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Modifying lip color


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Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Training

with Chris Orwig

Video: Modifying lip color

In this movie we are going to take a look at how we can improve the lips in regards to the color of the makeup on the lips. So in order to do this we are going to create a Curves adjustment. Let's click on the Adjustment layer icon and then choose good old Curves. Next we are going to the Red channel. So go and select Red and we are going to increase the red, really focusing in on the lips. And say you know, this might be an interesting color, yet it's really hard to tell because it's shifting the color in the entire image. So how do we fix that? It is really simple. We navigate over to the Masks panel and then choose Color Range.
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  1. 3m 22s
    1. Introduction
      2m 35s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 16m 23s
    1. Initial retouching considerations
      5m 21s
    2. Retouching workflow strategies
      3m 57s
    3. Retouching roadmap: Making notes
      2m 33s
    4. Using a Wacom Tablet
      2m 21s
    5. Resources and inspiration
      2m 11s
  3. 19m 44s
    1. White balancing in Adobe Camera Raw
      5m 51s
    2. White balancing with curves
      3m 10s
    3. Fine-tuning color with curves
      2m 17s
    4. Color-correcting white and black points in a photo
      3m 32s
    5. Color-correcting with a color card
      2m 59s
    6. Applying curves adjustments to another image
      1m 55s
  4. 35m 38s
    1. Reducing red skin tones
      3m 36s
    2. Correcting and enhancing skin colors
      2m 46s
    3. Introducing skin tone color correction
      3m 1s
    4. Color-correcting skin by the numbers
      2m 59s
    5. Color-correcting light skin tones: Male
      3m 25s
    6. Color-correcting light skin tones: Female
      2m 40s
    7. Color-correcting light skin tones: Children
      2m 46s
    8. Color-correcting medium light skin tones: Female
      2m 46s
    9. Color-correcting medium dark skin tones: Male
      3m 44s
    10. Color-correcting dark skin tones: Male
      5m 15s
    11. Color-correcting dark skin tones: Female
      2m 40s
  5. 34m 29s
    1. Using the Spot Removal tool
      5m 11s
    2. Deconstructing Clone and Heal spot removal
      2m 59s
    3. Cleaning up small skin variations
      5m 36s
    4. Reducing blemishes and skin shine
      3m 54s
    5. Cleaning up a portrait backdrop
      1m 39s
    6. Cleaning up a backdrop
      4m 33s
    7. Reducing wrinkles and Camera Raw workflow
      7m 46s
    8. Removing lens dust from images
      2m 51s
  6. 1h 1m
    1. Creative tip: Leaving crumbs
      1m 8s
    2. Removing background distractions
      7m 31s
    3. Removing elements with the Patch tool
      8m 27s
    4. Removing T-shirt graphics
      4m 6s
    5. Removing distractions near subjects
      6m 5s
    6. Simplifying a background
      7m 24s
    7. Cleaning up small facial details
      5m 50s
    8. Simple skin retouching project
      7m 29s
    9. Reducing hot spots
      4m 56s
    10. Cleaning up small hair details
      9m 2s
  7. 19m 39s
    1. Taking notes on an image
      2m 8s
    2. Cleaning up small details
      7m 12s
    3. Improving an eyebrow
      4m 13s
    4. Working on shadows
      6m 6s
  8. 15m 37s
    1. Creative tip: Letting go of perfection
      1m 25s
    2. Cleaning up the background
      4m 28s
    3. Improving the face
      5m 8s
    4. Cleaning up the details
      4m 36s
  9. 24m 41s
    1. Cleaning up the background
      5m 43s
    2. Improving background tone and texture
      6m 21s
    3. Fixing details and wrinkles
