Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Color Range command to select skin tones, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…Another thing I like about the select color range command is how…easy it makes it to choose the skin tones in a photo.…In this example, I want to pop the model's skin a bit,…as well as blur it slightly to just obscure some of the pores.…I don't want to remove them entirely, but a subtle adjustment will go a long way.…So you see here on the left I've gone ahead and…put a little bit of color back in, with a very targeted…vibrance adjustment and then used that same…selection as mask for the smart filter.…
OK.…And start by selecting the skin. Select color range.…And I could Choose > Skin Tones.…There's even an option to detect faces to make it a bit easier.…And then you dial that in.…Now sometimes that option works well. Sometimes it works a bit better without.…So I recommend you play with that a bit until you get the results you want.…In this case, it selected the face nicely. Little bit of skin on the arms here.…And, I think that looks pretty good.…I'm going to go with that option unchecked,…but often times it does work better.…
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- What are selections?
- Creating masks from selections
- Moving a selection
- Selecting with the Quick Selection tool
- Transforming a selection
- Using the Refine Edge command
- Selecting a color or tonal range throughout the image
- Making a selection with the Pen tool
- Saving a selection as an alpha channel
- Creating a selection from multiple channels with the Calculations command