For me, picture day was always a dreaded event in high school because of my face. I had acne so severe that little kids would frequently ask me why I had so many red freckles. If you were one of the ones that suffered mercilessly at the hands of puberty, then you understand where I am coming from. And of course, now that I’m in my mid-thirties, they’ve returned, not as bad as before, but still. Life is NOT fair.
Now, as a photographer, I deal with acne with most of my senior sessions. Of course, there are one or two students that have escaped the puberty beast and makes my post processioning a lot easier, but for the majority, there is always some retouch that is required. Phlearn has just released a 10 minute tutorial on fixing acne in Photoshop. In it he breaks down how to remove acne in two steps – first to remove the redness and then working on the texture. It’s simple, quick and I wish I could Photoshop my face in real life some days when a big pimple pops up on my forehead. But alas, I’ll have to settle for removing it from all my photos. Thanks, Phlearn!
Watch the Tutorial
[Via Phlearn YouTube]