How to Retouch Skin in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hi there, your back. It is time to do some retouching of skin. You can see this gentleman here, we can remove some of the spots and marks. We're going to jump to this other example where we use the exact same tool for kind of tidying up maybe older photographs. We're going to use the spot healing brush. And basically it's really useful for removing any small parts of a large image, much the same way we did with content aware fill earlier on. But this time it's a paint brush. Great for small details. Let's jump in. Now, let's open up our file. Let's go to file open and then you're 09 retouching file. We're going to open up spot healing one and two click open. So we're gonna start with doing kind of more traditional retouching with skin and then look at how we can use it for really kind of anything that you want to remove. As long as it's small parts of a larger object. This tool works really good. And the tooling question is this one here. It's called the spot healing brush. It looks li...
ke a little band aid. If you've been following along yours is probably still set to red eye from the last tutorial click holding down and grab this top one here. Spot healing brush. Make sure it's set to content aware. It probably is. If yours doesn't say content aware. There's no option up there. It's probably just a really early version of Photoshop you're using. Unfortunately, it's not gonna work. It's gonna work okay, but not as well. We need a brush size and hardness. Let's go for the hardness down to zero. So it's nice and fluffy. And in this particular video probably about 50. Yeah, about 50. I'm gonna zoom in a little bit. And all we do is let's find this little market, click hold and paint over it with black. Let go of your mouse. And then magic happens. It's such an easy tool to use. Okay, click and hold, drag this one here. Just need to click once over the top of it. Let go. It's pretty magic. Little marc blemish up here and that my friends is the spot healing brush. Now let's take it a little bit more advanced. Just a little weensy bit. Let's jump to spot healing brush to. Okay, and yours is not going to have re sample layers checked on. I left mine on from when I was playing because this image right here, we've kind of changed forever. Right? There's no we didn't use any sort of smart object or anything fancy and it's kind of gone forever. Those little marks. So what we're gonna do before we get started with the spot healing brush is we're going to do a little trick. So over here in your layers panel, we're going to click on this new layer here, we're gonna double click the word layer one, we're gonna call it retouch with this layer selected and this thing here, it says sample all layers. It does a clever thing where it reaches through to the layer underneath that paints onto the layer that we have selected. What I mean by this is let's say we're going to move some of these dust and scratches. We could be at this forever for this one. It's quite rectus image. Watch this. If I click and drag across this image, you see it cleaned it up, I'm gonna click across there. Lots of clicking, I'm going to be doing for this video this image. They can drag them across these little guys. I might use a bigger brush. Okay, so we're gonna work our way around this image forever. Tidy it up. But the cool thing about it though is that say we get to a point where we're like, maybe you've gone a bit too far. You do end up in kind of retouching land and just keep going into this thing looks absolutely fake. And what you can do though is you can because it's on its own layer, let's turn off the eyeball on the background now to see what you can see. It's just stuff that's stuck over the top on this retouched layer. So it means that with the retouch layer selected, I can lower the opacity. Okay, And bring back some of that realness that was originally there. And it works really good when we've got this particular image, I'm going to redo things in super fast editing mode, see you in a sec. Alright. And we're back. So basically I just kind of kept retouching and it's kind of funny when you're retouching, you're like okay, just get rid of this kind of like main stuff and then you're like, oh there's another level of main stuff and then you get rid of that and you're like, oh just get rid of this last chunk. And before you realize that you kind of removed any personality off the image and also you end up kind of looking like a place prison looks kind of plastic. You can start to see, especially some of the stuff I did over the nose to remove some of the dark pause, it's gonna look a little weird. So um in this case exactly like we did in the last one, it's on its own layer, okay, Which is quite cool, but it means that let's say that it's you know, I want to kind of lower my work a little bit so with this layer selected the capacity. Just drag it back a little bit. Can you see? Doesn't have to be all the way back, just enough to kind of maybe bring back some of that realism. Alright, that is going to be it for the spot healing brush. This is the workhorse for retouching, especially for kind of skin and blemishes. Spot. Acne kind of removed a few of these stray hairs as well. Alright, let's jump into the next video