Today we gonna do a pastel colors in Photoshop. Also I’m not only show how exact do one photo in pastel colors, I also will explain the principle by which you need to process photos to make them looks as pastel tones.
But at first let’s talk about what is a pastel colors? This is a soft hue obtained by diluting the pure tone with white color. So that is any color but low saturated and bright.
This is one of my old work. I retouch this image only with dodge&burning technique. No frequency separation or something else. It’s longer, but a completely controlled process and result.
Also you can see process with basically changes and d&b layer.
Let’s talk about some useful techniques to level up your photo retouching skills. Everything written below is strictly my own personal experiences.
It’s a simple photoshop tutorial how to do a cold toning.
Simple tutorial how to do white skin.
Today I show you photoshop tutorial film flare effect without plugins. It’s really simple effect.
You will see how to do this style image without any plugins.
Retouch for Shooterfoto magazine (April 2011 issue).
Photograper: Mathew Wilson
Style: Troy Lyte
Hair and Mackup: Whitney Kril
Retouching: Sergey Brezhnev
Models: SarahMcLean and Brooke Z.
It was first my retouch for magazine. In april 2011. At that time for skin retouch I don’t use any «fast» method, I use only dodge and burning. Currently I use many techniques — dodge&burn, frequency separation, portraiture… But any of these methods can do beauty result. All if needed careful use of these techniques.
Also you can read this post on Russian in my blog on Russian language: http://sergbrezhnev.livejournal.com/880.html