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Give Seniors Flawless Skin on Picture Day
Retouching Tips for a Complexion Teens Will Love


Retouching skin requires several Photoshop tools. The Patch tool, Spot Healing brush, Healing brush, Brush tool, and some form of dodging and burning are most commonly used. When applied in combination to a “before” image , they create beautiful, smooth skin tones .
Jane Conner-Ziser


Jane Conner-Ziser


Use the Spot Healing brush to remove tiny dots like blackheads, dark pores, and whiskers. Apply the tool on a new layer and set the options for “Normal, Proximity Match,” and “Sample All Layers.” Press the stylus hard enough to cover the dot, but don’t overdo it. When this step is completed, merge onto the Background Copy.
Jane Conner-Ziser


Jane Conner-Ziser


When the face is ready for “blending,” use a brush smaller than the area you want to work on, fit retouching over the areas to be lightened or darkened, sculpt the light to accent the features and create soft, graceful transitions. Zoom in and out to see the details as well as the big picture.
Jane Conner-Ziser


Jane Conner-Ziser



NOTE: For Conner-ziser’s tutorial on removing dental braces, visit our website, www.imaginginfo.com. You’ll find her article under “Techniques” on our home page.


   







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