Glamourous Couple: Photo Enhancement

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A Glamourous Couple


Stylish, glamourous photographs have become the hallmark of the fashion industry. But not everyone knows that before a photo hits the pages of a magazine, it is subjected to thorough processing. Radiant, smooth skin, devoid of defects, is an essential element of a glamourous image.

Here's a simple example of how to smooth out bumps, disguise defects, and give skin a flawless appearance using AKVIS MakeUp.

Original ImagePhoto Enhancement
Photo Enhancement
(Hover the mouse over the picture to see the original image)
  • Step 1. Open an image.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Use the navigator to scale the image 100%. The preview window will help you to choose the optimal settings for smoothing the skin (AKVIS Fresh Look preset).

    Original Image Result
    Fragment of the Original Image Smoothing the Skin

  • Step 3. Smoothing will be applied to areas where the mask has been created. To view and edit the tone mask, switch to Advanced mode.

    The initial mask is created automatically. By activating Show Mask mode (for example on a white background) you can see which areas the mask will affect.

    Show Mask Mode Menu
    Show Mask Mode Menu

    Mask on a White Background
    Mask on a White Background

    Now use the tool to add areas to the mask, and remove areas with the tool.

    Edited Mask
    Edited Mask
  • Step 4. Process the image by pressing .
  • Step 5. Finally, you can process the image further in the After tab. You can remove small defects and blemishes using the Spot Remover tool.

    Correced With the Spot Remover
    Corrected with the Spot Remover
    (click on the image to see a larger version in a new window)
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Smoothing — Smoothing
   — Correction — Correction
   — Effects — Effects
   — Retouching Tools — Retouching Tools
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Improving Skin Tone — Improving Skin Tone
   — A Glamourous Couple — A Glamourous Couple
   — High Key Portrait — High Key Portrait
   — How to Look Like a Cover Girl — How to Look Like a Cover Girl
   — The Secret of Charm: B&W Portrait — The Secret of Charm: B&W Portrait


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