posted Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST
Photographer Sean Tucker is understood by many for his nice avenue images. Nonetheless, Tucker can also be a really proficient portrait photographer. After all, the pandemic has impacted portrait images, so Tucker hasn’t posted many portraits over the past couple of years. Nonetheless, this 12 months, he has a renewed concentrate on portraiture and has posted much more of his portraiture work on Instagram.
Flooded with questions from followers about how he lit sure pictures, edited his images and carried out portrait retouching, Tucker determined to begin a ‘Portrait Modifying’ video collection on his YouTube channel. Thus far, Tucker has revealed two portrait enhancing images.
The primary video is concentrated on natural-looking pores and skin retouching. The video outlines a three-stage course of inside Adobe Photoshop that retouches pores and skin in a refined, reasonable means utilizing the spot therapeutic software, curves and coloration brushes.
Tucker’s method to pores and skin retouching is to take care of a pure, reasonable look. A light-weight contact is required. Tucker makes use of the ‘two week rule’ earlier than figuring out what to alter about somebody’s pores and skin in a portrait. Because of this if there is a blemish or mark on somebody’s face that doubtless will not be there in two weeks, he takes it out. Because of this a zit or pimple is eliminated, whereas a mole, freckle or scar just isn’t.
This previous weekend, Tucker launched the second video in his ‘Portrait Modifying’ collection that focuses on enhancing a portrait topic’s eyes. The attention enhancement course of is 5 steps and requires therapeutic brushes, dodge and burn layers and mixing modes inside Photoshop.
If eyes are the window to the soul, you actually wish to get them proper in your portraits. Step one outlined above is to take away probably the most seen veins from somebody’s eyes. You do not wish to take away all of them, as that would not look pure, however you wish to get the extra distracting ones to be much less noticeable. After doing this cleanup, the following steps are to make the eyes ‘pop,’ for lack of a greater time period. You wish to intensify the pure colours and vibrancy of somebody’s eyes with out making them look pretend. Like with retouching pores and skin, much less is commonly extra when retouching any side of a portrait.
To see extra from Sean Tucker, go to his web site and comply with him on Instagram. Subscribe to Tucker’s YouTube channel to remain updated together with his movies.
(By way of Sean Tucker)