I've played with it, I understand Layers and I understand Filters and the tools. But I have never been able to put it together and use it for something useful.
So I decided to spend 30 minutes on Photoshop every day, until I find that I'm good enough to do what I need to do.
Scott Kelby's book 'Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers' is by my side, but I have yet to open it. First I want to get the hang of actually navigating the interface.
Just finished my first self-paced 30 minute project and feel that I'm finally getting the hang of it, so I've decided to show my first 'before' and 'after'. Nothing fancy, just a pretty girl from a shoot I attended last weekend.
- Removed blemishes
- Fixed the background
- Smoothed the skin
- Created catchlight in left eye
- Did a tiny bit of body scaping
- Did a bit of PS makeup to enhance the facial features