Imagenomic Portraiture Tutorial Review – Expanded
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Running Time: 12 minutes
This is a longer Imagenomic Portraiture Tutorial for those who want to learn more about the product. For those with limited attention spans, I have a shorter version at this Imagenomic Portraiture Tutorial Condensed page. While the content is the same at it’s core, this version here is a bit longer, and goes into more detail on how I use the software.
But, why do I use Imagenomic Portraiture? Because creating professional-looking portraits doesn’t need years of Photoshop experience. In this fast-paced world of mass picture-taking and high-speed photo sharing, nobody has the time to painstakingly retouch every detail in every image. I know I certainly don’t, time is money.
Thankfully, Imagenomic Portraiture saves the day with the easiest way to make significant portrait changes in mere seconds, even. No complicated magic effects required.
It will work as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. It will also work with 8-bit and 16-bit images, and in the RGB Color Model. It will work on Macintosh and PC.
Portraiture Settings and Sliders
Open your image inside Photoshop by simply clicking Filter – Imagenomic – Portraiture.
You will be presented with many slider running down the left, top, and right of the Portraiture Interface. There’s no reason to overwhelm yourself with all the options available on screen.
For basic retouching with maximum effect, turn off “Skin Tones” and “Enhancements”. Seriously. You have everything you need in the “Detail Smoothing” section. We will talk about these later though.
Fine – affects the smallest details down to the tiniest wrinkle and the smallest pore. We want to keep those precious features intact. To ensure quality, so set this to “-20”. You want to leave those fine hairs as they are, don’t you?
Medium – the area around your fine details, is best left to 0.
Large – is the general area around the flesh. It should be set to “+20”. You’ll see its effects when you adjust Threshold.
Threshold – is simply more, or less, of the effect we set with the first three sliders. "-40" is no effect (original image), and you can gradually increase the amount of smoothing up to "+40".
How To Use Imagenomic Portraiture
Now, you can freely adjust the Threshold to more or less. You can clearly see how the program works on your subject, but smoothing out blemishes doesn’t have to just affect the face. Maybe you would like for it to soften the hair as well. If so, then you are all set.
However, you might want to leave the hair, accessories or even the background out of it. In this case, turning on “Skin Tones” allows you to focus on the area that you really want to smoothen. With the skin tone mask on, the effects of your Threshold changes are localized to the skin only. You can even choose the adjustment of the skin tone mask by clicking the eye-dropper icon and selecting the area of the photo you want as the skin tone mask. It’s incredibly easy.
You have now created subtle changes that enhance portrait beauty without damaging quality. It’ll literally take seconds. There is no need to make more out of it that there needs to be. Simple, and effective.
Batches and Folders
It’s even more mind-blowing when you have a whole folder of photos to edit. Set up Imagenomic Portraiture to work as a Photoshop Batch Action (or Droplet would be even better!) and it automatically opens all your images and applies your effects to every photo. Hundreds of wedding portraits? Batch yearbook photos? Unlimited profile shots that you need to send over right away? With Imagenomic’s Portraiture, the problem is already solved.
Now can you see why limiting the options down to a single slider of "more or less" is totally the way to go?
Is there any reason why you shouldn’t grab this product now? This short tutorial shows you that life doesn’t have to be complicated when you have the right tools under your belt.
This Imagenomic Portraiture Tutorial Review is a complete walkthough of how to use the software to create profesisonal looking portraits. While I do receive financial compensation if you buy this product through the link or coupon code, I genuinely use this as part of my professional workflow, on a daily basis. I strongly believe in the results that can be achieved by using this software.