Using Photoshop to Make Portraits POP #115 October 25, 2019 35 By Peter Engel CategoryArticles BlogTagsAdobe Army art brush CC clarity contrast creative cloud Depth Building Dunkirk Face Glen Glenn Glyn Dewis Glynn Dewis Head head shot How to Make Portraits POP how-to layer lighting mask Micro Contrast photography photoshop portrait retouching Soldier Technique topaz topaz labs tutorial war ww2 35 Comments Milutin Mujovic says: August 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm This is so helpful! Thank you very much for this video. 😊 Reply Tobias W. says: August 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm Hello Glyn, Thank you very much! That is such an amazing technique! Awesome… Thanks for sharing… Greetings Tobi Reply BluezConcepts says: August 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm Earned a new sub ! ;o Definetly will be checking out other videos! These are really small tips but so key! Reply Steve Perry says: August 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm Another great tutorial! Reply salem.fotografy says: August 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm another great tutorial, by the way there isn't any tutorial that i didn't like and i watched them all…. thank you so much 😊 hey, if i didn't have topaz clarity will the clarity slider in lightroom do the job, if not what would you recommend, also i wanted your opinion on topaz remask, i bought that , while i love it for its easiness in making selections i noticed no pros use it… what's your thoughts on that? thank you again… you're the greatest 🙂 Reply retired2AZ says: August 16, 2017 at 8:20 pm Great. Thanks. Which preset did you use in Topaz Clarity? I looked like architecture from what I could see on the screen. Reply David Croft says: August 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm Terrific technique. Thank you. Reply J Sherringham says: August 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm How do you decide between this and the unsharp mask way you’ve done before? Reply Edward Millership says: August 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm It's witchcraft, I tell ya! witchcraft!! 🙂 Reply pdebie1982 says: August 17, 2017 at 7:06 am For people who do not own Topaz. I've been using this same technique in Adobe Lightroom by simply using the local adjustment brush for a couple of months now and it's awesome. Great technique! Reply Andrew Endean says: August 17, 2017 at 8:47 am Another great tutorial Reply Syed Mohammad Shees Ali says: August 17, 2017 at 9:13 am Great tutotrial as always Reply Brian Dunkel says: August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am Hey Glyn, Just curious if you have used Luminar at all yet? I know that Scott Kelby has been talking about it as his replacement for the Nik Collection. Wanted to know your thoughts on it and if these effects like micro contrast are possible using it. If you have used it, maybe a quick video talking about it would be awesome. Reply erikdravn says: August 17, 2017 at 11:56 am That looks amazing. But, would this work for a photo that is less… um… rugged? I mean, that picture is of a man who is dirty, sweaty, and the like. Would this technique work for a portrait of a geisha for example? Reply Lorraine Coulson says: August 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm Another great tutorial, although you could've saved yourself some time by just clicking your 'last used' filter, at the top of the drop down for the second layer 😉 Reply carlosrania says: August 18, 2017 at 1:17 am Beautiful World in your profile Reply Robert Walker says: August 18, 2017 at 9:51 am Hi Glyn, I don't have Topaz plugins so could I do the same technique using Clarity in Camera Raw filter or take photo back to Lightroom for Clarity? Thanks Reply John Ashton says: August 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm Excellent as always but you can't go "Oh wow!" near the end of the video and then not show us what you're wowing about! Reply DS says: August 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm Hello, I've just downloaded this plugin but its not compatible with my high resolution screen. I got the free version 1.1 from their website and there is no info about this. Can you help? Reply Christopher Hunsicker says: August 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm Works a treat, the down side is I cannot get rid of the paint so I am left with a very nice photo with terrific contrast on eyes mouth and nose but like my image we are both left with red faces. I'm using CC17 Reply Christopher Hunsicker says: August 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm Red face, sorted red faced image but not mine. lol Reply Ez The Lez says: August 21, 2017 at 9:27 am I freaking love your videos – they are the single most helpful thing for me in regards to photography and editing. For some reason when I watch other channels the information just doesn't click but the way you explain it makes it so simple – and my lord has it effected my images! Reply Paul Keates says: August 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm Hi Glyn, Great tutorial … thank you.Be interested to know where you get you printing on metal from? Reply Vladimir Trump says: August 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm классно, но к фону тоже не помешало бы одного слоя контраста Reply Nelson Campana says: August 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm great video! totally useful. just subscirbed 🙂 I just wish you showed the print! Reply MNMohamed says: August 29, 2017 at 11:32 am Thanks a ton for another extremely useful video, Glyn! You're super. Reply Cicero Gilreath says: September 10, 2017 at 12:33 am Fantastic enhancements… and quick. thanks Glyn Reply james godwin says: October 11, 2017 at 4:27 am Great video. I've just started using Topaz but having come from using Nik Collection tools, I wish they followed the same type masking functionality. It was great been able to apply filters to certain parts of the image with out having to mask out. It allowed me to be more creative. Reply Sean Mundy says: December 29, 2017 at 10:28 pm Love the toning, reminds me of Joey L, fantastic tutorial ! Reply Brian Dukes says: January 16, 2018 at 12:31 am Glyn I just wanted to add, there hasn't been a single image I've produced in the last couple of months that hasn't included this technique. Would just like to add, this doesn't just work for portraits!!! As you know Glyn, I don't tend to do many portraits! Reply Kyle Russell says: January 27, 2018 at 7:59 pm A great video as usual. You mention “if you don’t have topaz clarity, use what works best for you…” would your “detailed look” you describe in the photoshop workbook (the PS workaround technique if you don’t have Clarity) Work as well? Thanks Reply Roger Beltz says: April 11, 2018 at 9:51 pm Viewing on screen, definitely enhanced contrast but doesn't Topaz Clarity (or any procedure which enhances image contrast) also pull in a lot of noise? Reply Roger Beltz says: May 11, 2018 at 1:25 am Fine video. At the beginning, you mention doing a bit of dodging and burning (as I have heard you refer to in other tutorial videos). Don't know if this is worth mentioning but I note you are using a ND (neutral density) layer to perform whatever dodging and burning you are doing. Do you feel that the bulk of your audience is aware of how a ND layer is created and understand the use of, and advantages of using a neutral density (50% gray) to darken and/or brighten images? If not already done, you might want to explain a bit more exactly what, why and how a ND layer is, why it is used and how it is created. Just the thought, Glyn. Reply Shayre Rivotto says: June 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm Hi! Love this! So I just downloaded Clarity from Topaz, but it is now in Studio pack…free. I can't find any sliders that say micro or low contrast. Where are they? Did they change the program altogether? Reply David Linney Photography says: September 19, 2019 at 12:33 pm Hi Glyn …trying to sign up for your ebook…but says page not found ? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.