Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > help with forehead problem.

Photographer

jgrubbs

Posts: 17

Frisco, Texas, US

I often encounter the problem around the forehead where the texture causes very bright spots and much darker spots close together around the forehead. I usually just dodge and burn all of this but its very time consuming. I was wondering if anyone else had a technique for dealing with this. Thanks!

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Jan 04 13 09:44 pm Link

Photographer

Fima Kurnia

Posts: 64

Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

if you use photoshop maybe it can be fixed with shadows/highlights

Jan 05 13 03:22 am Link

Photographer

Neil Snape

Posts: 9473

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Neither of the above. Use the stamp clone tool at lighten and darken mode. For very sharp detailed white spots the healing brush can be quick and retains proximity better than the clone tool.

Jan 05 13 03:29 am Link

Photographer

ThomasBlanchardFineArt

Posts: 222

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Neil Snape wrote:
Neither of the above. Use the stamp clone tool at lighten and darken mode. For very sharp detailed white spots the healing brush can be quick and retains proximity better than the clone tool.

+1 heal or clone on lighten an a new layer blur and adjust opacity.

Jan 05 13 08:03 am Link

Retoucher

Sofia Zasheva

Posts: 154

Sofia, Sofija grad, Bulgaria

Healing brush in the high pass layer, set to lighten/darken mode works really well too, have to be careful though.

Jan 05 13 09:41 am Link

Photographer

jgrubbs

Posts: 17

Frisco, Texas, US

thanks for the suggestions, i will try some of these out.

Jan 05 13 10:48 pm Link