      4m 33s
    4. Final detail corrections
      4m 22s
    5. Bonus color enhancements
      3m 42s
  10. 38m 51s
    1. Creative tip: Movie critic
      58s
    2. Correcting tone with the Adjustment brush: Male
      5m 31s
    3. Correcting tone with the Adjustment brush: Female
      4m 58s
    4. Brightening with the Dodge tool
      3m 37s
    5. Correcting tone with curves
      5m 9s
    6. Enhancing with curves and the Burn tool
      3m 40s
    7. Quickly correcting tone with curves
      3m 35s
    8. Brightening with soft light blending
      4m 35s
    9. Darkening corners with soft light blending
      3m 54s
    10. Enhancing tone with shadows and highlights
      2m 54s
  11. 36m 11s
    1. Reducing shallow wrinkles with the Healing brush
      4m 32s
    2. Reducing wrinkles with Clone Stamp blending
      4m 2s
    3. Reducing deeper wrinkles with the Healing brush
      5m 57s
    4. Organizing layers and masking
      3m 15s
    5. Using the Dodge tool and blending modes on wrinkles
      4m 9s
    6. Using cloning, healing, and curves on wrinkles
      7m 33s
    7. Removing face and garment wrinkles for a magazine cover
      6m 43s
  12. 1h 1m
    1. Creative tip: Art and craft
      59s
    2. Adding sparkle to the eyes
      4m 25s
    3. Enhancing eye details
      3m 55s
    4. Brightening eyes
      6m 4s
    5. Improving eyes and darkening edges
      5m 38s
    6. Improving eyes with curves and color
      5m 3s
    7. Enhancing eyes with curves
      3m 42s
    8. Changing eye color
      6m 18s
    9. Adding a catch light
      2m 19s
    10. Sharpening eyes behind glasses
      4m 27s
    11. Whitening eyes
      2m 24s
    12. Whitening eyes in detail
      7m 44s
    13. Creating "Hollywood eyes"
      3m 24s
    14. Modifying pupils and eye edges
      5m 11s
  13. 15m 27s
    1. Reshaping an eyebrow
      3m 24s
    2. Improving texture around an eyebrow
      3m 8s
    3. Darkening an eyebrow
      3m 50s
    4. Adding mascara to increase eyelash density
      2m 11s
    5. Adding eyelashes
      2m 54s
  14. 18m 13s
    1. Enhancing lip color and tone
      3m 22s
    2. Using curves and Hue/Saturation to improve lips
      4m 29s
    3. Adding dimension, shine, tone, and color
      4m 11s
    4. Improving shape and tone
      6m 11s
  15. 11m 53s
    1. Creative tip: Ansel Adams
      1m 36s
    2. Whitening teeth with the Dodge tool
      2m 14s
    3. Whitening teeth with Hue/Saturation
      5m 17s
    4. Removing a gap between teeth
      2m 46s
  16. 35m 20s
    1. Patching a gap in hair
      2m 45s
    2. Covering hair discoloration
      3m 20s
    3. Brightening hair for emphasis
      3m 8s
    4. Brightening dark roots
      4m 27s
    5. Adding hair
      4m 39s
    6. Fixing roots and hair color
      4m 17s
    7. Removing flyaway hairs
      12m 44s
  17. 36m 12s
    1. Additional makeup resources
      1m 30s
    2. Brightening shadowed areas on the face
      2m 46s
    3. Adding color to the cheeks
      4m 59s
    4. Improving the lips
      3m 3s
    5. Modifying lip color
      4m 28s
    6. Adding makeup
      3m 31s
    7. Modifying eye makeup color
      4m 58s
    8. Increasing color saturation and variety
      3m 19s
    9. Changing eye makeup color
      3m 15s
    10. Creating dimensions with contours
      4m 23s
  18. 45m 6s
    1. Creative tip: Know when to hold 'em
      1m 18s
    2. Reducing skin highlights
      4m 15s
    3. Cleaning up small skin blemishes
      5m 19s
    4. Healing small skin blemishes
      3m 16s
    5. Minimizing color variance
      3m 31s
    6. Reducing small details
      4m 40s
    7. Advanced skin enhancement
      6m 17s
    8. Beauty skin workflow
      8m 50s
