In this photoshop tutorial I will show you how you can easily edit rough and bumpy skin pores and mattify shiny and reflective skin patches in photoshop. I am using two techniques: micro dodging and frequency separation. Both are used in professional portrait retouching and are really useful tools for editing not just portraits but other types of photography as well. I use them on a daily basis and although micro dodging can be time consuming if you want to do a really good job, but trust me, there is no better and more accurate method. If you are serious about your photography and wish to handle top notch magazine quality photos to your clients or add them to your portfolio, then both techniques are definitely something you should learn. Micro dodging allows for lessening the difference between dark tones and bright tones in the image, which helps to make skin appear healthy and smooth. Frequency separation allows for splitting tones and textures into separate layers which is essential if you want to keep the quality of tones and textures in your photo. Both techniques require photoshop or any program that allows for working on layers. This is why photoshop is vastly superior to lightroom. In this video tutorial I am explaining frequency separation and micro dodging in details, so you should be able to try both on your own photos without any issues. Happy editing! Anyone interested in private photoshop workshops via skype desktop sharing please contact me directly.
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