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Bodyshop: The Photoshop Retouching Guide for the Face and Body

Book Description

  • The book Photoshop users need to get bodies into shape.

  • This full-color book will show how both the newest and previous versions of Photoshop can be used to retouch and enhance the entire human form.

  • From body contouring to changing hairstyles to adding makeup and fixing nails, this book will be a must-have reference for anyone who uses Photoshop to fix people pictures.

  • The companion DVD includes before-and-after views of all pictures from the book, additional setting files for individual workshops, and trial versions of several Nik Multimedia filters.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Credits
  3. About the Authors
  4. Preface
  5. Retouching Tutorials
  6. 1. Body contours
    1. 1.1. Slim legs against plain background
      1. 1.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.1.2. Slim legs
      3. 1.1.3. Correct mistakes
      4. 1.1.4. Reduce knee wrinkles
      5. 1.1.5. Smooth ankle
      6. 1.1.6. The neutral layer
      7. 1.1.7. Adapt skin color
    2. 1.2. Reduce buttocks and create symmetry
      1. 1.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.2.2. Mask out body parts
      3. 1.2.3. Prepare background
      4. 1.2.4. Warp swimsuit
      5. 1.2.5. Warp left leg
      6. 1.2.6. Attach right leg
      7. 1.2.7. Body shadow
      8. 1.2.8. Change arm position and adapt upper body
      9. 1.2.9. Complete shadows
    3. 1.3. Change body size
      1. 1.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.3.2. Mask out the man
      3. 1.3.3. Prepare background
      4. 1.3.4. Transform man
      5. 1.3.5. Adapt hands
      6. 1.3.6. Improve background
      7. 1.3.7. Optimize skin tone
    4. 1.4. Reduce belly
      1. 1.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.4.2. Effective working
      3. 1.4.3. Push waistband "over" belly
      4. 1.4.4. Improve contours
      5. 1.4.5. Remove wrinkles and love handles
      6. 1.4.6. A sporty cut for swimming trunks
      7. 1.4.7. The belly button
      8. 1.4.8. Insert retouching
    5. 1.5. Achieve perfect leg contours
      1. 1.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.5.2. Create the first path
      3. 1.5.3. Save path
      4. 1.5.4. Create further paths
      5. 1.5.5. Convert paths to selections
      6. 1.5.6. Slim leg
      7. 1.5.7. Path versus Liquify Filter
    6. 1.6. Slimmer legs against detailed background
      1. 1.6.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.6.2. Slimmer legs
      3. 1.6.3. Fine retouching
    7. 1.7. Replace missing body parts
      1. 1.7.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.7.2. Select foot
      3. 1.7.3. Adjust shape and size
      4. 1.7.4. Motion blur
    8. 1.8. Improve posture
      1. 1.8.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.8.2. Select the head
      3. 1.8.3. Insert the head
      4. 1.8.4. Lift shoulders
      5. 1.8.5. Narrow waistline
      6. 1.8.6. Attach arm
      7. 1.8.7. Change contrast and color
      8. 1.8.8. Curve with luminosity mask
    9. 1.9. Body modulation
      1. 1.9.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.9.2. Modulate the body
    10. 1.10. Stretch legs
      1. 1.10.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.10.2. Change workspace
      3. 1.10.3. Stretch the woman's legs
      4. 1.10.4. Stretch the man's legs
      5. 1.10.5. The quicker method
    11. 1.11. Change body shape with light and shadow
      1. 1.11.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.11.2. Adjust reflection
      3. 1.11.3. Darken abdomen
      4. 1.11.4. Adapt wrinkles in fabric
      5. 1.11.5. Enhance effect
    12. 1.12. Style upper body
      1. 1.12.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.12.2. Enlarge upper body
    13. 1.13. Refine upper body contours
      1. 1.13.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.13.2. Enlarge breast by reducing abdomen
      3. 1.13.3. Enhance effect
    14. 1.14. Paint with light and emphasize contours
      1. 1.14.1. Picture analysis
      2. 1.14.2. Enhance light and shadow
      3. 1.14.3. Adapt brightness transitions
  7. Basic Overview: Workflow
    1. 1.15.
