Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing color and tone, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
At this stage, we're going to focus in on how we can reduce color variation, and…this is going to be a really subtle adjustment, and then we'll take a look at…how we can brighten up the image.…In both situations, we'll be using adjustment layers, and then we'll paint in the…adjustment with a mask.…Well first, let's work on the color.…If we go ahead and click on our Adjustment Layer icon, we can choose Solid Color.…Now here just pick any old color.…It doesn't really matter, and click OK.…And we have this random color selected to illustrate that we can target the mask…and press Command+I to conceal whatever that color is.…
Now, we can double-click this and then sample a color in our image and choose…one of these interesting tones -…it doesn't have a lot of red in it - and then go ahead and click OK.…Next step, target the mask.…Select your Brush tool.…We want to paint with a real low opacity, say somewhere around 10%, or less even.…With a nice, soft-edged brush, we're just going to paint over a few of these…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projectswith Chris Orwig4h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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