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Properly retouching skin, beauty and portrait images has always posed challenges for retouchers and photographers. Pratik Naik will share his analytical approach and advanced Photoshop knowledge to give you an effective workflow for retouching skin, beauty and portrait images.
For this section of the training series, shift focus towards retouching images with men as the subject of your imagery. Examine industry expectations, the retouching approach when dealing with a man's skin tone and texture. Examine the characteristics of grit, specularity, more pronounced texturi...
Continue analyzing a portrait image of a man, looking at pores, stubble, facial structure breaking down specific elements to retain and distractions to eliminate based upon industry and client expectations versus personal taste.
Using Capture One, follow retoucher, Patrik Naik, as he processes a RAW image capture to be retouched in Photoshop. With this example, prepare an image of a male subject, with ideal dynamic range, exposure and neutral white balance, retaining resolution and bit depth for the retouching process.
Build on your experience, practicing dodging and burning with a male subject. Using helper layers, curves, masking and Photoshop's paint brush - enhance dimension and highlights with intention for textured, masculine, skin tone.
Move the retouching process into the final stage, focusing on sharpening and color toning. Using high pass filtering, develop a refined finish to the skin texture and tone, retaining and enhancing detail in the skin pores and overall texture. Adjust contrast, along with hue/saturations - focusing...