      1. 1.15.1. Hardware
      2. 1.15.2. Software
      3. 1.15.3. Photoshop set-up
      4. 1.15.4. Color settings
      5. 1.15.5. Preferences
      6. 1.15.6. Keyboard shortcuts
      7. 1.15.7. Brushes
      8. 1.15.8. The Brush panel
      9. 1.15.9. Create custom brush
      10. 1.15.10. Test the brush tip
      11. 1.15.11. Properties of brush tips for hair
      12. 1.15.12. Saving tool presets
      13. 1.15.13. Further custom libraries
  8. 2. Facial contours
    1. 2.1. Change facial proportions
      1. 2.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.1.2. Enlarge hat
      3. 2.1.3. Adapt face
      4. 2.1.4. Emphasize eyes
      5. 2.1.5. Enlarge mouth
      6. 2.1.6. Content-Aware Scale
      7. 2.1.7. Create alpha channel to protect image areas
      8. 2.1.8. Make hat wider
      9. 2.1.9. Change proportions with Puppet Warp
      10. 2.1.10. Protect facial shape
      11. 2.1.11. Adapt face
      12. 2.1.12. Even quicker
    2. 2.2. Change head shape and create symmetry
      1. 2.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.2.2. Correct head shape
      3. 2.2.3. Show guides
      4. 2.2.4. Chin and cheeks
      5. 2.2.5. Matching ears
      6. 2.2.6. Trim haircut
      7. 2.2.7. Remove distortions
      8. 2.2.8. Creating symmetry quickly
      9. 2.2.9. Final adjustments
      10. 2.2.10. Facial symmetry
    3. 2.3. Reduce laugh lines
      1. 2.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.3.2. Increase processing speed
      3. 2.3.3. Retouching wrinkles
      4. 2.3.4. Change chin shape
      5. 2.3.5. Copy and paste retouching into original image
    4. 2.4. Remove double chin
      1. 2.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.4.2. Remove wrinkles
      3. 2.4.3. Narrower neck
      4. 2.4.4. Refine right chin line
      5. 2.4.5. Recreate skin texture
      6. 2.4.6. Luminosity mask
      7. 2.4.7. Create chin line on left
    5. 2.5. Refine nose and chin contours
      1. 2.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.5.2. Reduce nose
      3. 2.5.3. Adapt transitions
      4. 2.5.4. Adapt chin
      5. 2.5.5. Checking
    6. 2.6. Create witch nose
      1. 2.6.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.6.2. Enlarge nose
      3. 2.6.3. Refine transitions
      4. 2.6.4. Recreate nose texture
    7. 2.7. Reduce nose
      1. 2.7.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.7.2. Reduce nose
      3. 2.7.3. Adapt edges
    8. 2.8. Apply lens correction
      1. 2.8.1. Picture analysis
      2. 2.8.2. Analyze facial proportions
      3. 2.8.3. Measurements
      4. 2.8.4. Correct distortion
      5. 2.8.5. Check distances
      6. 2.8.6. Adjust hands and chocolate
      7. 2.8.7. Adjust head and hands
      8. 2.8.8. Add missing image areas
      9. 2.8.9. Perfect sky
      10. 2.8.10. Analyze distortion
      11. 2.8.11. Reduce distortion
      12. 2.8.12. Add missing image areas
      13. 2.8.13. Add noise
  9. Basic Overview: Layers
    1. 2.9.
