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Adding color to makeup

From: Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

Video: Adding color to makeup

Let's go ahead and take a look at how we can use the Adjustment Brush in order to make some Tone and Enhancement adjustments to this particular image. Let's press the K key in order to select the Adjustment Brush. And then the next thing that we're going to do is zoom in on this photograph, and this beautiful photograph was contributed by photographer Kevin Thomas. Kevin, thanks a ton for contributing this one, beautiful shot! Let's say that what I want to do is first work on the makeup. So with the Adjustment Brush selected I want to make sure Auto Mask is turned on.

Adding color to makeup

Let's go ahead and take a look at how we can use the Adjustment Brush in order to make some Tone and Enhancement adjustments to this particular image. Let's press the K key in order to select the Adjustment Brush. And then the next thing that we're going to do is zoom in on this photograph, and this beautiful photograph was contributed by photographer Kevin Thomas. Kevin, thanks a ton for contributing this one, beautiful shot! Let's say that what I want to do is first work on the makeup. So with the Adjustment Brush selected I want to make sure Auto Mask is turned on.

So I'm going to click on this check box or press the M key. I also want to make sure that Show Mask is turned off. That's going to be too distracting here, so I'm going to click that off. Then I also find these Pins distracting, so let's click off this check box as well. Next up, what we want to do is add some color, so I'm going to click in the Color chip. In this case I want to add a nice bright vivid color here, and this color is going to be too saturated. Yet it will be helpful for demo purposes because we can see what it looks like, and then see how we can make it even better.

Okay, well let's click OK here. In regards to our brush, we want a real low Feather, real low Flow, both of those pretty low. And we'll go ahead and hover over the image, and we simply want to make sure the Crosshairs cover the area that we want to work on. So in this case I'm just painting over this area of the photograph, bringing in this new color here, and I'll do so on the other eye as well. The nice thing about doing this is it's really just bringing it in just to that area where I want it. If ever we make a mistake, we know how to correct that, right? All we need to do is hold down the Option key on a Mac, Alt key on a PC, and then we can go ahead and click and paint to paint this away in a few little areas there, and just another little area I need to fix up right there.

Well, so far so good. We now have this new makeup color. It's a little bit over-saturated. We can change that or soften it up a bit by clicking on this Color chip, and in the Color Picker all that we need to do is to lower the Saturation. Now, once we do that we can see we have a much more believable and perhaps more interesting color. We can of course choose different colors as well, and we can crank those up in regards to their saturation, or we can bring them back down. In my case, I just want a little subtle color enhancement. I'll click OK.

Then I'll press the P key. That's the shortcut to show the before and then now the after. All right! Well I better saturate that a bit more so you can actually see it. Let me leave it a little higher. Click OK here. Press the P key. There we have it, before and after. All right! Well, what else could we do with color? Let's create a new adjustment. Press the N key. Well, with these exact same settings, except with more Feather and a little bit larger brush size and a little bit less Flow, let's go ahead and paint across the cheeks here.

All that I want to do is just bring a little bit of tone here into the cheeks. I want to liven this up a little bit and make it look a little bit more healthy. As I do that, we can see that I'm just bringing in this nice amount of color here. Now, if ever we have too much color, as you know, pull down the Option key or the Alt key and just paint it away. And it's kind of a nice way to kind of begin to work on the area that you're going to be affecting. Next, if we want a different shade or different color, click on your Color Picker. Here we can choose a different color, perhaps something a little bit more red.

Click OK, and now here we have it, our before and then our after, working with some color on the cheeks. Now we could do the same thing with the lips except the lips are pretty bright. So rather than Color, let's work on Density. Press the N key for a new adjustment. Let's drag our Exposure down, Contrast up a bit. Then what I'm going to do is make my brush nice and small here and just paint across this area of the photograph, and just working on those lips, and I'm adding a little bit of a Hue.

And in my case I'm not really liking the Hue shift there, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to turn that off by clicking on the Color chip. Next, I'll choose white. That means no color and here I'll click OK. Well, now at this juncture because Auto Mask is turned on, my brush strokes aren't very good. So I'm going to turn Auto Mask off, and really even that out. Now in other words what was happening is I was trying to make a selection of little areas in between the lips, and it just looked a little bit unnatural.

