Student Gallery for Week 9 - Photo Retouching
Abbie, you can tell this is a scanned photo, because these always have little white dust flecks through the image. You could heal them one at a time with the healing brush, but that would be so tedious. There is a filter in the Filter menu > Noise > Dust & Scratches. With a setting of 2, it got rid of nearly 95% of the specks. The healing brush was used to take care of the rest. Camera raw was used to bring up the shadows. A selective color adjustment filter was used to pull the reds down just s bit.
Abbigail - this is a nice portrait to begin with. You removed some blemishes and adjusted the color - but you lost some of the warmth doing so. You brightened the eyes nicely. I suggest using camera raw to bring back the original warmth of the image. Nice work!
Ben, such a beautiful photo! You did some great retouching, but somehow introduced a blue cast to the photo. I would suggest adding a selective color adjustment layer and work on color correcting for the skin.
Brock: Interesting retouch. Good crop. You lost a little contrast in your retouch. There is a filter in the Filter > Render > Lens Flare that will do the job you were trying to do with the bright light source.
Cali, you've done an excellent job. My only suggestion, and this is strictly a personal preference of mine, but the image has a cool, in-the-shadows, blue cast to it. You could take it in to Camera Raw and use the white balance tool to click on something that should be a perfectly neutral grey, such as the road behind her, and remove the blue cast.
Daniel, an excellent retouch! My only suggestion is that the image has a warm, yellowish cast to it. You could take it in to Camera Raw and use the white balance tool to click on something that should be a perfectly neutral grey, such as the white shirts, and remove the yellow cast.
David, you picked an especially difficult photo to work with. And you've done a pretty good job with it! This is where the power of the adjustment layers can help you! I added a selective color adjustment layer and corrected the color. Then I added a levels adjustment layer to adjust the light.
Froylan - a beautiful photo. My only suggestion would be to warm it up a little in Camera Raw.
This is an older grainy photo, Heidi. I think you can accomplish almost everything you need to do with it in Camera Raw; remove noise, fix color, or turn to a black and white photo. On the color image I did, I removed some of the shiny hilights on your dad's forehead and cheek, and did that in Photoshop with the healing brush tool.
Jenny - way to go! My only suggestion would be to add a levels adjustment layer and bring back the darks and lights in the histogram.
Good job, Kevin. My only suggestion is to change the blending mode of the blue eyes layer to color, and reduce its opacity a little to make the eyes seem more realistic.
Kolby - Good retouching work! I would also suggest cropping in closer to the subjects and using camera raw to color correct - remove the yellowish cast.
Excellent retouch, Mariah. I suggest adding a selective color adjustment layer and pulling the reds and yellows back a touch. Then add a levels adjustment layer and adjusts the values.
Mattie, you did a great job retouching this photo! The only thing I would suggest is adding a levels adjustment layer and adjusting the lights and darks on the histogram.
Good job, Mikal. You can take it back into Camera Raw and use the dehaze slider in the FX panel to get rid of some of the haze.
Well done, Shaelee! All you need to do now is get rid of the little black stripe at the top. The patch tool will do it. So will the stamp tool. Or you can just crop it out.