      1. 2.9.1. The layer symbols
      2. 2.9.2. The layer mask
      3. 2.9.3. Merge layers
      4. 2.9.4. Load layer mask as a selection
      5. 2.9.5. Deactivate layer mask
      6. 2.9.6. Copy a layer mask
      7. 2.9.7. Display a layer mask
      8. 2.9.8. Name a layer
      9. 2.9.9. Create clipping mask
      10. 2.9.10. Group layers
  10. 3. Eyes
    1. 3.1. Emphasize eyes with make-up effects
      1. 3.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.1.2. Thicken eyebrows
      3. 3.1.3. Shape eyebrows
      4. 3.1.4. Eyebrow variant
      5. 3.1.5. Painting eyelashes
      6. 3.1.6. Improve complexion
      7. 3.1.7. Eye shadow
      8. 3.1.8. Color lips
      9. 3.1.9. Apply rouge
    2. 3.2. Open blinking eyes
      1. 3.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.2.2. Enlarge eyes
      3. 3.2.3. Correct hooded eyelid
      4. 3.2.4. Color correcting eyes
      5. 3.2.5. Brighten eyes
    3. 3.3. Adapt eye size and hooded eyelid
      1. 3.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.3.2. Enlarge eye
      3. 3.3.3. Lift hooded eyelid
    4. 3.4. Sharpen in case of shallow depth of field
      1. 3.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.4.2. Sharpening important image areas
      3. 3.4.3. Reduce sharpening
      4. 3.4.4. Increase sharpening
    5. 3.5. Neutralize and brighten whites of eyes
      1. 3.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.5.2. Correct whites of eyes
      3. 3.5.3. Fine-tuning
      4. 3.5.4. Second method
      5. 3.5.5. Whiter and brighter teeth
    6. 3.6. Sharpen in case of motion blur
      1. 3.6.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.6.2. Detect motion blur
      3. 3.6.3. Measure angles
      4. 3.6.4. Reduce motion blur
      5. 3.6.5. Simple sharpening
      6. 3.6.6. Partial sharpening
    7. 3.7. Remove reflections from glasses
      1. 3.7.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.7.2. Insert eye
      3. 3.7.3. Fine-tuning
      4. 3.7.4. Lighten glasses
    8. 3.8. Make eyes look clear
      1. 3.8.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.8.2. Remove catchlight from eye
      3. 3.8.3. Fine retouching
      4. 3.8.4. Change eye color
      5. 3.8.5. Create reflection in eye
      6. 3.8.6. Possible variations
    9. 3.9. Remove red eye
      1. 3.9.1. Picture analysis
      2. 3.9.2. Remove red eye
  11. Basic Overview: Channels
    1. 3.10.
      1. 3.10.1. A picture and its channels
      2. 3.10.2. The Channels panel
      3. 3.10.3. Load color channels as selection
      4. 3.10.4. Save and load selection
      5. 3.10.5. Edit channel
      6. 3.10.6. Saturation mask
      7. 3.10.7. Luminosity mask
      8. 3.10.8. Contrast mask
  12. 4. Mouth
    1. 4.1. Apply lip gloss
      1. 4.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 4.1.2. Improve lip contour
      3. 4.1.3. Create lip gloss
      4. 4.1.4. Increase sheen
      5. 4.1.5. Another example
    2. 4.2. Full lips
      1. 4.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 4.2.2. Larger upper lip
      3. 4.2.3. Adjust upper lip
    3. 4.3. Mouth correction
      1. 4.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 4.3.2. Select teeth
      3. 4.3.3. Remove original teeth
      4. 4.3.4. Reposition teeth
      5. 4.3.5. Straighten teeth and adjust length
      6. 4.3.6. Adapt teeth
      7. 4.3.7. Whiten teeth
      8. 4.3.8. Create shadow
    4. 4.4. Smile, please!
      1. 4.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 4.4.2. Select mouth
      3. 4.4.3. Adapt left corner of mouth
      4. 4.4.4. Adapt right corner of the mouth
      5. 4.4.5. "Sharpen" mouth corners
    5. 4.5. Correct teeth
      1. 4.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 4.5.2. Lengthen left canine tooth
      3. 4.5.3. Adjust right row of teeth
      4. 4.5.4. Make tooth edges rounder
    6. 4.6. Emphasize lips
      1. 4.6.1. Picture analysis
      2. 4.6.2. Tonal correction
      3. 4.6.3. Pastel shades
      4. 4.6.4. Increase shine
      5. 4.6.5. Darken lips
      6. 4.6.6. Change lip color
  13. Basic Overview: Blend modes
    1. 4.7.
