Retouch Basics for Graphic Designers and Photographers

Retouch Basics for Graphic Designers and Photographers
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If is needed, you can decrease opacity of created layer to 59%.
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Now you'll make eye iris. Add new layer. With soft, big, blue (#115279) brush, fill eye iris.
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Change blending mode to Color Dodge - iris will be brighter and more saturated.
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To avoid flatty color of an eye, add new layer. use small, soft brush and dark-brown color. Draw edges of an iris.
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Now you can change its blendnig mode to Overlay.
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Add new layer. With small, brown brush make lashes longer. Use pressure opacity of brush to more real look. Arrows will guide you, how to draw lashes strokes.
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Time to make a lips! Add new layer. Create rough fill of lips. Use soft, pink brush - I used cold tone of pink, because I think it suit best for her.
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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft Light.
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To give full lightning of her lips, add new layer and with soft, white brush draw strokes of light.
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If you like this effect, you can leave, but I changed blending mode of this layer to Hard Light.
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Now you should make facial features harder. Add new layer. Pick soft, big brush, with dark-beige (#ac7d79) color. Fill edges of her face, add some strokes on eyelid.
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Now change blending mode to Multiply - it will naturally fill her face. Decrease opacity to 51%.
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You'll make hair! In retouch is really important to increase the volume of hair. You can use simply strokes from Photoshop presets (1-2px), or you can find brushes to make hairs. Hair brushes:
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At first, you should make a darker base of hair.
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Then, you should draw highlights on hair.
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At the end, you should add neutral color of hair - to great blending.
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Add new layer. Pick soft, big brush, and set #9faf36 color. Draw dots on earring and necklace. It will add spectacular light from gems.
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Change blending mode to Soft light, decrease opacity to 50%.
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Add adjustment layer with brightness/contrast.
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Now decrease saturation, by adding adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation.
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Now you'll make contrast bigger by adjustment layer with Brightness/Contrast.
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Optional, but really nice - add adjustment layer with color balance.
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At the end create new layer. Choose Sharpen tool and draw on the edges of her face, on her hair, on her nose, lips and eyes. Model will be more realistic and eye-catching. It's very important to do this at the end - otherwise you can make colours and sharpen ugly.
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Final Results

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Tutorial by msRiotte

profileThank you for following this tutorial! You are amazing. Write if you have questions! :). Personally I am graphic designer from Poland. See my portfolio here: msriotte.tk. I'm also on facebook: here! - msRiotte

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16 comments on “Retouch Basics for Graphic Designers and Photographers”

  1. Ich hatte der Zeit nur mitbekommen, er sollte sein amateur dreier Studium Amerika gemacht und Japan für einen Elektronikkonzern gearbeitet haben.

  2. Directions are very unclear. Fragmented sentence and simple directions does not provide the correct way to navigate through photoshop at all. I was very hard to follow these directions without knowing every single little tool in photoshop. Photoshop fucks you up if you don't have everything exactly correct.

  3. Looks just like an advertisement! Very well done. This has certainly given me some good clues into photo retouching.

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