03. Retouch beauty Part 2 We commence this chapter in understanding ‘Opacity’ and ‘Flow’ when working on retouching as the control offered with ‘Flow’ offers more precision. We then continue with selected area retouching. Comments December 3, 2017 Log in to Reply Meng Hak Hi Karl. The model skin’s is almost perfect so there is not so much to be done. what is the skin has pores and scares? Is it possible to make the skin flawless like that? From Meng, Cambodia. December 4, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Meng, although this model has good skin there is still a clear difference between the starting image and the final image. As this chapter explains most of the ‘retouching’ is less about fixing blemishes and more about shading to achieve the final result. It is perfectly possible to use the same techniques for any subject if you take the time but the consideration is that the more work to do then the longer it will take. The style of lighting that you apply to the subject will also influence the amount of ‘texture’ revealed which will also have an impact on the amount of retouching required. January 8, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Also Meng, you should also look at the chapters before this as the skin start was very different to the starting point in this video. December 6, 2017 Log in to Reply Mario Capozzoli excuse Karl there’s a video where you can see how you got the photo at 3:35 minute. sorry for the trouble but I do not speak English and only watch your videos December 7, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Mario, no this particular photo is from Viktor, it’s his wife. 🙂 December 7, 2017 Log in to Reply Mario Capozzoli my question was how can I get the “shiny” effect I do not know how to define it. December 7, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Mario, what do you mean ‘shiny’ can you direct me to the time in the video? Thanks Karl. December 8, 2017 Log in to Reply Mario Capozzoli Karl after several tests I managed too. I understood that to get these photos you need a very smooth skin and then Dodge and Burn. thank you very much January 24, 2018 Log in to Reply Marvin Girón Hi Karl, this tutorial is amazing. Just have one question, that i have since the past tutorial, how do you make to affect the corrections of cloning to the layer in black and white and the color original one. The Black and White layer is above the layer you are cloning. (Sorry my english) Marvin Girón From Guatemala. January 29, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Marvin, we are not cloning in black and white we are working in colour. There is a ‘visual aid layer’ on the image that allows us to preview the image in black and white to make it easier to see the areas that need fixing. March 14, 2018 Log in to Reply Paul Kreuter Karl, Why do the 2 separate layers of different dodge & burn curves instead of using just 1 layer at 50% grey in overlay mode and painting just on that with white / black? Is there some big benefit to the first method? March 15, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Paul the immediate benefit is you can flick each layer on and off independently without affecting the other or drop the opacity, you can also go in and adjust the curve or easily undo what you’ve done. August 16, 2018 Log in to Reply JORDI MARTINEZ Hi Karl, as suscriber on your website, and following ‘Retouch beauty 2’ , I would like to know whether D&B is it possible to edit on all cases. My case is that the model I do a photo, they are some teenager which imply to have some blemishes on their face. On the example that Victor does, the girl should be a 24/ 25 years old with some blemishes but natural and soft face indeed. Mine is fully blemished so I can’t copy any part of the face. My technic on that case is based to convert layer as smart object and blurring parts which on the face are with acne (painting only the face with a pencil – opacity 25% flow 50%) I obtain a natural face .- not as soft as your model, but quite natural. Is there any arduous technique I can apply on this cases ? thanks in advanced jordi August 18, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Jordi, I think in all cases wherever possible I would try B&D even on acne, if you have no choice then use the clone or healing tool. If find there would always be something to use as the source of the clone though even if it isn’t the right tone you can still B&D it after. August 26, 2018 Log in to Reply GARY ALLRIDGE Karl, Do you have his actions available for download? Most retouchers share their actions. August 26, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Gary, yes the actions are in the ‘downloads’ section. Comments You must be logged in to leave a comment.