A photo is a way of talking. Sometime the photo talks more than words. Images are always important to be their best form when it comes on to showcasing and attracting people towards the photo to have them. Beauty photos are called fashion photographs because a beauty photo consists of a model/human. More specifically it means a glamorous face image. Sometime, photography fails to spell the magic by getting not so matched make-up and other things. Beauty retouching is there for you to fix the things up and make the photo looks beautiful. In a beauty photograph, there might be some flaws. The color tone might not be likable, or the spots might be there and wrinkles too and the make-up also can be disturbing. Beauty retouching techniques will give you all the solution by the help of Photoshop.
Here, we will show you how a beauty photo can be fixed with Photoshop using various tools.
Open an Image on Photoshop
At first go to your computer or laptop and Open Adobe Photoshop. Import an image from PC by dragging it to Photoshop. You can even open an image by going on the menu bar and select File>Open,
Copy the Background Layer
After importing the image, you need to create a copy of the image by creating the copy of background layer. Doing this, you can do retouching in multiple layers.
Removing Spots from the Face
Here in the photo, you can see that the girl is having a lot of spots on the face. It is looking awkward. So now we are going to remove these spots by Healing brush tool, Go to the tool bar and click on healing brush tool to activate. Now, select a clean area of the face by clicking and pressing alt button at the same time. Release the button and click the spotted areas. Keep doing that until you entirely remove the spots.
Make the face smooth
Even after removing the spots, you can see that there are some marks in the face and not matching with the face color exactly which has to get smoother. Now, select patch tool from tool bar. Make a selection of a clear area of the face and add them to the other part of the area to make the same color by dragging them to other places of the face. It will make up entire face smooth.
Make more smoother with Blur Effect
Using patching tool was not enough to make the face smooth as we want. So, we are going to use blur effect to face to make the face look smoother and clear. Make another copy of layer background. Activate blur effect by going to filter>blur>surface blur. You will get a box containing the slider of radius and threshold level adjustment. Adjust the level of them and press OK.
Cleaning with Brush Tool
The face might look a bit unclear after filling the blur effect, not activate brush tool to make the face look clear. Select the opacity of the brush tool as per your requirement. Click clicking on the face by brush tool until it gets clear.
Adjusting the Position of the parts of face
After using the brush tool, you can see that the right side of the face got slightly shaken. It should be fixed. Select the lasso tool and select the distorted areas. Position it slightly to the right and press OK. Activate brush tool and fix it perfectly.
Unsharp for better texture
To get a better texture to the face, you need to get the image unsharping. Go to Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask. Select the right amount of the radius of the unsharp mask and press ok.
Glow the Skin
It is time to make the skin glow. Photoshop filters will help you to do that. There are multiple filters which helps you to do face retouching. We are using high pass filter for skin glowing. To activate high pass filter, go to the menu bar; click on Filter>Others>High Pass. Now change the filter form from normal to linear. You will get a radius dialogue box. Adjust the amount by the sliders and press enter.
Change the lipstick color
This one is the fun part of beauty retouching. We are going to change the lipstick color now. For that, select pen tool and create a clipping mask around the lips. Make selection of masked areas and double click on the foreground color. A color dialogue box will appear. Choose a color as per your requirement. Here, we have selected red. You can adjust the amount of color by Level box of the layer.
Transformation of eyeballs
The eyeballs are important in a beauty photo. We can also transform the eyeballs to look it shiny. At first we are creating a clipping mask around both the eyeballs and making selection. After selection, go to down to the layer box and select ‘curves’. In curves dialogue box, you can reduce or increase the color and the make the eyeballs shiny.
Positioning the parts of face
The last thing we are doing is to fix the positions of the different parts of the face. First of all, select patch tool and select the corner side of the right side of the face and select it. Copy that area to the area which is not matching with the entire color of the face. To fix the position, select Lasso tool. Make a selection in the entire area of the right side and move it to the left. This will keep your face in the correct position.
That is how the beauty retouching is done by professional. Beauty retouching is mostly needed by fashion photographers, wedding photographers, magazines, modeling agencies, beauticians, advertisement industries, jewelry industry, clothing stores and many others. You can take beauty retouching service by many image editing service providing companies around the world at a lower cost. So, you can start practicing beauty retouching at home or can take it from outside.