Frequency Separation 2.0 Part 2: Taking Images to the Next Level - L6153b

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  • Earth Oliver

    Earth Oliver

    Commercial Retoucher, Technical Director, earthostudio

Frequency Separation (FS) is the commercial retoucher’s secret weapon, and now it can be yours. Join master retoucher Earth Oliver in this follow-along lab to explore the boundaries of the FS 2.0 workflow in Photoshop. While previously misunderstood and misused, this new approach to frequency separation is designed as an adaptive framework that scales with your skill level to help you work faster and produce better results than you ever thought possible. From simple cleanup and compositing to reconstruction and relighting, this flexible workflow changes the game and makes retouching fun again.

In Part 2 of this three-part lab, you’ll use FS to take your photos to the next level by learning:

  • The order of operations (liquify and compositing)
  • What to look for when running the Median filter
  • Working unclipped on the details
  • When to heal, when to mix
  • Quick and easy edge cleaning

Technical Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design, Photography, 3D and AR

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Game Developer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Print Designer, Web Designer, 3D