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Facial Retouching and Manipulation in Photoshop

by Kurt Jones

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to make some stunning transformations to portrait work with the help of techniques and tools found inside of Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to make some stunning transformations to portrait work with the help of techniques and tools found inside of Photoshop. We'll begin this process by exploring how we can use some very powerful healing tools in Photoshop to remove unwanted facial blemishes and stray hairs, along with reducing smile lines and wrinkles. Following this we'll learn how we can adjust and manipulate various facial features of our model to look more visually appealing and draw the focus of the viewer. From there we'll learn how we can add more detail to our model's skin and unify all the adjustments we've made to her face. Finally we'll add some final touches to really make some facial elements pop. Along the way we'll be using some really powerful and useful tools in Photoshop to achieve the look we want and enhance the beauty of our model. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword. Along with creating beautiful 2D illustrations,... more

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