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Up Next in Colored Gel Photography Part 1 Studio Portraiture

  • Skin Smoothing

    Focus on balancing skin texture in this step of the retouching process. Using Photoshop's gaussian blur, linear light blend mode, high pass filtering, paint brush and masking, learn to create smooth and soft skin, while retaining natural pore and hair details. Adjust opacity to create subtlety, m...

  • Dodge and Burn

    With skin retouching complete, focus on adding dimension and interest to the gelled edge hero shot. Work on evaluating highlights and shadows, learning what areas to accentuate and what areas to minimize. Use Photoshop's curves layers, paint brush, masking and opacity adjustments to blend believa...

  • Sharpening

    In the final touches, begin with sharpening the gelled edge hero shot. Separate tone sharpening from detailed sharpening. Learn how to sharpen the details without affecting the saturation of color in the image. with different layers of sharpening, leverage the power of Photoshop's layer-based edi...