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Lesson 05: Creative Portrait Technique-Adding the background

This video shows how the background effects were added.

Lesson 04: Creative Portrait Technique-Processing with Portrait Professional

This video shows how the image was processed with Portrait Professional in preparation for the technique.

Lesson 03: Creative Portrait Technique-Processing with Portrait Professional

This video shows how the image was processed with Portrait Professional in preparation for the technique.

Lesson 02: Creative Portrait Part 2-Processing

This video shows how the image was processed in preparation for the technique.

Lesson 01: Creative Portrait Part 1-Lighting

This video shows you how to light for a portrait in a very small basement of a home.

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Lighting Ratios: These would be an irrelevant measurement if film and digital could see what our eye sees, but they don’t. So we must first understand the capabilities of the film and digital we use and what range these mediums are capable of handling. When using multiple lights you have a key, or main light, […]

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Another technique I have been using is the dreamy skin glow using a Gaussian blur tool and layer masks to blend back in the sharp image.

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Then select both those layers and Group them from the layers palette .

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The next technique is to create a diffused glow that hides the textures of the skin. This is mostly used with women and works quite well. Here you can see before and after. The first step is to duplicate the Background Layer. Then apply Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur to the image. Depending on the resolution […]

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