This is a fine art photoshop speed edit. You can see in this video I do some basic color balancing, light manipulation, basic skin retouching, soft face contouring, color replacement, and texture overlay.
In this video I used Portraiture for the base skin retouching. I like how it does an overall light skin smooth. I will go back and remove any remaining blemishes afterwards. You will also see me to some soft face contouring. I refer to it as soft skin smoothing or contouring because I like to keep the essence of a model’s face. I can do more of an extreme version but I’m not a fan of the high fashion standards where everyone has a perfect jaw line or the perfect pout and they are no longer recognizable. I believe people are organic matters that have different features that make them beautiful.
I always use Jessica Drossin’s Textures exclusively. This particular edit I used one from the Illumination collection you can find it here. They are fun to use because it always transforms your photo and gives it interesting depth and texture.
Fun Fact: If you attended 2015 MAP Getaway with Chuck Arlund you’ll recognize the model. Gotta love Amy.