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Darkening and Sharpening

Colored Gel Photography With Jake Hicks • 10m

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  • Color Toning

    For the final stage of retouching, push the image onto another level. After multiple passes that removed local blemishes and distractions, more global even skin tone, smooth but natural skin texture, dimension and depth, contrast and sharpening, finally apply the finishing layer of color toning. ...

  • Dark Look 1

    As Lighting, camera settings, and the environment are established, begin capturing the model, focusing on controlling a pool of light and the subsequent shadows, establishing a wide frame. Work through posing and perspective. Add a fan element for subtle lift on the model's hair. Iterate through ...

  • Highlights and Colors

    With global sharpening applied, focus on the final pieces of the retouching process. Feather the highlights for a subtle roll off in specularity, reducing the often oily appearance of skin tone, without losing the dimension. Take a multi channeled approach to color toning. Learn when to process c...