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Background Cleanup

Surreal Portrait Retouching Workflow • 3m 37s

Up Next in Surreal Portrait Retouching Workflow

  • Skin Cleanup

    An artistic approach to skin cleanup focusing on character and emotion, utilizing spot healing, patch, and clone tools.

  • Frequency Separation

    Use the Frequency Separation action with the clone stamp tool to create a surreal skin aesthetic.

  • Dodge and Burn

    Moving to the second image of the series - Bluebird - use Dodge and Burn to accentuate the shadows and highlights of the image. Create more dimension and emotion to the work. Push the character further into an artistic rendering with painting to accentuate the makeup and achieve a painterly aesth...