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If you are a beginner in retouching baby photos and has no clue on how to soften skin, lighten skin and smoothing skin in Photoshop this step by step tutorial will be useful for you. Read ahead.
Editing Photos of Newborn Babies
Adobe Photoshop is a powerful software tool that offers the creative expansion to pull off mesmerizing image edits in relatively shorter turnaround time. With just a few careful and sophisticated steps in Photoshop, we can add a glamorous and alluring feel to the photos that serve as a treat for the eyes.
The challenge of touching up photos of infants lies in the fact that the images innately carry a degree of beauty which has to be further enhanced by giving flight to the editor’s imagination. The exact details carrying the cute expressions and postures of babies have to be preserved during the edits. However, those eyesore aspects of the images which project details about babies’ body parts in the glaring manner which are not readily apparent to the eyes in real life have to be rendered visually appealing.
The defects become apparent once you zoom the images. Since the images have been captured in high resolution, whenever they are magnified, the blemishes become more intense. The defects are usually in the form of yellowish spots, skin flaking off, feet with purplish or bluish tinge, red soreness on skin etc. These splotches can be eliminated to a large extent during shooting.
The photographer has to be careful with the amount of exposure, ambient and atmospheric lighting, and white balance during the capturing of images. This would make the process of editing quickly by the experts offering various Photoshop services.
Starting with The Editing
To start with the process of editing skin in Photoshop, select the preferred version and open the desired image within in. Next, click on ‘Curves’ layer command nested within ‘New Adjustment Layer’ under ‘Layer’ menu. A dialog box would open up once the Curves layer is activated. Here, you have to work on the mid tones of the picture for brightening up the image.
Position your cursor along the middle of the line and pull it up. Keep your attention glued on to the image to see the effects on the skin when you manipulate the line. Don’t go overboard with skin brightening and lightening as the natural tone of the babies’ skin would be abnormally compromised. Use your discretion for the optimum effect.
The unwanted effects of applying the curves layer can be eliminated from the background by choosing layer mask from the layers palette and then any soft, black brush. Run the brush on the background carefully to obliterate any effect that does not complement the natural hue of the image. Make it a point to darken the background to make the subject appear prominently. The image has to be subsequently flattened.