Posted by : alfa nizer Wednesday, 22 May 2013
This tutorial will show you how to do a basic retouch, change the colorcast of an image and colorize some of its elements.
Step 1. We will use this Naomi Watts image:
Step 2. Add a layer mask (by pressing the third button on the lower part of the Layers Palette) to the layer you have just blurred and fill it with black. Then pick a soft, medium sized brush and start painting with white on the layer mask. Make sure you avoid any lines on the face; use it only on the skin, to get a smooth, professional effect. Vary the brush size and opacity depending on the area. Avoid blurring the eyes, lips or hair.
After you finish this step, you should get something like this:
Step 3. Add a Curves adjustment layer with the following settings:
Reds: -55 0 0 0
Neutrals: -20 +15 –40 +5
Now paint with white over the lips and you will notice they’ll turn a light pink. Make sure you follow the edges of the lips properly.
Step 5. Add another Selective Color adjustment layer with these settings:
Yellows: -100 0 0 0
Whites: 0 0 0 –25
Neutrals: +20 –10 –50 +8
Fill its mask with black and carefully paint with white over the eyes.
Step 6. Go to Layer -> Flatten Image, then to Filter -> Sharpen -> Smart Sharpen... and use the following settings:
The final result: