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How to Get Great-Looking Skin Tones in Lightroom

Ryan Breitkreutz over at Signature Edits has created a useful tutorial that dives into one of the most critical aspects of portrait photography: skin tones. In this 30-minute video, he shares some his personal tips and techniques for capturing natural-looking skin tones, first in-camera, and then in Lightroom.

Skylum Shows Off AI Skin and Portrait Enhancer Coming to Luminar 4

Skylum continues to tease impressive AI features that are coming to its Luminar 4 software this fall. First we got AI Sky Replace, then AI Structure, and now the software company is showing off two impressive new AI-powered tools that will take out blemishes, whiten teeth, adjust facial features, and more: AI Skin Enhancer and AI Portrait Enhancer.

Dark Skin People Get Their Ideal Photo

In the history of photography, the equipment and processes in portraiture were often calibrated with lighter skin in mind. Buzzfeed's As/Is made this video in which it did a photo shoot with dark skin models and had them share about times in which their skin tone was poorly reflected on camera.

How to Add Warmth Back to Skin with Photoshop

A lot of the time when we're shooting with flash photography in a big white studio, our portrait images can appear a little stark or cold. This quick fix in Photoshop takes less than two minutes to do but can add a lot of warmth and life back to our models skin.

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at the technique of frequency separation, including how it works and how it can improve your images. For the rest of us without advanced knowledge of image processing, frequency separation is simply a method we can use to separate the colors and tones of a photograph from its textures. By utilizing this technique, you can obtain better control of your photos for retouching or other work.

Tutorial: An Effective Method for Fixing Uneven Skin Tones in Photoshop

There are times when capturing portraits that you’ll notice the skin tone of the subject varies between their face and their body. It’s a rather common occurrence and by no means out of the ordinary. Caused by a number of factors, including makeup, tan, skin quality, lighting quality, etc.

While not a horrible problem to have, it can be a bit unpleasant, aesthetically speaking. Here to help fix the problem are the Photoshop gurus over at Phlearn. In the above video, Phlearn details a few ways to ensure skin tone is consistent across your image, giving you the results you’re looking for.

Tutorial: How to Quickly Fix Skin Redness Using the HSL Sliders in Photoshop

One problem almost all portrait photographers are going to run into at one point or another is skin redness. We're human, there's blood flowing through our faces, it's inevitable and even natural.

At times, however, it shows up just a bit too much around the nose, eyes, and cheeks. That's when you hop on Photoshop and pull up the tutorial above.

Pro Tip: How to Keep Ambient Light from Ruining Your Studio Portraits

If you're new to the world of studio portraiture and you've noticed that the skin tones in your photos are often turning out wrong, it's possible you're getting color contamination from the ambient lights in your studio -- be that a bank of windows or overhead lights.

Lindsay Adler and CreativeLive want to help you clear that up, and so they've published this short snippet of their Skin 101 course to explain how best to avoid this issue.

Dermatographia: Artist Turns Her Rare Skin Condition Into an Artistic Medium

Brooklyn-based artist Ariana Page Russell takes the saying “being comfortable in your own skin” to an artful and literal degree.

Born with dermatographic urticaria, Russell takes advantage of this condition also known as “skin writing” to turn herself into a living, breathing work of art, photographing her sometimes beautiful, sometimes intricate, and sometimes itchy designs for a series titled Dermatographia.

Surprisingly Emotive Photographs Capture 100-Year-Old Human Bodies Up Close

Photographer Anastasia Pottinger's recent viral project began when she was offered up an interesting proposition for a photoshoot; one that was very different from what she normally photographs.

Usually, she shoots portraits of babies, young children and families. But this time, the Missouri native was offered the opportunity to photograph a 101-year old woman... nude.

Tutorial Shows Off Effective and Efficient Method of Smoothing Out Skin in Portraits

When retouching skin on a subject, there’s a fine balance to strike between smoothing out a rough skin texture and keeping the skin looking natural. There are no shortage of ways to find this balance, but in the above tutorial Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot shows us his method for achieving the desired results in an efficient and effective manner (something of a gift he has).

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it's rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you're trying to stylize the image a certain way, since you might not want the same tones and color balance in your skin tones as you do in the rest of your image.

This tutorial by the folks at Phlearn shows you how to get past those challenges and achieve the results you want in every part of your photo without having to sacrifice elsewhere.