Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures
How to enhance and retouch your summer portraits: steps 10-12
10 Boost the smile
Next select the Forward Warp tool, and set the Brush size to 80, Density to 50 and Pressure to 50. Click on the corners of the lips, and pull them up a touch to exaggerate the smile. When you’ve done this you may need to retouch the skin around the lips so the lines and shadows remain realistic. OK the filter.
11 Tone down the glare
To tone down the patches of reflective highlights on the skin, select the Brush tool, and right-click on a skin tone that’s a little darker than the highlights to sample that colour and make it the foreground colour. Reduce the brush opacity to 10% and set the hardness to 0%, and brush over the highlights.
12 Enhance the lips
Use can use the same technique to enhance the lips. Sample a pink/red from the lips, reduce the brush size to around 30 pixels and brush over the highlights. When you’re happy with the image, save it as a PSD file if you want to keep the layers intact.
PAGE 1: Setting up your summer portrait: working with your model
PAGE 2: Shooting your summer portrait: best camera settings and what you need
PAGE 3: How to enhance and retouch your summer portraits: steps 1-3
PAGE 4: How to enhance and retouch your summer portraits: steps 4-6
PAGE 5: How to enhance and retouch your summer portraits: steps 7-9
PAGE 6: How to enhance and retouch your summer portraits: steps 10-12
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on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 12:30 pm under Photography Tips, Portraits.
Tags: photo editing, photo ideas, portrait photography