Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 7: Channel mixing, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
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Now we're going to look at another image, this time of a person, and we're going…to see how we can use these channels in the layers and blend them together with…layer mask to achieve some interesting effects.…Right now I have this lovely picture of Jamie here and I want to convert it into…a black and white, but we're going to put the different channels using the…Channel Mixer into layer.…So let's start off with the red filter which is the Red channel on the bottom…and then we're going to go for new Channel Mixer layer and this one we'll make green.…
We have to change the Blending Options so that we can dig down to the bottom layer.…I'll change my Knockout to Deep.…Now that actually is the Green channel.…This first one was red.…Now we're at green.…Now let's put blue on top of that.…Channel Mixer will take the blue filter which gives us 100% of the Blue channel.…We have to change the blending option here Knockout > Deep.…
So now we have blue on top, green in the middle, red on the bottom.…Well the Red channel has the lightest skin which we often find attractive for woman.…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
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