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Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits with Timothy Sexton


In this course, Timothy Sexton, senior retoucher at New York's Gloss Studio, builds the foundation for mastering the art of fashion retouching. The course begins with a discussion of how to evaluate an image and develop a retouching strategy that dovetails with the client's needs and the photographer's vision. Timothy also details an approach to file and layer management that simplifies creating multiple versions of a photo for client approval.

Next, Timothy delves into several core aspects of retouching—skin, hair, clothing, and body shaping—providing real-world insights and Adobe Photoshop techniques. The course describes ways to enhance eyes and lips, selectively sharpen portions of a photo to draw attention to them, use masks to change the color of clothing, and more. The course concludes with details on how to evaluate your work.

Topics include:

  • Working on color, contrast, and tone

  • Managing layers

  • Removing imperfections with the Clone Stamp and Quick Mask tools

  • Using soft and hard brushes to clean up hair

  • Refining the eyes and brows

  • Plumping lips with Liquify

  • Finalizing the color

  • Finishing with Dodge and Burn


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Subjects: Photography, Portraits, Retouching
Software: Photoshop
Author: Timothy Sexton

Some folks saving few bucks buying Lynda.com - Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits (Feb. 2013) from Amazon Marketplace, Ebay or Craigslist. But we can offer as cheap as 9.95. My favorite (and most affordable) version of Photoshop retouching is a combination of the following three techniques: Smooth Faces - Perfection of the Face The first technique is where I created a compression layer that contained a profile along with a 2D image of the face and a single layer of skin. This technique was used to create a face with a thick, prominent forehead, a deep eye, a high cheekbone, and a slightly convex chin. What I found was that while this technique worked well, it added a lot of noise and texture to the image, which made the face look more realistic. To solve this issue, I found that the best way to create a smooth face was to preserve as much of the original facial structure as possible, while also keeping some of the features of the face. Here is an example of a mouth: This image shows a closed mouth, closed eye, and a slight concave chin. To create a smooth face, I was able to work in three layers. 1. A profile image of the face to be compressed. 2. A medium lossy skin tone to be applied to the profile image. 3. A reflection layer to position the skin reflection. To create the first profile image, I used Photoshop's Layer Styles to create a black and white image of the face. You can find the settings and some additional instructions for creating a profile in the help file for the Image/Layer Styles dialog box. With the Profile Image selected and the Color Mode set to Overlay, I created a black fill image in Photoshop's Layer Style dialog box, and then I placed it in the same layer mask as the profile image. I then applied the Skin Tone (Chroma) tool to the black fill image. I used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box to adjust the color of the profile image in order to create a pleasing, natural look. The same process is repeated for the second profile image. Once I had applied the second profile, I then used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box to adjust the color of the skin tone layer to help create a natural, smooth appearance. The third and final profile image was created using the same process but this time I used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box to adjust the color of the reflected layer to help create a more realistic appearance. Here is the result: Beauty Portraits - Lightening the Eyes and Hair The next technique I created to create a look similar to a natural face was using a lightening layer with a single layer of skin color to create what I called a beauty portrait: The first step is to place the face in the darkening layer. I then created two copies of the face in the darkening layer. I used Photoshop's Layer Styles to create a black and white image of the face and set the Color Mode to Overlay. I used a pair of Reflective layers to position the reflections behind the face: The first layer was a Medium Lossy Skin tone to be applied to the face. The second layer was a reflection layer to position the reflection behind the face. I then used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box to adjust the color of the skin tone layer. I then used the Image/Layer Styles dialog box to adjust the colors of the reflection layer. For the eyes, I used the same procedure as for the skin, but I used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box to adjust the color of the reflection layer. The hair was created using the same procedure as for the face but I used a Medium Lossy hair color to be applied to the top layer. The last step was to apply the lightening layer to the bottom layer. To create the final image, I was able to create the same process on both the profile and reflection layers. Here is what my final image looks like: Beauty Portraits - Highlighting the Eyes and Hair The last technique I created to create a sleek, flawless face was by using a selection layer to select the eyes and hair: To create the final selection layer, I used Photoshop's Layer Styles to create an image with a dark black fill and an image with a light (white) fill. I then used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box to adjust the color of the selection layer. I used the Image/Layer Styles dialog box to adjust the colors of the selection layer. Once I had applied the final selection layer to the eyes, I used the Color Adjustment Layers dialog box