So, in this case it's going to be better without Auto Mask, and here I'm going to just darken up the lips a touch there, try to find a nice spot for them, a little bit more Contrast. Now that I've done that, perhaps a touch of Brightness to even that out a little bit. Click on our Preview button. Here we have it, before and then after. Working on the lips, also the eye color, the cheek color, and now that I look at the lips I'm thinking you know what? That was too dark. Let's see here. Perhaps something a little bit more subtle, and perhaps even a little bit of color in there.

So let's see if we can bring in some color into those lips. I'll go ahead and check to see if I can find a color that might work here. All right! That's looking nice. We'll click OK. I'll press the P key. Here we have our before, press the P key again, and now we have our after. Now, of course the amount of the color shift that I've created here is a little bit over the top, yet I have done that so that you can see the actual change. Now, if ever you want to go back and modify this so it's a little bit more subtle and a little bit more interesting, we'll press the V key.

That will then show the Pins, then simply click on one of these Pins and then go back to the Color Picker here. In this case, we can lower the Saturation. And I'll just do this all the way around here to do something that would be just a touch more realistic, and then lower that one down as well. Click OK. Press the V key again to hide those and then look at my before and after one more time. I can do so. There is that before, and now there is that after, subtle yet significant color enhancements.

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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

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  1. 8m 57s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Should I use Adobe Camera Raw or Photoshop?
      3m 22s
    3. What is Camera Raw?
      3m 45s
    4. Using the exercise files
      56s
  2. 21m 7s
    1. Bridge overview and preferences
      4m 9s
    2. Camera Raw preferences
      3m 17s
    3. Raw vs. JPG or TIFF files
      3m 5s
    4. Choosing a native raw file or a digital negative (DNG)
      6m 13s
    5. Converting or saving to the DNG format
      4m 23s
  3. 28m 44s
    1. Project overview: Cover photo shoot
      2m 6s
    2. Auto-toning and correcting white balance
      3m 3s
    3. Cropping and composing
      2m 35s
    4. Enhancing color and tone
      2m 39s
    5. Removing distractions
      2m 46s
    6. Sharpening and noise reduction
      2m 29s
    7. Converting to black and white
      2m 24s
    8. Adding a vignette
      2m 10s
    9. Making a localized correction
      1m 45s
    10. Creating snapshots of memorable looks
      3m 11s
    11. Re-editing Camera Raw settings
      57s
    12. Working with multiple adjustments
      2m 39s
  4. 16m 13s
    1. Navigating the interface and the toolbar
      5m 5s
    2. Image adjustment tabs and panels
      5m 8s
    3. Using the histogram
      2m 4s
    4. Previewing before and after different adjustments
      2m 4s
    5. Working with multiple files
      1m 52s
  5. 23m 17s
    1. Opening raw files in Bridge
      6m 3s
    2. Opening JPGs and TIFFs in Bridge
      3m 28s
    3. Accessing Camera Raw from Mini Bridge
      2m 57s
    4. Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options
      3m 35s
    5. Saving from Camera Raw
      3m 5s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object
      1m 41s
    7. Creating a duplicate file
      2m 28s
  6. 13m 56s
    1. Using the Crop and Straighten tools
      2m 23s
    2. Working with the Crop tool
      3m 39s
    3. Cropping with an aspect ratio
      2m 26s
    4. Composing with the Crop tool
      2m 33s
    5. Creative cropping
      2m 55s
  7. 10m 29s
    1. Improving color balance
      2m 23s
    2. Using the White Balance tool and controls
      1m 35s
    3. Color correcting with white balance cards
      2m 31s
    4. White balance vision and creativity
      2m 22s
    5. Color balance resources
      1m 38s
  8. 30m 17s
    1. Deconstructing the basic adjustments
      3m 59s
    2. Recovering highlights
      2m 29s
    3. Making basic exposure enhancements
