Retouch X – Retouch in Photoshop with these amazing Actions
After weeks of research I can now unveil the most anticipated filter action pack on Phil Shaw’s Media, Musings and Curios to date… Retouch X – Photo Retouch Actions, Retouch in Photoshop like a pro. This pack was developed with photographers workflows in mind. When you have completed a shoot the work does not stop there, you may have many hours of editing and post production ahead of you, enter ‘Retouch X’. This comprehensive suite of 14 filters speeds up your workflow by automating the processes for you, all edits are completely available to manipulate so you can produce a 100% professional edit in a fraction of the time. No need to buy more expensive software, use the tools you know!
Retouch in Photoshop “Retouch X” adds:
Skin Smoothing -
An all in one dynamic skin softening system. Once applied the only brush you require is a soft white low opacity brush to paint onto a mask. Initially a strong softening is applied to the entire image, once the action has completed you’ll notice the image has not changed. This is because we have developed the mask system so you can paint on where the softening should occur.All-in-one Makeup -
This filter action adds multiple enhancements to your layer palette, including: Lash Enhancements, Lip Tint, Eyeliner and Eye Shadow. Each makeup item can then be edited individually to produce your effect.
Spot Sharpening and Vibrance -
This filter action adds the ability to add spot vibrance to your image, great for enhancing the colour and sharpness of eyes. Again its totally dynamic so you can add as much or little as you need and if you don’t like the effects you can scrap it and start over.
Tanning, Natural Blusher, Rouge Blusher
Each of these separate actions allow you to add some subtle colour to your model. You can use the Tanning action to apply a sun-kissed skin effect to the model.
Peach, Baby-Blue and Summer of ’69 Exposure -
These are colourwash effects for the image. It adds a grading to final shot to achieve a particular look. Some photos you see may have a ‘wash’ over them that produces a brilliant effect and makes the photo stand out. If you’re trying to produce a specific camera effect you may like to download the Pro-Grades Pack for a full suite of filters designed from professional cameras and stock.
Studio Light -
This filter aims to add some subtle lighting to your shot. Like the other actions this is completely editable and can produce some wonderful effects. For instance take a medium sized brush and paint ‘strips’ onto the image, this will add the effects of a ‘Windowed Lightbox’ or light streaming through window blinds.
Cubed Canvas -
Often you’ll see professional cover shots with a patterned canvas, this filter action adds a cubed effect to the canvas creating a contemporary magazine cover style. The size of the cubes are fully adjustable under the layer styles and you can even change the pattern but keep the blending and advanced tweaks to create something entirely unique.
Demonstration Video -
In this video I demonstrate just how easy it is to edit and apply the actions. I also demonstrate what NOT to do. It’s important to follow these instructions:
- Import your Photo as the ‘Background’ layer in Photoshop
- Pay attention to the instruction boxes that will pop-up during the action
- Pay attention to the “Do Not Compile Below” action
- Only have the image you’re working on open, smart filters are used and Photoshop will switch between documents, if you have more than the image you’re working on open you ‘may’ run into issues
Finished Edit – time taken, 9:36.
If you run into any problems at all simply leave me a comment here or find me on twitter @phillshaw If you’re new to Photoshop Actions and need some help adding them or installing them in Photoshop follow this quick guide.
What people are saying:
…its really amazing. You really cut the post processing time for all of us. Great work man
Adobe Photoshop CS3-CS6 Windows – Vista – 7 Mac OSX Ram minimum 3GB 32/64-bit OS
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