We were all beginners to Photoshop at some point. It’s a rite of passage with just about anything. You have to be a beginner before you can become skilled. And as beginners we make mistakes. Lots of them. But mistakes are how we learn.
This video from photographer Nino Batista highlights his list of the top 10 amateur portrait retouching Photoshop mistakes. We’ve probably all done these at some point or another. But how many of you are still making some of these mistakes today?
It’s quite a list of well known retouching sins. And I’ve definitely done more than a couple of these myself at some point. And there’s certainly a few that aren’t mentioned in the video. Which are you guilty of?
1. Over Saturating Colour
2. Over Sharpening
4. Red fingers, hands, feet and ears
5. Glowing Eyes
6. Fake Camera Blur (Bokeh)
7 & 8. Black and White Vignettes
9. Not zooming in to check details
10. Blurred Skin
I’m sure there’s plenty more than those listed here. overdone HDR portraits, for a start.
What others can you think of that weren’t mentioned?