Enhance the Eyebrows
Not to be missed, are the eyebrows. The eyebrows are little trickier and as I discussed before, and I admit it, there was no tweezing. There was no threading. There was no eyebrow bar visiting before this photo shoot. You can see that there was some mess. The same company that makes the eyelashes, makes eyebrows. They're not quite as good as the eyelashes, in the sense that they're not quite as useful as the-- The Eyelashes pretty much plug and play. The eyebrows need a little bit of work, 'cause they look a little flat. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna put this eyebrow brush. I just selected one of the brushes, and for giggles and fun, I'm just gonna put blank layer, so you can see. It's nice, but do you see how it's a little fuzzy? They're just not quite at the resolution that they eyelashes are. If someone was industrious, you might wanna shoot some and make your own and sell them on the internet for $3.00, I'll buy. I'm just gonna suggest that. Now, there's another problem going on h...
ere with this image. What that is, is my nasty eyebrow that's underneath. Nasty's a little harsh, but let's just talk about it. What I have done, is I've gone through the frequency process and do you know how I just talk-- Frequency separation, excuse me. Do you know how I just talked about that action? Running an action? I hit a button and I can do this or after this course, any other course, you guys can do a frequency separation like that. Just run a new one. It's gonna just be for the eyebrow. There's the blur. There's the texture layer. I'm gonna turn it off and on real quick and let you see it. You see no change? That's right, because it looks exactly like the image, as it should. I just painted flesh color. Flesh color. To cover the eyebrow, and then I had to clone out on the texture layer, the top, to be retouched upon gray. Just clone at the eyebrow, and then mask it in where you need to. Here's the key. Do you remember me saying that eyebrow wasn't quite so perfect as it is? Chances are, what I'm gonna wanna do, is I'm not gonna wanna erase all of my original eyebrow. I'm gonna suggest that maybe we just take out part of it and leave some of the original, so there's a little more depth underneath. Where you're gonna have to be careful, is your color tone up here, 'cause I painted that. You just have to be a little careful, but I mean, that's like minutes. That takes minutes to do this. With frequency separation it's crazy, crazy, chicken fast. Already, that's a little better. It's a little dark. Maybe I should lighten up my eyebrow. Do you see how flexible that can be? On the eyebrows, again, kinda like the eyelashes, you can use warp, and do what you need to do to get a different look, like questioning, whatever. (audience laughing) (makes questioning sounds) Yeah, you guys good with this? Okay, so eyelashes, eyebrows, overlay detail on the inside.
Consistently make the people in your portraits shine by knowing exactly how and what to enhance or alter when retouching. Lisa Carney is back with the ultimate portrait retouching class. She will dive into working with a variety of skin tones, facial hair, body shaping, and clothing. No matter the person, lighting or portrait - this class will help show you how to enhance it in your post-processing. She’ll explain how to:
- Prioritize your workflow
- Use the clone/heal tools
- Match skin tones
- Work with lighting/shadows and volume
Lisa is one of the best retouchers on the Hollywood scene and will be sharing her professional insight into how she approaches workflow and technique to create amazing portraits.
Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017