Full Body Photo Manipulation and Retouching in Photoshop

If you have ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine, odds are that model has been retouched and manipulated to some degree in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 26, 2013
Duration
2h 26m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 26, 2013
Duration
2h 26m
Description

If you have ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine, odds are that model has been retouched and manipulated to some degree in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by focusing on our subject's neck and chin where we'll use Liquify in Photoshop to reshape both features. Following this we'll spend some time pealing away some weight from her face by using the clone stamp to reduce some of the shadows. From there we'll move on to the body where we'll jump back into Liquify to trim the waistline and thin down the figure. Following this we'll tackle repositioning the right arm and slimming it down some. As we continue to sculpt our model's body we'll also resize and reshape her chest area to fit the manipulations that we have made to her figure. Finally, we focus on removing some unwanted folds in her dress and applying final touchups to her overall form. After watching this tutorial, you'll be able to use Photoshop to retouch and manipulate models for your own projects with added confidence while having a lot of fun. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.

About the author
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this course where we'll focus on manipulating and retouching the body of a female model. If you've ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine, odds are that model has been retouched and manipulated to some degree in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by focusing on our subject's neck and chin where we'll use Liquify in Photoshop to reshape both features. Following this, we'll spend some time peeling away some weight from her face by using the Clone Stamp Tool to reduce some of the shadows. From there, we'll move onto the body where we'll jump back into Liquify to trim the waistline and thin down the figure. Next, we'll tackle repositioning the right arm and slimming it down some as well. As we continue to sculpt our model's body, we'll also resize and reshape her chest area to fit the manipulations that we've made to her figure. And finally, we'll focus on removing some unwanted folds in her dress and applying final touchups to the overall form. After watching this course, you'll be able to use Photoshop to retouch and manipulate models for your own projects with added confidence while having a lot of fun. So with that, we'll get started in our next lesson.