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OnOne (On1) portraiture retouching workflow

Pre-editing for Batch Proofing

quick skin retouch for multiple images for proofing

  • in Develop, general adjust exposure, highlights, white balance
  • go to Effects
  • Overall settings
  • Add Filter
  • Choose Skin Retouching
  • grab dropper tool for skin colour and select a mid tone of subject's skin (eg. forehead)
  • increase the skin colour range as desired
  • do NOT create a mask as we want to apply this to all other images from the shoot and a mask is not appropriate for this
  • set your skin retouch layer settings
  • go back to Browse
  • select all the images you wish to apply it to
  • from the menu at top, choose Sync

Retouching workflow

general image corrections

general basic skin retouch

  • go to Effects
  • Overall settings
  • Add Filter
  • Choose Skin Retouching
  • grab dropper tool for skin colour and select a mid tone of subject's skin (eg. forehead)
  • increase the skin colour range to maximum to get as much skin as possible included - this will include non-skin but that will be excluded via a mask:
    • On the Mask menu at top of program, choose View Mode and select Red Overlay and turn on Mask Preview (O or icon at bottom of screen) to make it easier to see where you will paint in on the skin (the red area will be the parts NOT included in the mask)
    • click on masking icon to left of layer title
    • click on Invert so you can then paint in the effect on the skin
    • masking brush on far left should already be selected
    • ensure the settings at top of screen are Paint In, set feather to around 50, adjust size of brush
    • consider using the Perfect Brush, especially if subject has darker coloured hair
    • paint over the skin you wish to be included, does not need to be super accurate
  • now fine tune the retouch:
    • zoom in to see it better
    • blemish slider helps to reduce medium sized issues such as acne, wrinkles - adjust as desired, perhaps around 30
    • smoothing slider reduces the pore structure so perhaps use a mid setting (makes it a bit plasticky if too much)
    • shine reduces shine so adjust as needed perhaps in mid settings
    • evenness slider evens out hue variations - may need to use around 30 (too high looks fake)
    • zoom out to Fit view as one tends to apply too much in the zoom view
    • use the layer opacity slider to adjust how much of the effect you want

advanced skin retouching:

  • remove larger imperfections:
    • perfect eraser for “healing” moles, remove stray hair even if crosses cheek, etc
      • best for larger objects and those that are clearly different to surrounds
      • some blemishes, especially near edges or in highlight areas, are made worse even if re-applied, so you may need to undo and then use the retouch brush
    • retouch brush for more control for eye bags, smoothing texture, removing or softening small blemishes
      • feather 30-50%, opacity 50-100%
    • NB. there is no history panel so you can only undo the last step, unlike LR, you can't at a later date delete a heal or clone event without resetting them all
  • adjust skin hue:
    • in your skin retouching layer created above:
      • click on the skin colour and a popup screen will display which will allow you to fine tune the overall masked skin hue - if it is too pink, increase saturation to perhaps 35%, then move the hue to a more yellow perhaps around 15deg
  • if you have lost skin texture, add in film grain:
    • copy the mask from the Skin Retouch layer
    • create a new layer
    • Add Filter - B&W
    • change blend mode to luminosity
    • zoom in on skin to 100%
    • paste your mask in
    • choose a 400 ASA film
    • amount 50%
    • size around 90 to match her pore structure

retouch eyes

  • whiten and brighten whites
    • add local adjustment
    • exposure 1.15
    • detail -32
    • temp -14
    • saturation -42
    • paint in whites sparing top parts a bit as these should be darker - brush feather 100% opacity 36
    • adjust layer opacity to suit
  • darken the pupil and edge of iris
    • add local adjustment
    • exposure -1.9
    • paint in pupil and the edge thin rim of iris - brush 100% opacity
    • adjust layer opacity to suit perhaps around 30%
  • make the iris pop
    • add local adjustment
    • choose HDR
    • exposure 0.6
    • adjust temperature according to eye color eg. far right for brown eyes. far left for blue eyes, change tint to left for green eyes
    • saturation 100%
    • paint in a crescentic area on the iris diagonally OPPOSITE the catchlight- brush 35% opacity
    • adjust layer opacity to suit perhaps around 35%
    • lighten whites and iris:
      • add local adjustment
      • Magic Eye Fixer
      • paint in whites and iris - brush 30% opacity
      • adjust layer opacity to suit
    • enhance eyelashes
      • add local adjustment
      • Detail 40
      • paint in eyelashes
      • click on layer gear icon to choose blending options
      • choose Apply To: shadows so effect only applies to the darker parts of your brush (ie. eyelashes and not the skin)
      • shadows to -10
      • exposure -0.8
      • adjust layer opacity to suit
  • alternate method for iris using Effects Color Enhancer:
    • set saturation to full amount
    • mask in the iris and copy the mask
    • add a Dynamic Contrast filter
      • paste the mask
    • add a tone Enhancer filter
      • paste the mask
      • increase exposure as desired

retouch teeth

    • add local adjustment
    • Toothbrush
    • paint in teeth, brush opacity 30%
    • adjust saturation or exposure as needed
    • adjust layer opacity to suit
  • alternatively, in Effects, use color Enhancer:
    • click on yellow and reduce saturation to zero
    • click on highlight purity and set to highest level
    • then mask it so it only applies to teeth

fly away hair

  • if background is homogenous, the fastest method is to use the clone tool, feather 10%, opacity 100%
  • otherwise try:
    • perfect eraser
      • may be too slow
    • retouch brush
      • feather 10%, opacity 100%

sharpen hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, mouth

  • Effects: Dynamic contrast
    • mask to those areas you want sharp

enhance lip color

  • Effects: Color Enhancer
    • select red (if red lips)
    • move saturation to maximum
    • mask the lips in
    • adjust opacity
photo/on1_portraiture.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/04 00:13 by gary1

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