Photo Retouching: the 5 best Photoshop actions for portraits

Photo Retouching: the 5 best Photoshop actions for portraits

Best Photoshop Actions for Portraits

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 01 Toning Brushes

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 01 Toning Brushes
Use these to apply selective toning. You’ll find the Contrast Brush works well on eyes. The Screen and Multiply brushes are really useful for selective lightening and darkening, not just on portraits but in all kinds of images.

 

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 02 Teeth Whitening

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 02 Teeth Whitening
Use this Action to be just like the Hollywood elite and tone down those yellow teeth. This gives your subject a smile that sparkles – she’ll be so proud of those new pearly whites.

 

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 03 High Pass Skin Blur

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 03 High Pass Skin Blur
This is great for smoothing out your subject’s skin. Use a large soft brush to paint over selected areas for instant silky skin. You can lower the Opacity of the Blur layer for a more subtle effect.

 

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 04 Eye Color

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 04 Eye Color
This Action creates a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer, then stops and allows you to adjust the colours yourself with the sliders. Hit OK and the Action will finish, then paint over the eye to reveal the colour.

 

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 05 Catch Light Enhance Action

Photoshop Actions for Portraits: 05 Catch Light Enhance Action
Are your subject’s eyes looking a little lifeless? Just click on the Catch Light Enhance Action, then zoom in to the eyes and paint over dull catch lights to make them shimmer.

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