Author: Ricardo Ajcivinac
Designer and art director Ricardo Ajcivinac works at TBWA Guatemala. He combines Adobe Photoshop with traditional illustration and graffiti principles to create pieces that jump off the screen. Ricardo is also a graffiti writer and has a blog that he uses to showcase street art from all around the world.
Retouching skin is a common talking point for photographers, as there’s a fine line between lustrous smoothness and the dreaded plastic look. An overly airbrushed image makes subjects appear more like children’s dolls than real people, and robs them of their humanity and charisma.
In this tutorial, burlesque photographer and retouch expert Tigz Rice looks at ways of improving the appearance of skin and removing blemishes, without losing that all-important texture. Using Photoshop, you’ll learn how to make subjects look the best they can be in the real world, and not like Barbie.
Time to complete
5 - 30 minutes