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Video Tutorial: Pin-Up Photo Retouching

April 4th, 2011 1 comment

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This video shows how I retouched a photo to give it a vintage 1940's - 1950's pin-up art look using Lightroom 3.3 and Photoshop CS4. The basic technique is in this video tutorial on 1950's pin-up effects on Planet Photoshop, but with some modifications since I used a low-key dark background but the Planet Photoshop tutorial used a high key photo.

The techniques include:

  • skin smoothing with the surface blur filter
  • using layers & blend modes
  • layer masks
  • making selections using luminosity
  • digital makeup
  • using the photocopy filter
  • merging & copying layers
  • dodging & burning by using curve adjustment layers

Have you done pin-up photography? Please share your links and any techniques in the comments section - thanks!

Kurvy Model Pin-Up

Kurvy Model Pin-up

 

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