2.29.2008

A Little Bit of Photoshop

I had a couple questions on my editing when I posted these pictures. So for those who care, this post is for you. And for those who don't... well, unfortunetaly this post is for you too.

Image SOOC

  • first I lightened the image using curves.
  • then adjusted the saturation to +13.
  • His skin was looking a little too blotchy and red because it was so cold outside. So under the Selective Color Options with the red selected, I turned down the black to -30 and the magenta to -5

After I made those changes his skin still had too much of a cold, blue tone to it and it was a little too dark. So I,

  • Adjusted the image in curves again. This time just trying to lighten the shadows. Then in the red channel, I boosted the red just a touch to warm it up.
  • Then in the Color Balance I turned the red up to +11 and turn the yellow down around -20.
  • Last, I added a Soft Light in using the Layers palette and changed the opacity to 25%.


side by side comparisonPhotobucket

9 comments:

Chell said...

He is just too dang cute. I love his eyes i this shot...

Jenny B said...

You are good! Thanks for sharing!

Kristina said...

Oh, wow. I have so much to learn in Photoshop. You did so good to take the photo from sooc to the final product!

AmyG said...

You are my hero! When you move back home we can do trade work, taxes for Photoshop lessons! :)

Angela2932 said...

I am so impressed! Share as many of these before and afters as you want! They're like gold!

Amy said...

Thanks so much for posting what you did, I need lots of help in PS and this is great! When I saw the SOOC, I was wondering what you could do to make it better, but when I see the side-by-side, I see the difference! I always wonder what you all do to make the skin look so nice!

Alicia Barry said...

This is really interesting for a beginner like me. Thanks for posting.

kdudley said...

you make a mean ps martini! seriously girl, you've got mad skills and your pictures are proof :) beautiful work.

mom2three said...

OMG love it! Very cool!!