Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 4: Curves and skin tone, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
Okay, we're going to work on a slightly more difficult image, but we're going to…use the same strategy.…We're going to find the white point, the black point, and then we're going to…use the curves to adjust the colors to get what we want.…So exactly the same strategy;…start it off finding the white point, the black point, and move on from there. Okay, let's go!…Okay, so first we open up this image and at first glance it doesn't seem like there's…a whole lot wrong with it,…but we're going to use the numbers to identify where a colorcast is and we're…going to enhance this image using Curves.…
So the first thing I want to do is find my white and my black point.…Now don't be fooled, if you look at this image, it may seem obvious where the…light point and the black point is.…The black point probably is in the shadow area and almost everybody will pick as…the lightest important value of this collar here on the girl.…But if you do that, you'd be wrong.…And to prove it, I'm going to go ahead and sample that color and let's paint…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
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