Soft Portrait Retouching
Soft Portrait Retouching : Photographers and retouchers are often asked to capture the most important moments in people’s lives. Help create lasting memories with soft and timeless portrait retouching in Photoshop!
Follow along as we create two maternity portraits from capture to completion! Learn how to retouch hair and clothing, dodge and burn in Adobe Camera RAW, and use frequency separation to preserve delicate details.
Create Timeless Portraits
Soft Portrait Retouching
Whether you’re photographing weddings or graduations, the moments you capture are going be with your clients for a lifetime. Learn how a professional retoucher approaches working with such personal and intimate images, using Photoshop to help the most important details shine through.
We walk you through how we captured each image, breaking down everything from lighting, to wardrobe, to working with a subject. Then we go dive into the post-production, showing you how to make subtle, yet impactful, adjustments that will give each photo a soft and timeless feel.
We focus on maternity photos, but the same approach can be used for many other types of lifestyle photography. No matter what type of photographer you are, you’re sure to learn skills that will help you capture your client’s most special moments.
High-end fashion work might require bold changes and detailed adjustments. But for more personal work like this, we’re going for subtle changes and a natural look. Learn how to use retouching to simplify a scene, emphasizing the natural beauty of the subject and the importance of the moment.
Professional Frequency Separation
Smooth out harsh transitions between light and shadow. Clean up distractions while preserving all of the delicate textures. Frequency Separation is a key part of the retoucher’s workflow and we make it easier than with our included Photoshop Action! Ready for more? Give How to Master Frequency Separation Retouching a try!
Retouch Hair & Clothing
Retouching hair and wardrobe will always be a challenge, even for the pros. Learn how to remove flyaways with Spot-Healing Brush, add volume to hair with the Clone Stamp tool, and even smooth out fabric using Frequency Separation!
The Liquify Tool
The perfect tool for shaping soft materials like hair and clothing, the Liquify Tool is easy to use, but incredibly difficult to master. Learn techniques that will help you Liquify objects realistically and with subtle effect. Add volume to hair and even create the illusion of motion in a long, flowing dress!
Enhance Textures with Dodge & Burn
Dodging and burning is one of the few techniques that, on its own, can elevate an image to new heights. Add beautiful shape and dimension to any photograph, while guiding the eyes of the viewer to the areas of the image that matter most.
Aaron walks you through each photoshoot, breaking down the lighting, camera settings, and creative considerations used to capture each shot.
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