Before and After - Photoshop Tuesday by Retouch Artist Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 10. November 2009 18:07

Ok so here's the start of Photoshop Tuesdays!

I hope to show what goes into a photograph from when it is taken by the photographer, through to the finished product.

Here we have the straight out of camera shot by Jen Eustace, she's kindly let me use this image as an example.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
Next I've taken the image into CaptureOne and adjusted the RAW file ready for exporting in to Photoshop.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
As no model has perfect skin, using the Heal and Stamp tool I've removed blemishes and spots.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
Next I run my Dodge and Burn Action, this creates a couple of layers which allow me to use a non-distructive Dodge and Burn on the image. I start by dodging.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
After the dodging, I burn the image to create more depth.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
Next enhancing areas of the image with correction layers.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
Adding a Curves layer to create contrast.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
Finally a non-distructive sharpening.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer
After all that work, this is what my layers palette looks like.
Before and After Photoshop Tuesday. Photo Editing by Robert Whetton Dorset Photographer

Next week something a little more dramatic..

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Dorset Photographer

Dorset Events Photographer in the UK. Portraits, Weddings, Events, Gigs, Sports and Photo Re-Touching.
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