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How to Use Frequency Separation for Retouching

Lesson 5 of 6

Skin Patches and Patterns

 

How to Use Frequency Separation for Retouching

Lesson 5 of 6

Skin Patches and Patterns

 

Lesson Info

Skin Patches and Patterns

Please, please, please build yourself a layer, a library. So, some of the things that you can have, I bet people are not, don't know this step makes an amazing skin texture, orange, right? Now the thing you have to do though you guys you have to make them tile, seamless tiles, when you do this. I have, I kid you not, I have oh oops excuse me. I have used this on a job. I have used snake skin on a job. This is a little harder because the tiling's harder but I have used this, I've used this section. (computer mouse clicking) And then use this section, Julieanne Kost from Adobe has an amazing tutorial on how to make a seamless tile. It's amazing, you'll find it on YouTube or on the internet. That's asphalt. That's cement, cement. That's real skin. You could seamless, don't look very appealing, sorry. What I would do on this is I would clone out the imperfections, you know clean up the imperfections and then I'd try to make a seamless tile of it. It would be a little difficult because of t...

he hairs but you actually want these, this is what makes something look real. And this would be for like body parts. That kind of thing. Are you guys kind of getting the idea? I mean I'm hoping it's expanding your thought on how to use frequency separation and that by far is the best one. The leather is by far the one I use the most. All right, so that would be a library, okay. A library of... What nots. I'm gonna just run through this real quick, make sure I've got everything. Pants, we did product. I have a big one to show you next. I lost my mind with the key note. Again on him I want the takeaways that doesn't scratch and the blur to smudge. I smudged his nose to make a new nose. OO, that was a fancy little transition. This I think's my favorite because that took two seconds. (coughs loudly) Excuse me. How did I do it? I did it, dust and scratch on the blur layer, 40 zero with a little extra paint. That's just me. All right, skin patches and patterns. So again, leather, pebble board, you guys know that in Photoshop you have the filter gallery texturizer and they have that? There's cold press, there's a bunch of this stuff already in Photoshop and you'll find it in your preset manager. You can also use textures like marble and things for product. If you do a room extension or a floor extension, you just get a seamless pattern. And why would you do that instead of just filling the floor with the tile in real time Photoshop, like a real color. The reason being is often when you have to make a room or a floor or something, you have to have the shadows and the tone of the room that's already existing. So if you do it in frequency separation, you have all that. And all you have to do is put the texture on top.

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Retouch images using Photoshop’s frequency separation technique
  • Swap and combine elements within a photograph

ABOUT LISA'S CLASS:

You will learn how to use frequency separation technique in Adobe Photoshop® to adjust, and swap out elements to enhance images. You can combine elements from different images to enhance a single image. For example, taking skin from one image to use on a blown out skin image. By separating the colors and details you can work on one element without affecting the other.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Intermediate to Advanced Adobe Photoshop Users
  • Portrait photographers

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries.

Besides being a regular presenter at the Adobe MAX conference, her teaching roster runs the gamut from beginners to professional retouchers, and includes universities, design studios, movie studios, corporations, and private students.

Lisa has worked with all major movie studios and many television networks including Disney, Buena Vista, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Sony, Universal, Newline, Columbia, MGM, ABC Television, ESPN, TNT, CNN, CBS, CW,Warner Brothers and Sony.

Advertising credits include Burger King, Baskin-Robbins, Lowes, Jordana Cosmetics, Strategic Perceptions, Mattel, Chrysler, Mercedes, Mazda and Best Buy.

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Fast paced and great education! Not for the beginner, but definitely worth your time to learn these techniques and speed up your editing. I love Lisa's handouts, very visual and detailed. And I love being able to rewatch Lisa's videos when I get stuck.

PATRICIA ORTIZ
 

I loved the class..... this tools will save me so much time while retouching!!!! Thank you Lisa, for sharing your skills and knowledge with us!!!

JennMercille
 

This was such an amazzzzing course! Now that I have a much better understanding of the actions I use, I can start tweaking them to make them better for what I do. I can't wait to start experimenting with them!