Portrait Retouching with Photoshop Elements - Second Sample: Learn how to give the people in your photos a digital makeover.
Dave Cross teaches you how to touch up flaws in Photoshop Elements so your subjects look their very best.
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If you are using the healing brush tool. Here is how you do it? You would make a new layer, appear in the options bar, one of the options is sample all layers, which is really like saying I am going to use the background photo but put the fix if you will on this layer. So I use it the same way we did the moment ago, hold them option or alt and click once and then start painting and you might want to do it in a few pieces like this and basically cover up all the little problem areas that you are attempting to cover up the same on this side. Cover up that dark spot under his eye and when we are at it will get rid of the little wrinkles here and there like this.
That one, they are also not so quite so good but there we go. So now here is what we have if I hide the background area this really weird layer with pieces skin on it. But if you hide this layer you will see, here is before, here is now. A dramatic improvements, some might say—but again, I would be considering that this fellow or his family and friends will look at it and think, what is wrong with this picture. So here is what I would suggest, you do instead. Cover it up completely at first but remember it is on the separate layer. So then we simply lower the opacity [Audio Cut]