After that, select the Move tool (V). Set the top layer Opacity to 24%. The figure below shows the final form of the “refl left mid” layer:
Create a new layer on top of this layer – “refl top”. It should have approximately the same shape and be placed there, as shown in the figure below:
Go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur, set the “Radius” to 3 pixels:
Then add a layer mask to the “refl top” layer and use a soft black brush with an opacity of 50%, draw the bottom of the mask, as shown in the figure below: Continue reading
1. Getting Started with a Raw File
We start with a Raw file or high quality image. If you want to follow me and follow all the steps in parallel, upload an image. In this case, I am converting a Raw file to a PSD file. For beautiful photography, the most important thing is lighting. With proper lighting, all the shadows are filled with light, and the skin of the model looks smooth even without additional processing.
2. Frequency separation for skin tones
At the beginning of face retouching in Photoshop, we duplicate the background layer twice and rasterize each of these duplicates. Right-click and select Rasterize Layer. The lower layer I called “lo”, and the upper “hi”. I applied a “Gaussian Blur” to the “lo” layer with a radius of 10 pixels, and then selected the “hi” layer and went to Image> External Channel. Used the parameters shown in the screenshot. Then I set the “hi” layer to “Linear Light” blending mode. Continue reading