Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit

From: Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

Video: Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit

The Guided Edit workspace in the Editor has a number of Guided Edit techniques that will help you to correct common problems in photos; one of those problems is getting the color of skin just right in a portrait. Here for example I have a portrait that I like, but I think the skin is too red. So I'm going to use the correct skin tones Guided Edit to try to fix that. I select the photo in the Organizer and I click Editor. At the top of the Editor I'll make sure that I'm in Guided Edit Mode. Over on the right I see the categories of Guided Edits. The categories are currently collapsed if I want to open one, I'll click the arrow to the right of it.

Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit

The Guided Edit workspace in the Editor has a number of Guided Edit techniques that will help you to correct common problems in photos; one of those problems is getting the color of skin just right in a portrait. Here for example I have a portrait that I like, but I think the skin is too red. So I'm going to use the correct skin tones Guided Edit to try to fix that. I select the photo in the Organizer and I click Editor. At the top of the Editor I'll make sure that I'm in Guided Edit Mode. Over on the right I see the categories of Guided Edits. The categories are currently collapsed if I want to open one, I'll click the arrow to the right of it.

So I am going to expand the Touchups category of Guided Edits and here is the Correct Skin Tones Guided Edit. I'll click on that and that changes the column on the right to offer instructions and tools that walk me through correcting skin tones. There is even an example here at top of the column and the instruction says to roll over this example to see what the example look like before applying Correct Skin Tones and what it looks like after, definitely an improvement. Here's an explanation of what the Skin Tone Adjustment can do and down here is the first instruction to click on a person's skin in the photo, using the Skin Tone Picker which is this tool right here.

The photo will be adjusted based on this point meaning that it matters exactly where I click on the photo. So I am going to come in and click on a really red part of the photo right here and you can see a change in the color right away. I think that result is way too yellow, so I am going to go up to the Reset Panel button at the top of the Guided Edit Column and click and that resets the photo to the original color. It also collapsed the Photo Bin at the bottom of the screen and zoomed in on the photo. So I am going to up here and just zoom back to 100%.

You can do this as many times as you want getting a different result each time you Reset and click somewhere. So let me try a less red part of the face and that's a better starting point I think. Now I'll do what the next instruction says, Use the sliders to further refine the colors. So these sliders just change the color a bit. I can try the Tan slider maybe dragging that to the left to bring back a little bit of red, and there's also a Blush slider, try dragging that to the right. I like that result a little better. The Light slider changes the overall color balance from cooler tones if I go to left, to warmer tones, if I go to the right.

So I will take that somewhere around here. When I get a result that I'm happy with I'll click Done, and that closes the Correct Skin Tones Guided Edit and takes me back to the list of Guided Edits. I still have one more step and that is to Save and Close the image which I can do from the File menu or I can just click the X to begin the process of closing and saving. Which is just like the process, I showed you in the last chapter for the Quick Edit workspace.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11
Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

39 video lessons · 6417 viewers

Jan Kabili
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 9m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What is Elements?
      2m 36s
    3. Getting acquainted with Elements workspaces
      5m 45s
  2. 19m 37s
    1. Working with catalogs
      4m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      3m 41s
    3. Importing photos from your computer
      2m 49s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      4m 50s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      3m 55s
  3. 11m 9s
    1. Cropping in Photo Fix
      4m 52s
    2. Applying one-click adjustments in Photo Fix
      4m 27s
    3. Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix
      1m 50s
  4. 27m 6s
    1. Working in Quick Edit
      6m 8s
    2. Adjusting lighting
      3m 41s
    3. Adjusting color
      4m 4s
    4. Making selective adjustments
      4m 33s
    5. Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
      4m 53s
    6. Saving edited images
      3m 47s
  5. 8m 46s
    1. Working in Guided Edit
      2m 56s
    2. Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit
      2m 44s
    3. Applying a vignette in Guided Edit
      3m 6s
  6. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the Expert Edit interface
      4m 49s
    2. Working with layers
      8m 55s
    3. Working with selections
      6m 18s
    4. Improving photos with adjustment layers
      5m 37s
    5. Editing automatically with actions
      2m 34s
    6. Adding text
      4m 33s
  7. 36m 37s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      4m 30s
    2. Managing files and folders
      4m 35s
    3. Organizing using People
      8m 43s
    4. Organizing using Places
      5m 1s
    5. Organizing using Events
      3m 28s
    6. Keyword tagging
      4m 12s
    7. Grouping photos into albums
      6m 8s
  8. 10m 1s
    1. Making a photo creation
      7m 39s
    2. Outputting a photo creation
      2m 22s
  9. 11m 6s
    1. Sending photos by email
      4m 49s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 9s
    3. Exporting photos
      3m 8s
  10. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.