    9. Fashion project pt. 1: Background cleanup
      4m 21s
    10. Fashion project pt. 2: Skin cleanup
      3m 19s
  19. 1h 5m
    1. Basic skin cleanup
      2m 49s
    2. Advanced blemish removal
      6m 39s
    3. Skin softening
      7m 5s
    4. Basic skin cleanup
      3m 42s
    5. Enhancing texture and tone
      5m 12s
    6. Basic retouching final steps
      4m 27s
    7. Final skin softening
      6m 53s
    8. High-Pass skin softening
      7m 38s
    9. Creating a skin-softening action
      7m 18s
    10. Speeding up skin softening with masking
      7m 1s
    11. Skin cleanup and softening with Camera Raw
      6m 53s
  20. 57m 34s
    1. Creative tip: The ethics of retouching
      1m 31s
    2. Yoga project
      8m 52s
    3. Fashion project pt. 1: Improving the facial expression
      2m 44s
    4. Fashion project pt. 2: Changing the arms
      4m 43s
    5. Fashion project pt. 3: Modifying the legs
      2m 54s
    6. Fashion project pt. 4: Increasing the height
      2m 29s
    7. Fashion project pt. 5: Working with light
      6m 4s
    8. Flamenco project pt. 1: Modifying the waist
      3m 37s
    9. Flamenco project pt. 2: Improving the waist
      1m 54s
    10. Flamenco project pt. 3: Adding height
      2m 16s
    11. Flamenco project pt. 4: Color and tone
      2m 52s
    12. Muscles project pt. 1: Introducing the Liquefy filter
      2m 46s
    13. Muscles project pt. 2: Using the Liquefy filter
      5m 13s
    14. Muscles project pt. 3: Burning and dodging
      6m 19s
    15. Muscles project pt. 4: Using curves
      3m 20s
  21. 43m 32s
    1. Improving the jaw line with Forward Warp Liquefy
      3m 21s
    2. Improving the jaw line with Push Left Liquefy
      3m 25s
    3. Improving the jaw line with the Free Transform tool
      1m 55s
    4. Creating simple symmetry in the face
      7m 21s
    5. Improving the Shape of Eyes, Ears, Nose and Face
      3m 49s
    6. Tailor fitting a wedding dress
      2m 32s
    7. Improving the face
      3m 20s
    8. Reducing the stomach size
      4m 29s
    9. Correcting distortion
      8m 49s
    10. Combining multiple exposures
      4m 31s
  22. 46m 0s
    1. Creative tip: Seal on photography
      1m 28s
    2. Color-correcting skin tones
      4m 8s
    3. Reducing blemishes
      3m 33s
    4. Enhancing tone
      3m 22s
    5. Adding makeup
      5m 17s
    6. Creating dimension with contours
      2m 57s
    7. Sharpening eyes
      5m 22s
    8. Improving eyes
      4m 44s
    9. Lightening dark roots
      1m 26s
    10. Smoothing skin
      3m 38s
    11. Enhancing color
      3m 29s
    12. Modifying the background
      6m 36s
  23. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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A portrait can be a cherished possession for a lifetime, and now making perfect portraits is just one Photoshop course away. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his vast knowledge of Photoshop to focus on the specific tools every photographer needs to adjust images and keep them looking genuine. Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Training explores this program's deep resources and inspires photographers to do their creative best with everything from blemishes to backdrops. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the art of retouching
  • Using color correction tools to correct skin tone
  • Detailing and improving eyes and other facial features
  • Working with the Camera Raw Adjustment brush
  • Adding and improving hair
  • Whitening and brightening teeth
  • Softening skin and enhancing makeup
  • Subtly improving physique
  • Reviewing the final workflow for the best work possible
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Modifying lip color