      1m 59s
    4. Making basic adjustments more quickly
      2m 18s
    5. The relationship between tone and color
      2m 40s
    6. Enhancing color and tone
      1m 9s
    7. Demystifying clarity
      3m 36s
    8. Increasing clarity
      3m 48s
    9. Understanding Vibrance and Saturation
      2m 28s
    10. Improving color with Vibrance
      2m 4s
    11. Using Vibrance and Saturation together
      1m 38s
    12. Color creativity
      2m 9s
  9. 8m 55s
    1. Learning about the parametric and point tone curves
      4m 53s
    2. Using the parametric curve
      2m 7s
    3. Using the point curve
      1m 55s
  10. 15m 29s
    1. Removing blemishes on a face
      4m 36s
    2. Cloning away small background distractions
      3m 37s
    3. Removing distracting background elements
      1m 55s
    4. Cleaning up a studio background
      1m 31s
    5. Removing dust on the lens or the camera sensor
      2m 25s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 25s
  11. 46m 13s
    1. Demystifying the Adjustment Brush
      3m 37s
    2. Correcting exposure by brightening shadows
      2m 23s
    3. Painting an effect into a photograph
      4m 41s
    4. Increasing visual interest by brightening shadows
      4m 3s
    5. Increasing visual interest by heightening saturation
      5m 0s
    6. Whitening teeth
      3m 33s
    7. Adding color to makeup
      5m 58s
    8. Changing color
      4m 12s
    9. Selective sharpening
      6m 8s
    10. Eye sharpening and skin smoothing workflow
      4m 28s
    11. Creating custom Adjustment Brush presets
      2m 10s
  12. 11m 33s
    1. Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter
      4m 55s
    2. Reducing exposure with the Graduated Filter
      3m 15s
    3. Creative effects with the Graduated Filter
      3m 23s
  13. 33m 26s
    1. Noise reduction
      6m 33s
    2. Reducing noise and sharpening
      6m 36s
    3. Sharpening more effectively
      7m 18s
    4. Edge sharpening in an architectural photograph
      3m 1s
    5. Sharpening a portrait
      2m 3s
    6. Using the Detail panel to soften skin
      7m 55s
  14. 16m 18s
    1. Introducing HSL
      3m 38s
    2. Modifying color and tone
      3m 52s
    3. Enhancing a fashion photograph
      3m 5s
    4. Enhancing color and tone with HSL
      3m 16s
    5. Getting creative with color
      2m 27s
  15. 13m 59s
    1. The black-and-white controls
      2m 43s
    2. A simple black-and-white conversion
      2m 5s
    3. Using multiple panels to create a black-and-white image
      3m 52s
    4. Creating a dramatic black-and-white landscape
      5m 19s
  16. 6m 40s
    1. Traditional black-and-white toning
      3m 26s
    2. Toning a color photo creatively
      3m 14s
  17. 11m 17s
    1. Deconstructing the Lens Correction controls
      3m 48s
    2. Correcting lens vignette
      1m 59s
    3. Correcting lens vignette more quickly
      1m 21s
    4. Correcting chromatic aberration and defringing
      4m 9s
  18. 16m 30s
    1. Understanding the Effects controls
      5m 54s
    2. Using the Post Crop Vignette for creative effects
      3m 23s
    3. Adding film grain to a black-and-white image
      2m 18s
    4. Adding film grain with Camera Raw and Photoshop
      4m 55s
  19. 14m 4s
    1. Introducing the Camera Calibration panel
      3m 39s
    2. Comparing color options with Snapshot
      2m 47s
    3. Creative color with the Camera Calibration controls
      4m 48s
    4. Camera Calibration resources
      2m 50s
  20. 9m 41s
    1. Introducing presets
      2m 27s
    2. Applying presets to multiple images
      3m 9s
    3. Preset resources
      4m 5s
  21. 10m 0s
    1. Quick raw processing of multiple files
      4m 38s
    2. Recording an action
      3m 15s
    3. Batch processing multiple images
      2m 7s
  22. 13m 52s
    1. Creative vivid color
      3m 30s
    2. Working with split toning
      2m 14s
    3. Applying soft and warm colors
      1m 25s
    4. Adding warm, muted colors
      2m 28s
    5. Adding and reducing false color
      4m 15s
  23. 7m 58s
    1. Additional resources
      3m 11s
    2. Camera Raw and Lightroom
      4m 19s
    3. Goodbye
      28s

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