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In this tutorial, we’ll be retouching portraits using ACDSee Ultimate 10 using the Repair tool, Brush Selection tool, Skin Tune and Adjustment Layers.
1. In Edit Mode, select the Repair tool from the Repair section on of the Edit Mode Menu on the left-hand side.
2. Select Clone and adjust the nib width and feathering as desired.
3. Right-click the image to sample the skin, then click on the area you want to retouch.
4. Add Skin Tune by clicking the Skin Tune icon from the Adjustment Layers option panel. Adjust Smoothing, Glow and Radius to your preference.
5. To whiten teeth, use the Brush Selection tool and set the Smart Brushing option to Brightness.
6. Next, Select the teeth add a Light EQ adjustment layer and increase the brightness.
7. You may repeat this process to darken or lighten the eyebrows.
8. To adjust the vibrancy of the hair, use the Brush Selection tool and increase the feathering.
9. Next, add a Vibrance adjustment layer from the Adjustment Layers option panel. Adjust the settings to your preference.
10. Similarly, you can repeat this process to adjust the vibrancy of the lips and eyes.
11. To add contouring to the face, use the Eyedropper tool from the top tool bar and find a brown/beige color from the image.
12. Select the Brush tool and lower the opacity to around 5%. Brush the color onto the cheeks and the contour of the nose.
13. Next, add highlights to the face by changing the color from beige to white and brush the nose, chin and under the eyes.
14. Click Done.