Here is a retouching tutorial for portrait, not any special and just
using common techiques but i hope its still a good suggestion for you
to make your portrait have soft, warm, vibrant and glamour look.
The final result:
1. Duplicate your pic. Use your method to soften or sharpen it. Here i
use Blur tool.
2. Create a new layer, choose soft brush, color code is fce2f0 to
paint gently on the darker area of her cheeks ( set this layer to soft light 100%)
3. Create a new channel mixer layer.
Red: 110, -49,42,0
Green: -5, 118, -13,-1
Blue:-16,17, 63, 14
4. New selective color layer: Reds:
-57,14, -21,10 Yellows: 79,10, 8,-52 Neutrals : 0,0,0,-8 Blacks
5. New Brightness/contrast layer with parameters 4/8 and use soft
brush on layer mask to erase all dark or bright areas on the pic.
6. Create a new layer, change the mode to Color 30%, use soft brush
with fdc5a6 to paint on the chin and forehead , color f8c894 to paint on the rest
of her skin to remove green areas and make a lively look.
7. Create a new layer, use soft brush , color code is f5bd98 to paint on her
cheeks. Lower opacity to 70%.
8. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E. Apply Unsharp mask:
Add a layer mask to erase the hair and background.
And final result:
Some tips if you want to follow this tutorial:
- Apply values depending on your pic tone and you can use Hue/saturation
as an extra step.
- To fix wrong color skin areas: create a new layer and use soft brush
with the tone near to this color , set to Soft light ( if used on dark
areas) or Multipy ( if on bright areas), change opacity till you feel
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Screw u nick....i love the fucking music it effects the photos with such bueaty. and i absolutely love your tutorials. i'am also a beginner with photoshop so thank you sooo much - godbless keep up the work
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Hi Dharmarajan, thank you for regarding my tutorial. Of course i will be pleased to help you . Tell me what step you dont understand or whatever you want to ask related to my tutorials and then i will try to answer you with my best. As i said in About me part, you can call me Jenny .
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create a new channel mixer. how will i create a new channel mixer. just abt tat. nand send sme good tutorials for me( u created) email@example.com . Pls change the code mode. bcuse i can't understand easily.(if u can) of change the background color.(pls pls)
Choose Layers-New adjustment layer-New channel mixer About bg color i dont understand much about html code so i dont want a risk of changing it i dont have facebook id, sorry but u can ask me anything related to my blog here Thanks for regarding friend.
HI, I've seen your tutorials beforer and they are great!! I was wondering if you could do this tutorial in a video format, that way I (we) could see all the detailed steps that are invovled. I too am a beginner and don't understand all the steps, like when you say create a new channel, what blur % do you use, how do you get those specific colors, where do you apply them to,,,,, etc etc. thanks for your help. also, what city are you in? Jack
I WANT TO CREATE A LOGO FOR MY SPACE PROJECT CONDUCTED BY NASA. THAT LOGO SHOULD BE DYNAMIC AND MIND BLOWING.I HAVE A LITTLE TOUCH IN PHOTO SHOP BUT I'M ABC IN IT. I WOULD BE THANKFUL TO U IF U CAN HELP ME IN THAT. YOU MAY SEND THE BEST TUTORIALS REGARDING THIS TO MY E-MAIL, 500000.JS@GMAIL.COM ; MY FAVE BOOK LOGIN ID IS ALSO THE SAME. BY THE WAY, UR SWEET NAME, FOR THE SAKE OF BETTER INTERACTION...........................MA'M!
@Jack: sorry but i cant make tutorials in videos bcoz i make them when i have times, means i do in interrupted times :). But you can ask me whatever you want in detail and i will be glad to help you . For example, if you want to create a new channel mixer, click on Layers on the Menu, choose New adjustment layers then you can see channel mixer . PS: i live in Hanoi, Vietnam .
@PAUL: creating logo is not my forte so i doubt i can help you. but i hope you can find the better help from another place ;). Sorry for it. Thank you for regarding and your kindness
@gora: i like to help people as one of my pleasure ;). Im glad if my words can be helpful ;). Thank you for your kind words, God bless you too ;).