Portraits are undoubtedly made beautiful and flawless when you rely on professional photo retouching services to get the job done. In photo retouching, complex edits are done to fix the flaws that basic photo editing cannot patch up. If you want to perform photo retouching using Adobe Photoshop, given below is a guide to the touch-up technique you need to try for retouching the image.
What is Touch-Up Layer?
A touch-up layer is a way by which you can remove marks, blemishes, and spots in the image. In addition, it works well in removing lint or dust, flakes of makeup, tiny hair strands, etc. This method can be employed even for removing smudged lipstick and to fill eyeliner gaps to get a fine line. However, this will not work well if you need to retouch skin patches, hot spots, or blotchy skin. Hence, you can use this for retouching noticeable problems surrounded by blemish-free skin.
Steps to Use the Touch-Up Layer
- Select a background layer in Adobe Photoshop and add one empty layer above it.
- You can now do touch ups by switching between the healing brush and clone stamp. Check the Sample All Layers tool option while using healing brush and for using clone stamp, set the option Sample to Current and Below. If you need artificial softness in touch up, choose a softer brush.
Select the empty layer, zoom in, and set healing brush size that is a little larger than the size of the blemish. Sample it in a color as close to the blemish color before retouching. You just have to place the brush in the blemish and click. Make sure not to make multiple clicks or sweep over paint. Move around the picture to correct the blemishes by resampling accordingly.
- Clone stamp tool will work good for certain touch-ups like removing long hair strands, cleaning make up lines, etc. Set the cloning tool at opacity of 20%, sample accordingly, and click on what needs correction.
- For lightening the wrinkles, you can use a clone stamp tool. To do this, lower the touch-up layer opacity and move the brush on the wrinkles to obtain the right texture and a natural look.
If things do not go as perfectly as you wanted them to be, it would be better to seek help from professional photo retouching services to get a perfect portrait. Expert photo editing services have the right know-how on how to deal with such needs.