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Portrait Retouching

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To start, I usually go for the big items such as the bump on here nose. I first duplicate the background so I am always working on a copy.

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You can also use the spot healing brush for wrinkles here as well. The photo below shows the brush on the wrinkles under the right eye and I also use the healing brush in Blending Mode Screen. This way it lightens the wrinkles rather than remove them.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Here is the result of both cheek wrinkles being slightly lighter.

 

 

 

In the next two examples,  I am using the Clone Stamp to replace one area with another area I have selected. Notice the wrinkle above the nose. I select the Clone tool and then holding down the ALT key, I select right above the wrinkle. I then let go of the ALT key and drop the circle to the wrinkle. Holding down the mouse key, I drag the circle across the wrinkle and replace the wrinkle with clean skin. This takes practice but works well. You can see the before and after.

 

 

 

 

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I will also lighten the whites of the eyes some and I use the Lasso Tool to make my selection. In this case I select the whites of the eyes as shown and once selected I feather the selection 3.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Using the Hue Saturation sliders I slide the Lighten slider ever so slightly until I like the whiteness of the teeth. If it appears to be too much, I will CTRL-Z and start over making sure it looks real.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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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 of the image you want to blur this layer anywhere from 1 to 12. High resolution files would be 12, low res closer to 1.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Then select both those layers and Group them from the layers palette .The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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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.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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