Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Touch Up Tuesday: Cleaning up dark spots

Edit: After I finished editing this photo of Kamilah.... I noticed the darker shadow on her face. I personally prefer to not edit out any shadow completely. I think if you completely get rid of shadow on a face it can make the face look flat and not like what the person looked like before.

What I do: I use my clone tool (my fave tool EVER) and set it's opacity to 14%. I duplicate the photo and edit all the shadow I don't like off of the face... THEN, I adjust that layers opacity to 50%. That's about where I like it. :) In the example above I showed my before, after, and after 2. "After" is where I normally like my edit to be... "After 2" is just a little further than I like. Her face seems too smooth. Happy Tuesday!

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  1. This is an adorable shot but I'd have to really study it closely to notice the difference. :)


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