weep. Move ar ound t he f ace cl i cki ng on t he bl emi s hes . STEP 2: Once you have s et your t ool s i n or der t o car r y out your t ouch- ups you wi l l need t o t oggl e bet ween t he Heal i ng Br us h and Cl one St amp. As you us e t he Heal i ng Br us hes i t i s i mper at i ve t hat t he ‘ Sampl e Al l Layer s ’ opt i on i s checked. Fur t her make s ur e t hat when us i ng t he Cl one St amp f or Sampl e t he t ool opt i on i s s et t o Cur r ent Bel ow.

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STEP 4: You can al s o us e t he Cl one St amp t ool f or s ome t ouch- up t o pr oduce t he bes t r es ul t s . To get t he fines t r es ul t s you need t o have your cl oni ng t ool s et at t he capaci t y of 20. Then s ampl e an ar ea cl os es t t o t he ar ea you want t o t ouch- up. Then pai nt away or cl i ck what t hat needs cor - r ect i on. STEP 5: I f I f you have s ome wr i nkl es t o t ake car e of t he t ouch- up l ayer can wor k wel l f or t hat al s o. Thi s wor ks effect i vel y i f t he s ubj ect has excel l ent bl emi s h- f r ee and fine s ki n and you onl y need t o t ake car e of a f ew wr i nkl es . I f you t ouch t he wr i nkl es up a bi t mor e t han what you want you wi l l s ur e get a s ki n t ext ur e t hat i s nat ur al l ooki ng. You can t hen r educe t he opaci t y l evel of t he l ayer f or t ouch- up j us t enough f or t he wr i nkl es bel ow t o s how up. Thi s wi l l br i ng a nat ur al t ext ur e and l ook t o t he s ki n effect i vel y. STEP 6: T The t ouch- up l ayer t echni que i s r eal l y flexi bl e and has mul t i pl e us es t han you woul d l i ke t o t hi nk of . I f you ar en’ t happy wi t h t he r es ul t you can s el ect t he l ayer and er as e t he s ame. I f you t hi nk t hat t he t ouch- up i s a l i t t l e heavy us e t he er as er at a l ower capaci t y and a s of t br us h and s wi pe s ome of t he cor r ect i ons off. Ther e ar e s ome phot ogr apher s who want t o go a l i t t l e deeper wi t h Phot os hop f ace r et ouchi ng t o get t he bes t r es ul t s . I f you t hi nk s o you can do t hat t oo. What ever you want t o do s t ar t i ng wi t h t he t ouch- up l ayer i s t he bes t way t o go about i t .

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FREQUENCY SEPARATI ON TECHNI QUE I f you need t o wor k mor e t han you r eal l y want t o get t he bes t and beaut i f ul s ki n t hen f r equency s epar at i on i s one of t he fines t opt i ons . Compani es pr ovi di ng por t r ai t r et ouchi ng ser vi ces us ual l y make us e of t hi s t echni que. Thi s met hod wor ks wel l wi t h pet i t e bl emi s hes mot t l ed s ki n wr i nkl es flaky and dr y s ki n and r ed and oi l y pat ches . I t can al s o be effect i vel y us ed t o r emove or cor r ect t he dar k ci r cl es t hat appear bel ow t he eyes of peopl e. The s t eps i nvol ved i n i t ar e STEP 1 : St ep 1 : A mer ged l ayer of t he wor k you have done s o f ar on t he por t r ai t mus t be cr eat ed fir s t . Make s ur e t hat bot h your t ouch- up and backgr ound l ayer s ar e vi s i bl e. Now s el ect bot h t he l ayer s and choos e mer ge vi s i bl e f r om Opt i ons . STEP 2: On Once t he l ayer s ar e mer ged make t wo copi es . Label t he upper copy as “ Hi gh Fr equency” whi l e t he mi ddl e copy needs t o be l abel ed “ Low Fr equency. ” Now s el ect t he l ayer l abel ed Low Fr equency and i t wi l l cont ai n al l t he det ai l s per t ai ni ng t o t he col or . Us i ng Gaus s i an Bl ur bl ur t he l ayer and keep doi ng i t t i l l t he por e as pect s at 1 00 go i nt o t he s ki n.

