Photo Retouching

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1. RETOUCHINGBEYOND THE ORDINARY PHOTO Methods Path Liquify Channel Masking Skin Retouching Enhancement Transformation Colour Corrections Colour Treatments COVER PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTINA SANDRAITE Dress Design by Dovile j Strydom Photo Retouching Skill & Techniques DAVID HAYES I RELAND 2. Blemishes SKIN RETOUCHING The Retouching examples here are to illustrate the importance of skin retouching and the techniques used to cover skin blemishes. The photos here were from fashion students in university who needed their models retouched before they could be used for the graduation magazine. This model had badly scratched and marked skin on her legs, arms and hands. I covered these blemishes by using the Patch Tool Clone Stamp Spot Healing & Healing Brush David Hayes Untouched Retouched 3. Step 1 Step 2 Firstly you open the image you plan to use and make a copy of that image. By clicking on the channel options find the maximum contrast by clicking on blue. From the pull down menu go to image choose calculations and click overlay in blending options and repeat if needed. Step 3 Apply a black brush on the areas of the images to extract. Next click command to highlight the background and using a white brush to remove the gray tones in the background also you can use levels to aid in this process. Channel MaskingMASKING Channel Masking is a technique for removing the background from an image by creating a mask. The process can be done a number of ways. Here is a basic step by step guide through the process David Hayes 4. Step 4 Click on RGB go to the copy of the original image and apply a clipping mask. Click on the mask and press command and i to invert the mask. Result Channel MaskingMASKING Channel Masking is a technique for removing the background from an image by creating a mask. The process can be done a number of ways. Here is a basic step by step guide through the process David Hayes 5. Liquify PHOTO MANIPULATION Photo Manipulation is image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion after original photographing took place. The photo I used here is of a plus sized model. The changes I made to this models figure were extreme but there were more subtle changes made to the face. I created this illusion by using the Forward Warp Pucker Tool Bloat Tool Freeze Mask & Thaw Mask David Hayes Untouched Retouched 6. Makeup COLOUR RETOUCHING With Colour Retouching it also allows for the addition of things such as Makeup. The addition of makeup can be either subtle or dramatic, for this example I use an image of Cara Delevingne and subtly added some eye makeup and lip gloss . There are numerous ways of adding such effects. Here I used masking. David Hayes Untouched Retouched 7. Untouched Retouched Colour Treatment COLOUR TREATMENT Colour Treatment can add to the vibrancy of a photograph. With minor adjustments to a previously flat photograph the results can be eye catching and dramatic. For the Colour Treatment here I used a mixture of Selective Colour Hue / Saturation Colour Balance & Levels David Hayes