Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Part 2 By Scott Kelby

1 hr 4 min

In Part 2 of Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Scott Kelby shows you step-by-step techniques for retouching skin, including removing blemishes, dark circles and stubble, and various effects for smoothing and sharpening the skin.

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The quickest, fastest, most accurate way to remove blemishes.
Skin softening using a modified inverted hi-pass technique.
An alternate method of sharpening the skin where you still see lots of texture.
How to deal with dark circles under the eyes in both men and women.
How to create pure white, porcelain-looking skin.
How to eliminate shiny hotspots on the skin.
How to remove stubble or five o' clock shadow from a man's face.
How to get the popular, slightly desaturated, really cool look to your subject's skin.
Differences in skin sharpening in men vs. women, plus fixing posing problems in your image.
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Scott Kelby


Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom...

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    Thanks Scott good job! :) One question on lesson 3, couldn’t I just use the opacity slider instead of fade?

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