      1. 4.7.1. Multiply
      2. 4.7.2. Screen
      3. 4.7.3. Soft Light
      4. 4.7.4. Color
      5. 4.7.5. Difference
      6. 4.7.6. Luminosity
      7. 4.7.7. Photo Filter Cooling Filter (80)
      8. 4.7.8. Duplicated background
  14. 5. Skin
    1. 5.1. Improve skin texture and skin tone
      1. 5.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.1.2. Remove skin impurities
      3. 5.1.3. Remove hairs from upper lip
      4. 5.1.4. Create skin pattern
      5. 5.1.5. Adapt brightness
      6. 5.1.6. Silky skin
      7. 5.1.7. Surface Blur
      8. 5.1.8. Retrieve details
      9. 5.1.9. Adapt colors
    2. 5.2. Porcelain skin
      1. 5.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.2.2. Preliminary retouching
      3. 5.2.3. Soften face
      4. 5.2.4. Retrieve details
      5. 5.2.5. Soften shoulder and neckline
      6. 5.2.6. Soften hand
      7. 5.2.7. Change skin color
    3. 5.3. Correct color cast on skin
      1. 5.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.3.2. Red-Green correction
      3. 5.3.3. Color correct teeth and eyes
      4. 5.3.4. Brighten teeth and eyes
    4. 5.4. Brighten and smooth skin indentations
      1. 5.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.4.2. Adapt contrast
      3. 5.4.3. Reduce shadow
      4. 5.4.4. Perfect contours
    5. 5.5. Reduce skin glare
      1. 5.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.5.2. Reduce facial glare
      3. 5.5.3. Brightness mask
      4. 5.5.4. Desaturate red
      5. 5.5.5. Saturation mask
    6. 5.6. Even skin tone
      1. 5.6.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.6.2. Reduce color saturation
      3. 5.6.3. Adapt contrast
      4. 5.6.4. Reduce skin contrast
      5. 5.6.5. Luminosity mask
      6. 5.6.6. Warmer skin tone
    7. 5.7. Adapt tone and decolorize skin
      1. 5.7.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.7.2. Decolorize skin
      3. 5.7.3. Adapt contrast
      4. 5.7.4. Darken faces
    8. 5.8. Tint skin
      1. 5.8.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.8.2. Change background color
      3. 5.8.3. Tint skin
    9. 5.9. Various blur effects using channels and filters
      1. 5.9.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.9.2. Skin retouching with the Red channel
      3. 5.9.3. Reveal shadows and freckles
      4. 5.9.4. Adapt brightness
      5. 5.9.5. Softer skin with Dynamic Skin Softener
      6. 5.9.6. Retrieve detail
      7. 5.9.7. Add glow with Glamour Glow
    10. 5.10. Reduce overexposure
      1. 5.10.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.10.2. Soften skin
      3. 5.10.3. Choose correct color space
      4. 5.10.4. Color highlights
      5. 5.10.5. Adapt color
      6. 5.10.6. Correct color transitions
    11. 5.11. Blur skin and increase contrast
      1. 5.11.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.11.2. Softer skin
      3. 5.11.3. Reveal structures
      4. 5.11.4. More contrast in skin
      5. 5.11.5. Reduce red
    12. 5.12. White skin
      1. 5.12.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.12.2. Retouch skin
      3. 5.12.3. White skin
      4. 5.12.4. Isolate the woman
      5. 5.12.5. Load color gradient
      6. 5.12.6. Add gradient to background
      7. 5.12.7. Increase contrast
      8. 5.12.8. Blur hair outline
    13. 5.13. Adapt skin contrast
      1. 5.13.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.13.2. Remove color cast
      3. 5.13.3. Another way to select
      4. 5.13.4. Adjust brightness
      5. 5.13.5. Adapt edges
      6. 5.13.6. Reduce neck creases
      7. 5.13.7. Reduce baby creases
      8. 5.13.8. Lighten shadows
      9. 5.13.9. Quick skin retouching
    14. 5.14. Rejuvenate man
      1. 5.14.1. Picture analysis
      2. 5.14.2. Retouch wrinkles
      3. 5.14.3. Remove hairs from root of the nose
      4. 5.14.4. Smooth away hollows
      5. 5.14.5. Adapt skin color
  15. Basic Overview: Special layer techniques
    1. 5.15.
