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Learn How to Apply Digital Makeup in Photoshop Part 1a
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Hi! This is Photoshop Mama with a new video tutorial, Happy New Year. Sorry it has been so long, I have just been really busy with school. But, in this tutorial, I am going to show you how to do some glamour retouching on your photos and if you want to download this particular photo, you can do so from my website.
The first thing that I want to show you about this method is that I use an action I created called “powder”, so that is the first layer that you see above the original image, and this is the sort of semi-final image. Let me show you the original firsts, here is the original.
Now, your image if it has a basic good exposure, that is all you need as far as doing temperature adjustments or contrast adjustments, I do that at the end and I will show you why, let me put this back on here like this. I like to shoot with a warm temperature balance because I like warm skin tones, and most people like to see warm skin tones.
So, that is the way I shoot, but sometimes depending upon the desired effect or output that you are doing, you might want to change that temperature. So, if we do all of our corrections and make up on the base layer that has most of the information, or using that as the base, then we can change our temperature all the way up here at the top. I have created a levels adjustment layer, and let me turn that on. And, you can see that changes the fill of this, and you can also change the opacity of this.
Let me show you what it does at a 100% Opacity, and this is using basically in almost in autotype of correction. So, this is a very stark contrast image, the skin tone is paler, the eyes are bluer, there is a lot more contrast. So, I like to mix that, give it a little bit of warmth by splitting the difference down here.
So, I have 50% of that particular level on as suppose to have it very warm. So, again, depending on what you are going for, this is the way that I work as far as doing my contrast adjustment. I do that at the very end after I have done my sharpening layer, etcetera.
So, let us get started with this, I am going to collapse this and open up the make over image here. And again, this is called Make Over 1 and you can download it if you want to practice on this. And, the next thing I want to do is load my action which you can also download from the website or after I apply this powder action the other effects—if you do not want to use the powder action, you can apply with adjustment layers to your image.
So, I have just going to click on my regular powder action layer and click play, and it is done. You will see absolutely no change in your window. Let me put this back here, because what this does is it sets up the powder, it is like the compact but it has not been opened yet. We have not taken the puff and apply it on the skin, and that is what we are going to do now.
So, the action basically creates this layer group, formally known as layer set that has the powder stuff inside, okay. So, we will just collapse that, highlight that powder group, grab a brush, and then go in and choose an airbrush soft round about 200, but you can change that to any size once you are out here in the document window. But, it is important that you use the brush called airbrush soft round, and that can be any of these numbers.
So, I am going to click out here, and now I am going to increase this to about the size of the cheek using my right bracket key that increases the diameter. And, I have to switch my foreground color to white in order to apply the powder. So, I am just going to hit the X key, notice over here how X switches the foreground and background colors, white reveals the contents of a set layer or adjustment layer mask.
So, in order to reveal the powder, put it on, I have to have white as my foreground color. And, we will paint with white but it will paint with the powder that we have got inside of that little compacted group or set. So, I am just going to go around here and click, and do not worry about the over spray that you are getting in other areas right now, because we are going to come back after w