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STEP 3: Now t ur n t he Hi gh Fr equency l ayer back on. Now appl y t he neces s ar y s et t i ngs t o t he i mage and t he bl endi ng mode of t he l ayer mus t be changed t o Li near Li ght . STEP 4: I n t hi s s t ep an empt y l ayer on t op of t he Low Fr equency l ayer needs t o be added and s hi f t t he mer ged l ayer t o t he t op even above t he Hi gh Fr equency l ayer . Now t he mer ged l ayer needs t o be t ur ned off. I t i s kept t her e t o under s t and t he changes you have made f r om t i me t o t i me by t ur ni ng i t on and off as r equi r ed. STEP 5: Sel ect t he Cl one Sel ect t he Cl one St amp  t ool af t er cl i cki ng on t he empt y l ayer t hat l i es on t op of t he Low Fr equency l ayer and ut i l i ze a br us h havi ng har dnes s bet ween 25 t o 50 havi ng t he opaci t y at 1 5 t o 20. Bef or e goi ng f ur t her make s ur e t hat t he Cur r ent Bel ow i s t he s ampl e  s el ec- t i on f or t he t ool . Sel ect t he s ampl e ar ea and wor k l i t t l e ar eas us i ng t he Cl one St amp t ool t o cor r ect t he ar eas wher e t he at t ent i on i s needed. I f you have t he habi t of chas i ng f or t he per f ect s ki n f or get t i ng how t he act ual per s on l ooks l i ke t he mer ged l ayer wi l l t el l you t he r eal pi ct ur e t o keep you on t r ack. STEP 6: Once you become happy wi t h t he wor k you can go ahead and s t ar t us i ng t he Hi gh Fr equen- cy l ayer whi ch has al l t he t ext ual det ai l s . I t i s advi s ed t hat you ei t her us e t he Pat ch t ool or t he Cl one St amp t ool on t hi s l ayer . You need t o s el ect an ar ea t hat has even t ext ur e as t he s ampl e f or t he cl oni ng and i mage cor r ect i on pr oces s . Al s o keep i n mi nd t hat when you ar e t r yi ng t o deal wi t h deep wr i nkl es t he Pat ch t ool i s way mor e effici ent .

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STEP 7: Bef or e you ar e done wi t h t he s ame i n or der t o make your i mage a l i t t l e mor e nat ur al l ooki ng us e t he f ol l owi ng met hod i ns t ead of s har peni ng. You can r epl i cat e t he Hi gh Fr equency l ayer and t he whol e l ayer be mas ked out . Now you can s el ect t he mas k and medi um s of t br us h. Pai nt t he ar eas us i ng i t whi l e on ar eas wher e you want t o s har pen and i t can come ext r emel y handy pr of es s i onal s i ndul ged i n headshot phot o r et ouchi ng ser vi ces f ol l ow t he s ame. STEP 1 : At t he fir s t s t ep make a new St amped Layer and dupl i cat e t he s ame. THE “BYRO” METHOD Somet i mes i ns t ead of par t s of t he s ki n t he ent i r e s ki n needs t o be r et ouched and t hat i s wher e t hi s can be effect i vel y ut i l i zed al ong wi t h t he ot her t wo t echni ques or i ns t ead of t he f r equency s epar at i on t echni que. Though t he l ayer s et - up f or t he s ame mi ght f eel a l i t t l e t echni cal t he r es ul t s wi l l s ur el y be wor t h t he effor t s . Thi s t echni que can be us ed f or s moot heni ng poor makeup adj us t i ng s ki n t ones and cor r ect i ng l ar ge por es on t he s ki n.

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STEP 2: Now s el ect t he dupl i cat ed l ayer and choos e Gaus s i an Bl ur f r om t he bl ur menu. Regul at e t he r adi us of t he di al ogue box of t he Gaus s i an Bl ur t i l l di s s i mi l ar i t y i n t he t one of t he s ki n i s done away wi t h. Not e t he r adi us s el ect ed and cancel t he s ame wi t hout appl yi ng t he bl ur . STEP 3: Sel ect hi gh pas s f r om t he fil t er menu and ent er t he r adi us you not ed pr evi ous l y on t o t he Hi gh Pas s di al ogue box. Appl y t he Hi gh Pas s fil t er ont o t he i mage.

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STEP 4: Sel ect hi gh pas s f r om t he fil t er menu and ent er t he r adi us you not ed pr evi ous l y on t o t he Hi gh Pas s di al ogue box. Appl y t he Hi gh Pas s fil t er ont o t he i mage. STEP 5: On t he s ame l ayer appl y t he Gaus s i an Bl ur   on t o t he Hi gh Pas s l ayer goi ng back t o t he  Fi l t er   menu. The r adi us now wi l l be one- t hi r d of t he s ame you have ut i l i zed on t he Hi gh Pas s fil t er . S STEP 6: I n t hi s s t ep t he Hi gh Pas s l ayer needs t o be i nver t ed. Now t he l ayer bl endi ng mode needs t o be changed Li near Li ght and l ayer ’ s opaci t y mus t be br ought down t o bet ween 40 and 50. St ep 6: I n t hi s s t ep you can mas k t he ent i r e l ayer out and s el ect a s of t br us h of s i ze s mal l t o medi um. Choos e t he col or whi t e and s et t he opaci t y t o 50 and s t ar t pai nt i ng t he s ki n wher e t he cor r ect i on i s neces s ar y. STEP 7: Y You can keep pai nt i ng unt i l you have r eached a l evel wher e you ar e s at i s fied wi t h t he r es ul t . As you woul d pai nt di ffer ent ar eas of s ki ns you can r educe t he opaci t y f ur t her . I r r es pect i ve of t he t echni ques t hat you mi ght have us ed you can us e t he f ol l owi ng t echni ques t o car r y out t he final t ouchup t o make t he por t r ai t l ook al l t he mor e except i onal . Es peci al l y when i t comes t o f ashi on phot o r et ouchi ng ser vi ces pr of es s i onal compani es t ake ut mos t car e. FI NAL TOUCHES TO MAKE I T I MPECCABLE

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Hue Adj us t ment : Chances ar e t her e t hat t he i mage mi ght be s poi l t due t o t he r eds and over - s at - ur at i on. Appl yi ng a hue adj us t ment l ayer wi l l t ake car e of t hat i s s ue t o a cer t ai n ext ent . Add Gr ai n: Hi gh- r es ol ut i on moni t or s can r ender i mages unnat ur al l y s moot h and cl ean even when you have kept t he s ki n t ext ur e of t he i mage dur i ng r et ouchi ng. I f you t hi nk t hat i s not enough add a l ayer of gr ai ns t o make i t mor e nat ur al l ooki ng. Thes e t echni ques i f ut i l i zed car ef ul l y wi l l hel p you make your por t r ai t except i onal l y beaut i f ul and have nat ur al - l ooki ng s ki n af t er r et ouchi ng. Ther e i s no doubt t hat t he Fr equency Separ at i on i n Phot os hop wi l l s ur el y hel p you addr es s a r ange of i s s ues al l t he whi l e keepi ng t he s ki n on t he i mage l ook nat ur al and not abnor mal l y flas hy. Even i f you ar e a pr of es s i onal i mage edi t i ng pr o- f es s i onal offer i ng phot o edi t i ng s er vi ces adept i n a r ange of s ki n r et ouchi ng s of t war e pr ogr ams expandi ng your s ki l l f or t e by mas t er i ng t hes e t echni ques wi l l s ur el y make you one of t he bes t and mos t s ought - af t er i mage edi t i ng pr of es s i onal s i n t he i ndus t r y.

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