Learn about Digital Makeup using Photoshop Example 2 - Part 5
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Or you can do lips if you want, it does not matter what order you are going in. I am just going to do eye shadow and again I am going to click on curves just to review how we would achieve getting sort of a green eye shadow here. We would go into the channel that holds the green information and in this instance, we have a channel called green so obviously we know it is in here and remember I said you click a point in the middle of diagonal line and if you drag upwards it will turn the color of the name of the channel [audio jump] upper left if anything up here and downward it would be its compliment. So, if I drag upward here, things get greener, okay.
So, I am going to cancel out of here and we are going to go back to levels and we are going to do that same thing. In levels were going to select the green channel and again, we are going to click on the gamma slider or the midpoint slider and if we want things greener we move the gamma slider towards the left, if we wanted its compliment which would be magenta, we would move it towards the right. So, I am just going to move it to the left until I get kind of a greenish flavor there and I think I am going to mix in a little bit of cyan. Now, where is cyan, there is no cyan listed here. What is the compliment of cyan, it is red so that is where we are going to find the controls to get cyan.
Now, if I drag this to a left, it is going to get redder, if I drag it to the right it is going to get more cyan. I also think I am going to mix a little blue in here too. I might as well put them all in here and that is pretty direct again blue, if it is named up there, you are going to the left to kind of dial that in to the right, it would be yellow. So, I will just add a little bit of blue here and then I want to darken the eye shadow so for darkening it, we go back to the RGB channel and just like in curves when we went into the composite RGB to darken something, we would pull that downward.
In here, we would make it darker by going to the right, okay, lighter to the left, darker to the right. So, once you get those controls down, I am going to click okay and then the next thing that we do is invert that mask because that created an overall color cast that goes all the way down through to the background layer. So, we want to invert that with a Ctrl I on a PC or command I on a Macintosh to hide that flavor, that set of instructions and we are going to just name it eye shadow.
Okay, hit return and I am going to come in here and with white to reveal that I am going to press the letter X switch to white and let me just paint a little bit of this color on here, get a little bit over here and I will do a filter blur, Gaussian blur and what this is doing is blurring the mask and so it is feathering out that color nicely. I am going to zoom out here so you can see this. Turn that off and then back on and see how it is just dispersing the edges to make that color blend in with the surrounding areas. By revealing it that way, the gray pixels in the mask are like semi transparent there. There partially revealing these set of instructions which is to be green, bluish green.
Now, I am going to come back in here click my X in just tap in here to make sure there is no green eye shadow in the eye. Now, we can also make this a little darker if we want by changing it to one of the darken blending modes that are in this first group up here and normally, I will go for multiply first to look at that and look how nicely that sort of added a brownish tint into it if we wanted to have that but it is in darken. Sometimes one will do better than the other. Color burn gives you this funky red and yellow linear burn, a little bit redder but I am going to go back to just normal on this and lower the opacity a little bit on the actual layer just to give a little bit of color there.
And now we can go for the lips and I am going to show you another way to mask or another attribute of the mask and it is called quick mask. Now, quick mask, how we invoke that is we come over here to the toolbox area and at the very bottom, see these two little icons here we are currently editing in standard mode when that is outlined here. If we click on this button here, we will be editing in quick mask mode and what that means is that we can paint a selection. It is going to look very similar to when we put the masks in here in rubylith or emeraldlith mode so I am going to take a brush to select the area of lips but first I have to change the preferences in here because I am going to double click on this little icon right here that says edit and quick mask mode. It is going to bring up a dialogue box that yours probably, you see I have already preset mine, yours probably looks like this with red and it will normally have the color indicates the masked areas.
Now, we want the color that we paint to represent the selected areas so you want to check selected areas and we do not want it to paint with red because lips are red. We really want to stand out and contrast with it so that we can paint better. So, we can see our boarders better with the 50% opacity so again click on selected areas for the quick mask options, click in the color box here to open the color picker and then click in the gradient bar to select emerald and then click okay. And now I can just click and paint in the lip area here. Now, this is going to away in a minute when we do the second part to quick mask mode. But for right now and I am going to just zoom in. That is holding the spacebar, Ctrl key, and clicking and dragging with my mouse allows me to zoom a marquee in here and spacebar hand to navigate and I will just get this a little bit smaller, tap this in here and here, there we go.
Okay, now what I want to do is exit quick mask mode and when you exit quick mask mode, it produces a selection, a selection represented by those little marching ants, the dashed animated lines and you can exit quick mask mode by coming over to the toolbox and clicking standard edit mode. I am going to click quick mask again and that gives you the quick mask or you can simply use the keyboard letter Q. Now once you have the selection running, what we are going to do is call upon another adjustment layer and we are going to use levels and this will probably be good for people with Photoshop elements and when you have a selection active running and you select one of these adjustments or fill layers from underneath this black and white sort of yin-yang icon at the bottom of the layers palette, it automatically creates the mask for you. Look up here and the layers palette. This is levels one. It is just waiting for me to dial in something but it has got that little white speck there, because that is where the selection was so it has made a pre mask basically. Continue this series by going to part 6, thank you.