Kristina Sherk of SharkPixel.com has worked in high-end photo retouching for over nine years. With a background in photography, she’s highly sought after for her realistic retouching technique and respect for maintaining her clients’ photographic style.
Your biggest portrait jobs might require a professional like Kristina, but your more “everyday” shoots can still benefit from some simple editing and retouching in Photoshop.
In this webinar, Kristina will do a live demo in Photoshop. She’ll go through a sequence of commands and operations that she typically uses on a headshot, and show us how to record them as a Photoshop quick action. Kristina will also make the action available for downloading after the webinar.
Using the action
In Photoshop CS6, the action should select the Skin Tones automatically. After you run the action, edit each of the new layers as Kristina outlines in the video. The Photoshop CS5 is slightly different. Since the Skin Tones options doesn’t exist in the Select -> Color Range menu, Kristina chose to select “highlights” from the Select -> Color Range menu. This might not work as well for subjects with darker skin – if this is the case, simply use the Eye Dropper tool to select the color range that works for your subject.