Portraiture is another area that can benefit from selective Lab equalization adjustments. In this video, learn how to apply this kind of enhancement attractively to lips and eyes.
- [Instructor] Enhancing portraits and faces … using LAB channel equalizations is like … makeup in post production. … Lips can become redder and eyes can become more colorful. … Just as when lipstick, mascara and so on … is applied in real life, in Photoshop … one needs to handle these powerful adjustments with care. … The goal is to enhance in such a way … that no one notices that the enhancements have been made … which is much of the time the art of good makeup … in real life as well as in Photoshop. … Let's start with this portrait of two women … with their faces photographed from above. … The goal is to enhance their already nice eyes, … make their lips a bit redder … and add some highlights to their hair. … All this without laying on the virtual makeup … so thickly as to be distracting. … Convert the image into LAB color. … Image, Mode, LAB Color. … Make a duplicate layer. … Layer, Duplicate Layer. … And we're going to use this one as a B equalization … for the eyes and hair. … And then choose the B channel in the channels palette. …
- Converting images to Lab Color space
- Applying Curves to Lab channels
- Selective sharpening
- Inverting channels
- Making per-channel equalizations
- Using the Lab action
- Combining Lab Color with blending modes
- Making patterns with Lab images
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop: Backgrounds and Textureswith Harold Davis2h 18m Intermediate
Enhancing Landscape Photos with Photoshop and Lightroomwith Ben Long1h 30m Intermediate
Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshopwith Seán Duggan2h 12m Intermediate
1. Fine-Tuning an Image with LAB and Curves
2. Using the Inversion Adjustment
Inverting the A channel3m 25s
3. Working with Equalizations
4. A Palette of Lab Possibilities
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