Male Portrait Retouch in 7 Steps (High Speed Video)

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: April 29, 2011

Category: Videos

Hi Folks.
Well to end the week off I thought I’d post a short video of a “Male Portrait Retouch in 7 Steps” showing the techniques in Photoshop that I used to take the image below from the ‘Before’ to the ‘After’ stage…

The video below is in ‘high speed’ so you can see how it all comes together and next week I’ll put together a ‘walk through’ post here on the blog covering each of the ‘7 steps’ which are:

  • Step 1: The Eyes
  • Step 2: Tidying Up
  • Step 3: The Skin
  • Step 4: Changing the Background
  • Step 5: Colour and Tone
  • Step 6: Sharpening (and a little more tidying up)
  • Step 7: Blur Vignette

Right, I’m off to watch some more coverage of the Royal Wedding so have a great weekend and I’ll catch up with you next week,
Enjoy 🙂

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11 Comments

  1. David

    Glyn, out of curiosity, what do you use to create the video. From screen captures to final presentation. Also, do you find yourself aware of the capturing process and feel you need to get everything done quickly or seamlessly?

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @David…I use ScreenFlow for recording screen recordings and for the tutorials I put together. The great thing about it is that you can edit in stages and and then save them out individually. When I do this I just put them together as one in iMovie.

      Cheers, Glyn 🙂

      Reply
  2. Brandon Jacoby

    Superb Job, Glyn!
    Amazing work as usual 🙂

    – Brandon

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Hey Brandon, thanks alot for that…very kind 🙂

      Reply
  3. Alex

    Glyn,
    great job once again.
    Love the tone of the image.
    Regards

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Thanks for that Alex; I’ll have the walk through up on the blog by Wednesday.
      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  4. DaveT

    Great post Glyn- I reckon I saw some of the new techniques from Scott Kelby’s new book in there 😉

    I too was wondering how you made the movies etc – so thanks for that information too.

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Hey Dave, thanks for stopping by. Yeah I’ve really taken a liking to Scott’s ‘kicker’ light editing technique for the eyes; adds that extra bit of ‘pop’ 🙂
      Glad to see also that you got the info you wanted re the recording software. Any Q’s about it just give me a shout.

      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  5. AlexFrame

    I really want to know how this catchlight is made)
    Please)

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  6. David Kelly

    Nice work as always Glyn. Now if only retouching was that quick in real life 😉

    Regards,

    David

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @David Kelly…Tell me about it mate; how cool would that be 🙂

      Reply

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