This is a photoshop tutorial about retouching skin in medium level, using a special technique thought I don’t know the name. Video tutorial below this post. File included in tutorial: stock raw file ( you can download it at the post’s bottom)
This tutorial in a seri ” Photoshop retouching skin” of 1PX, you can view here:
Photoshop tutorial: retouching skin chap 1:
Step 1: Open stock in photoshop, click on tab Channel, select layer Blue Channel, duplicate this layer
Step 2: Select Filter – Other – High Pass : adjust Radius: 32px ( it’s depended on your resolution image: adjust until you can see acnes and texture’s skin)
Step 3: Using EyesDropper Tools drop color in background, then using Brush fill in eyes and lips. View the image below
Step 4: Select Image – Apply Image, Blending: Hard Light. Repeat that flow 3 times.
Step 5: Press Ctrl + Click on thumbnail of layer “Blue copy” to create seleciton -> click on layer RGB -> and back to tab “Layer” -> Create a layer Curves, we’ll have a layer mask -> press Ctrl + I to revert the layer mask.
Step 6: Adjust Curves as:
Step 7: Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to merge all layer in new layer (rename: surface blur), duplicate this layer Ctrl + J (rename: red high pass)
- Layer “surface blur”: Select Filter – Blur – Surface Blur, adjust Radius:20 Threshold:23, opacity: 80%
- Layer “texture”: Select Image – Apply Image , In Channel: Red, Blending: Normal. Continue select Filter – Other – High Pass, Radius:2px, change Blending of layer: Linear Light
Step 8: select 3 layer on the top -> Ctrl + G. Press Alt + “Add layer mask”
Using White Brush with Hardess:0 Opacity:80% and brush on skin.
Merge layers Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E, then using Healing Brush to remove the acnes to be left.
Step 9: Select Layer – New Layer, Color: Gray – Mode: Lighten – Tick Fill with Lighten-neutral color (black). Using Eyesdropper Tools drop color of ash eyes and lips -> Brush Hardess:0 Opacity fill the color marked.
Step 10: Grading color with Color Balance