When you are just taking pictures for fun, I guess you usually have time to check your pictures right after you shoot them, but that’s not always the case when you’re shooting photos for work. You usually have to go from place to place, indoor to outdoor, darker room to brighter room and so forth. And for each locations and settings, you will need to adjust your camera settings… But sometimes, you are just too busy capturing photos and forget to fix the settings… So here is what happened last week.
Even if you are a professional photographer, it doesn’t mean that you will never going to mess up the photo shoot. Sometimes, things like this will happen. But professional photographers are those who know how to fix them. Who knows how to handle the “mess” calmly.
I shot these for work last week. But my camera setting was wrong and these were what I got! But thankfully I shot them in RAW so I was able to rescue them :)
“Bad Face Day?” (How to “smoothen” skin in Photoshop Elements)
Originally, I was planning to use a picture of someone else, but than I realized that it will be like I’m saying “Oh, you had a very rough skin that day! So I had to fix it!”. I hope you don’t mind seeing my face 5 times in a row :P
Duplicate the “original” photo.
Apply “Gaussian blur” to one of the photos (3.0pixels).
Place “Gaussian blurred” photo heath the “original” photo layer.
Use an “Eraser” tool (blurred edge + opacity 80%) and erase the “original” photo to bring out part of the “blurred” skin.
GREEN GERMS ALERT! Not. I added a solid color background under the “original” photo layer. So that you could see where I “smoothened” my skin.
More Samples (I know you’re tired of my face. Me too.)