Skin retouching tutorial

skin retouching tutorial


I recently had the pleasure of being spotlighted in one of PhotoShelter’s webinars on their blog where I taught people how to create actions that would save time. While creating the action that I shared with the webinar attendees, I was able to fine tune a skin technique that I use in almost every portrait image and then automate it!

If any of you are familiar with my work, you know I hate skin that looks too smooth. I think it’s one of the first signs of bad retouching, along with fluorescent teeth and eye whites, the first things that jump out at me when I see a badly retouched image.

In this article, I’ll show you how to smooth skin without losing texture, and teach you how to automate this process by creating an action. Thanks again to Greg Gibson for letting us use another of his wonderful wedding portraits as an example image.

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  1. plumgecko

    I cannot seem to use the links to get to the full articles. I do not know if I am doing something wrong. I logged in and got the same abstract that said to log in to read the full article. I tried this article on retouching and the texture article by Dave Cross with both returning me to the same abstract page.

    1. admin

      be sure to log in and launch the magazine per the instructions at the end of the article.

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