Help. Just Help.
I feel like I have hit the wall with my retouching lately.
The two key areas im coming undone on are (in my mind anyway):
Blotchiness of skin
Smooth transitions and glowing texture.
I have been trying to work out gradient maps for fixing transitions and colour but Im just not seeing the results.
Also i fully understand Dodge and Burn but the one problem I have is knowing when to NOT over d and b in key parts of the face etc.
ie. what are people using for reference? (other good selections of the face?)
I would love to know other fellow retouchers step by step methods of using Gradient Maps, adding texture (HP) and dealing with transitions.
Please see my portfolio for where I am at.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmcxdmhg4qibe … 0after.jpg