      1. 5.15.1. Smart Object
      2. 5.15.2. Converting
      3. 5.15.3. Smart Object and Layer Mask
      4. 5.15.4. Smart Object retouching
      5. 5.15.5. Neutral layer
      6. 5.15.6. Layer Style/Blend If
  16. 6. Hair
    1. 6.1. Isolate hair from uniform background
      1. 6.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.1.2. Select contour outline of women
      3. 6.1.3. Improve edge selection
      4. 6.1.4. Edit spaces between hairs
      5. 6.1.5. Decontaminate Colors
      6. 6.1.6. Recolor hair
    2. 6.2. Isolate model from structured background for composition
      1. 6.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.2.2. Select the model
      3. 6.2.3. Refine the mask
      4. 6.2.4. Bring out hair and hem
      5. 6.2.5. Hide old background color
      6. 6.2.6. Insert model
      7. 6.2.7. Adjust sharpness
      8. 6.2.8. Create cast shadow
      9. 6.2.9. Adapt colors
      10. 6.2.10. Color dress seam
      11. 6.2.11. Improve edges
    3. 6.3. Bring out hair texture
      1. 6.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.3.2. Lighten hairstyle
    4. 6.4. Remove hair clips
      1. 6.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.4.2. Hair clip removal
      3. 6.4.3. Adapt hair transitions
      4. 6.4.4. Fine retouching
    5. 6.5. Color hair
      1. 6.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.5.2. Color hair
    6. 6.6. Remove three-day stubble
      1. 6.6.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.6.2. Create luminosity mask
      3. 6.6.3. Reduce beard stubble
      4. 6.6.4. Create skin pattern
      5. 6.6.5. Apply skin pattern
      6. 6.6.6. Group layers
      7. 6.6.7. Recreate shadows
    7. 6.7. Change hairstyle
      1. 6.7.1. Picture analysis
      2. 6.7.2. Improve contrast
      3. 6.7.3. Create shine
      4. 6.7.4. Select hairstyle
      5. 6.7.5. Adapt hair
      6. 6.7.6. Adjust edges
      7. 6.7.7. Fill bald spots
  17. Basic Overview: Sharpening
    1. 6.8.
      1. 6.8.1. What happens during sharpening?
      2. 6.8.2. Capture Sharpening
      3. 6.8.3. Creative Sharpening
      4. 6.8.4. Sharpen with the Emboss filter
      5. 6.8.5. Extreme contour sharpening
      6. 6.8.6. Sharpen with Luminosity Mask
      7. 6.8.7. Output Sharpening
      8. 6.8.8. Determine sharpening
      9. 6.8.9. Filter plugin for output sharpening
  18. 7. Hands and feet
    1. 7.1. Change foot contours
      1. 7.1.1. Picture analysis
      2. 7.1.2. Select foot in three steps
      3. 7.1.3. Move over, big toe!
      4. 7.1.4. Adjust little toes
      5. 7.1.5. Narrow left foot
      6. 7.1.6. Fine-tuning
    2. 7.2. Emphasize age
      1. 7.2.1. Picture analysis
      2. 7.2.2. Increase signs of aging
      3. 7.2.3. Contrast through color change
      4. 7.2.4. Reduced version
    3. 7.3. Expressive hands
      1. 7.3.1. Picture analysis
      2. 7.3.2. Select fingernail
      3. 7.3.3. Shape fingernail
      4. 7.3.4. Color edge of nail
      5. 7.3.5. Enhance texture
      6. 7.3.6. Adapt skin colors
      7. 7.3.7. Metallic look
      8. 7.3.8. Close the circle
    4. 7.4. Get fingernails into shape
      1. 7.4.1. Picture analysis
      2. 7.4.2. Shape fingernail
      3. 7.4.3. Complete fingernail
      4. 7.4.4. Place highlight
      5. 7.4.5. Replace fingernails
      6. 7.4.6. Organize layers
      7. 7.4.7. Adapt fingernails
      8. 7.4.8. Add noise
      9. 7.4.9. Recolor fingernails
      10. 7.4.10. Black nails
    5. 7.5. Beautiful hands in a few quick steps
      1. 7.5.1. Picture analysis
      2. 7.5.2. RAW Conversion
      3. 7.5.3. Correct fingernails
      4. 7.5.4. Brighten nail edges
      5. 7.5.5. Fine retouching
  19. Basic Overview: Paths
    1. 7.6.
      1. 7.6.1. More info on using paths
      2. 7.6.2. The Paths panel
      3. 7.6.3. Saving paths
  20. Online Workshops