In this movie we are going to take a look at how we can improve the lips in regards to the color of the makeup on the lips. So in order to do this we are going to create a Curves adjustment. Let's click on the Adjustment layer icon and then choose good old Curves. Next we are going to the Red channel. So go and select Red and we are going to increase the red, really focusing in on the lips. And say you know, this might be an interesting color, yet it's really hard to tell because it's shifting the color in the entire image. So how do we fix that? It is really simple. We navigate over to the Masks panel and then choose Color Range.

Color Range is really unique. What it allows us to do is to use one of our eyedroppers and sample a color. So I sampled the color here in the lips. We are going to turn Localized color clusters on. Grab my eyedropper with the plus icon and I'm just going to click and drag across this and then lower the range here. So I'm just working on the lips and I'll go ahead and add more color to this. So I'm going to go ahead and click and drag across the lips. And this selection isn't going to be perfect but it is going to be pretty good start and I'll go ahead and make my through that. Lower the range even more. So I just have those lips and again it is a pretty decent start. If I go too far, grab the eyedropper with the minus icon and minus away the skin here. You can see my mask is being cleaned-up up top. That is a pretty good mask. Go ahead and click OK.

Well now that we have that, here is our before and then here is our after. Let's zoom in a little bit and take a look at this mask. How do we know if this mask is good enough for us? What you can do is hold down the Option key on the Mac, Alt key on a PC and click on your mask. Now when you do that, one of the things that I notice here with my mask is it definitely isn't good enough. There is some problems. So we go ahead and grab my Brush tool. I'm going to setup the paint with black at 100%. 100% here, black in the foreground color. I'm just going to paint away the edges over here. Make my brush a little bit smaller. All right, great! Now sometimes looking at your mask in this black and white view really helps out.

Other times it is not very helpful, because you can't truly see the transition edge. You can assume well, maybe this is where the transition edge is, but you don't necessarily know. Well how then could you see the mask in another way that might be even more helpful? What you can do is hold down the Option key on a Mac and the Shift key, on a PC that is Alt+Shift, and if you Alt+Shift -click something, you can see in this red rubylith overlay. Now in this red rubylith overlay what I can do then is I can grab one of my colors like black or white and I can say you know what? Actually what I need to do is mask away a little bit more of this. In addition the mask that I had there wasn't very good. It was a little bit too harsh.

Now all that I'm trying to do here is just get you to begin to think of how you can work with masking. Is this the only way to make this selection and modify the lips here? No! There are number of other techniques that you can use as well but it just kind of a helpful way to begin to see things and know how to use your masks even better. Well then the Option key and the Shift key on a Mac, Alt key and the Shift key on a PC and then look at your before and after. You can always simply work on your mask in this view as well. Well let's zoom out a little bit and now that we zooming out, one of the things I notice is I want to fix my mask even a little bit more.

So I'll grab the Brush tool and I'm going to paint with white here and I'm painting at 100%. So I'm going to take that down about 80% by pressing the 8 key. I just want to bring some of this color out just a bit there, into that portion of the lip, and also up here I want to bring out a little bit more color there, again just filling that out, just a touch there. Press the 0 key. Make my brush a little smaller and again just bring some of that color out right there. All right, great! Well so far so good. You can see that we can continually modify that, hit the X key, mask away certain areas, and just make the best of it.

Well now that we have the lip color here, how can we change that? Well, double-Click the icon for the Curves adjustment layer and there are so many different options here. We can go on to Green-Magenta channel. I'll make this a little bit more Magenta. We could also go to that Blue-Yellow channel. Add a little bit of blue, make it a little bit more of a purple color or add a little bit more yellow. We have a little bit of a deeper red and of course we can continually modify this. I'll go ahead and modify this just a touch here and lower our opacity. It is really helpful to see what it was like before and then bring in a little bit of hue. How about right about there? I think that looks nice. Here is our before and then after. Let's take a look at our overall before and after to see how we are doing. Here is the overall before and then the after. Just a little bit of makeup work can really make some helpful improvements here. And I lower the opacity even more. I want a little bit more of a subtle color shift there.

All right, well now that we improved the color on the lips, let's begin to improve the color around the eyes and we will do that in the next movie.

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