Create a dramatic portrait retouch with blurred background and light effects.
In this tutorial I’ll show you an easy and effective makeup technique and how to embellish a portrait using jewel stock images.
I repeated over and over again that I always use the Pen Tool when extracting objects from the background.
After trying the Magnetic Lasso tool, I pretty much forgot about my Pen Tool “obsession”. That’s because with the Magnetic Lasso tool you can draw a path around an object a lot quicker since this tool detects contrast changes. The best thing about this tool is that the edges are as sharp as with the Pen Tool.
I’m quite excited about this tutorial. It’s more about body retouching techniques than manipulation because I will show you how to smoothen skin, add hair, makeup and of course how to get to the result you see on the preview.
More beginner tutorials here: http://www.psdbox.com/category/beginners-serie/
Learn how to work non destructively with layer masks.
Landscape image: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1086684
Sky image: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=108861