Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Brightening eyes and teeth in a filtered portrait, part of Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Mastery.
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This movie has nothing what's so ever to do with filtering. But, I do want to finish off this effect by brightening up the eyes and the teeth, in order to achieve this effect here. And this is largely a function of selecting these elements using the Color range command. So I'll go ahead and switch over to my image in progress, and if you are working along with me, scroll down a list so you can see the Bottom Portrait Layer, go ahead and click on it to make it active, and we want to make a copy of it by pressing Cntl+J or Cmd+J on the MAC. Then go ahead and click on the bottom of the two portrait layers and Alter-option click on its eye ball, so that we are viewing this layer independently of the others.
Next go ahead and right click on this Double Box Icon, or on the FX icon, either will do, and choose this command here Clear Layer Style. For what it's worth, my menu's appearing in to columns because I have such a short screen. But regardless of the height of your screen, you'll end up with this effect here. Next, go on to the Select Menu and choose the Color Range command. Set the fuzzyness value to it's default, which is 40. You want localized Color Clusters to be turned off. And then, go ahead and click someplace inside the y to the i, and press the Shift key and drag around inside some other portions of the eye as well.
You may want to take care not to get any of the red, that is the red veins in the eye, because that may open up the selection too far. Then, Shift drag across the teeth like so, taking care not to drift into the gums or the tongue or anything like that. And you should end up with an effect that looks something like this, here inside the preview. Make sure the Invert check box is turned off, and then click OK to generate that initial selection. Now switch over to the Channel's Panel, and go ahead and drop down to the Save selection as Channel Icon, and press the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac and click on it, so that we can name the channel as we create it. And I'm going to go ahead and call this one eyes and teeth, and then click OK. Now press Ctrl+ D, or Cmd+D on the Mac in order to deselect the Image, and switch to the eyes and teeth channel, so that we can take a crack at modifying it. And the easiest way to work where this particular image is concerned, is to grab your rectangular Marquee Tool.
And then generally select the regions that your going to keep, such as this eye, and then Shift drag around this eye, taking care of course to give yourself some margin. And then Shift drag around the mouth like so, and now go up the the Select menu and choose the Inverse command or press Ctrl+Shift+I or Cmd+Shift+ I on a Mac. Press the D key in order to establish the default colors which when working with masks are white for the foreground and black for the background. And then press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on the Mac, in order to produce this hilarious effect here.
Now press Ctrl+D or Cmd+D on the Mac in order to deselect the Image, and I'll Zoom in on the teeth. Now what I want to do, is switch to the Lasso tool, that you can get either by clicking on it, or pressing the Alt key of course. I'll go ahead and drag around these top teeth like so in order to Select them, and then Shift drag around these bottom teeth. You don't have to get it exactly right by the way, for this specific effect. Now let's go ahead and Zoom out a little bit. And I'm going to Inverse this selection again, this time from the keyboard, by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I, or Cmd+Shift+I on a Mac. And now I'll press the M key to switch to the Rectangular Marquee tool, as you can see here in the Toolbox, and then press the Shift and Alt keys. I have to shift an option on a Mac, and drag around this region like so, in order to make sure that your not messing up the eyes, which you can't see but are currently selected up above.
And that will select just this region around the teeth, and now press Ctrl+backspace or Cmd+Delete on a Mac in order to fill that area with black, and then you can click on the Image to deselect it. Alright now let's scroll up to the eyes and Zoom on in to this extremely scary at this point, left eye. And I'll press the L key in order to grab my Lasso Tool, and I am going to press and hold the Alt key, it's the Option key on the Mac and just click around here. You don't need to select this little thing right there by the way, that's part of it's flesh.
Then go ahead and click, click all around the eye, we don't need this junk over there. We do need this stuff, and then you've got to take a little bit of care underneath the eye, just a little bit though. Again, you don't have to make the world's best selection, in order to select this region like so. Now, you may ask me, how do I know I don't need to select this stuff and, in particular, this thing right there? How do I know that's not part of the eye? Well, at anytime, we can just switch back to the image and take a look at it and go, oh yeah, that's something I do not need to select. And you can see that I've selected outside the eye, quite a bit actually into the eye lid, but that doesn't matter because that region is already black inside of my mask. So I will go and switch back to my mask in progress, and then I will press Ctrl+Shift I or Cmd+Shift I in a Mac, in order to Reverse the selection so the eye is the one thing that's not selected at this point. Then I'll press the M key to switch to my Rectangular Marquee Tool, I'll press and hold the Shift and Alt keys, that's Shift and Option on the Mac, and drag around this region like so, in order to limit my selection, and now I'll press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on the Mac, to fill that region with black. Let's grab that last horrifying eye, we'll go ahead and scroll over to it, press the L key in order to switch to the Lasso tool, press and hold the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac, and, click around the eye like so, this is non eye over there, so you don't need to select it. This little thing right there is not eye either, it's some sort of eye liquid, so you don't really have to select it if you don't want, it doesn't really matter. And then go ahead and click around like so. Go through the same ritual, Ctrl+Shift+I, Cmd+Shift+I on a Mac, press the M key to switch to the Rectangular Marquee Tool.
Press the Shift and Alt keys so the Shift and Option keys on the Mac, Drag around this region like so. That will limit your selection to just what you see here on screen. Then press Ctrl+Backspace or Cmd+Delete on a Mac in order to fill that region with black. And now if you Zoom out a little bit, you should be able to see that you have just the eyes and teeth selected. And if you end up with this thing on one of the eyes, where you didn't quite get all of the white of the eye, then you can take advantage of this trick. You can select the Brush tool, which you can get by pressing the B key, Right-click inside the Image window, and reduce the Hardness value to 0%. And then go ahead and press the Enter key, or the Return key on a Mac, to hide that panel, and change the Blend Mode up here in the Options bar from Normal to Overlay.
Your foreground color should be white, and then you can go ahead and paint that region away like so. Once you're done, you may want to go ahead and reset your Blend Mode to Normal, because generally speaking you don't want to paint with overlay. So I'll switch back to the Rectangular Marquee, and I'll go ahead and load up this guy as a selection by pressing the Ctrl key, or the Cmd key on a Mac, and clicking on this eyes and teeth channel right here. Then I'll switch back to the Archie B image, switch back to the Layers Panel as well.
Lets go ahead and Zoom out a little bit so we can see what we're doing. And with that bottom most Portrait layer selected, go ahead and drop down to the Add Layer Mask icon and click on it, and that will mask away everything except the eyes and the teeth. Now that looks pretty weird at this point, which is why we need to bring back the other layers by pressing the Alt key, or the Option key on a Mac and clicking on that eyeball in front of that bottom most Portrait layer. And you'll end up with this effect here. Two changes I want to make, one is I want to get rid of the color.
And you can do that by pressing the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac, for about the 15 time, and dragging Color Overlay here, on to this bottom most Portrait Layer, and that will go ahead and lead you way the colors you can see. And then, I'm going to change to Blend Mode from this layer from Normal to Screen, in order to brighten things up dramatically, and that's a little bit too much brightness in my opinion. So, I'll press the Escape key, so that my Blend Mode Pop-up menu is no longer selected here on the PC.
And then I'll press the 5 key, to reduce the opacity of this layer to 50%, and we end up with this effect here. Now, press Shift F in order to switch to the Full Screen Mode. And I'll Zoom in and you can see, that is the final version of the pencil sketch effect, created in part by texturizing the foreground image, using its own paper texture background.
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