Originally Posted by lsc1
Beautiful. If you don't mind sharing, what technique did you use to create the subtle glow from the skin?
Once you have retouched everything else about the image
Create a new set of layers:
Adjustment layer/Curve/mode: LIghten - Lighten the midles - Layer/Layer Mask - Hide all
Adjustment layer/Curve/mode: Darken - Daken the midles - Layer/Layer Mask - Hide all
OPTIONAL: Adjustment desat layer & Adjustment contrast (This two are for your eyes, they are going to get very tired if you do it with color)
Then with a SOFT LARGE brush you paint white (10 to 25% opacity) on the layer mask.
If you want highlights you paint white on the lighten adjustment layer MASK
If you want deep shadows you paint white on the DARKEN adjustment layer MASK
REMEMBER TO PAINT ON THE LAYER MASK.
Now as the last last steep. If you want the wet look:
Create a new layer on top of everything.
Select/Color range - Here you eyedrop the lighter highlight you have on the image, then you move the fuzzines slider untill you're happy with the amount of image that's going to be selected, click OK
EDIT/FILL/fill with white 100%
With this layer is up to you, but I usually bring down the opacity to 20% and glausian blur it a little (like 0,7%)
My english is not great so this is the best I can do
Hope this helps you
Thanks for looking