Chapter 6. Character Portrait


The photo we’ll be going through in this chapter ranks as one of my all-time favorites. I took it during one of my Photoshop workshops, and my best friend and assistant, Dave Clayton, had to step in at the last minute and be the model for the attendees. A daunting task for someone who had never modeled before, but taking on a character completely transformed his confidence and enhanced the look of the photograph.

In this tutorial, we’ll retouch a character portrait and add a new color and spotlight behind our model. We’ll do it all nondestructively, meaning that the color and spotlight will be editable so that you ...

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