Beauty facial retouching.
Here we have a beautiful woman and we want to take her to a fully edit version of a beauty shot.
First in ACR increase the blacks to 10 and the vibrance to 10
Next in Photoshop
Crop for the rule of thirds
Next I adjust the levels.
I have digital grey card that I use for my shoots
I adjust the opacity of that layer to 75%
Next I use my patch tool (PS), or use your clone stamp (PSE) to get rid of wrinkles.
For the patch tool, you want to select your area you want to get rid of then select an area with similar texture (color not important)
The great thing about the patch tool is that you can fade it!
I adjusted mine to 68%
Finished with the patch tool
Next I run CoffeeShop Baby PowderRoom
I brush on the smooth skin layer.
I adjust the opacity to about 40%
Next I invert the lighten skin layer
I use my black brush to mask the eyes and mouth.
Then adjust the opacity down to about 40% or lower
Next I utilize the eye define layer painting on the eyes, nose, mouth and necklace.
Next use CoffeeShop's Color Pop 2
I selected OK to all pop ups
I put the color pop layer ar 48%
I duplicate and set the layer to multiply at 28%
Finally I run TRA's Boutwell's Magic Glass (free action)
Before & After
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