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Basic Retouch and Colorization

Basic Retouch and Colorization

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Published by: MahmudAlGeza on Jun 29, 2011
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Apr 20, 2009
Thistutorialwill show you how to do a basic retouch, change the colorcast of an imageand colorize some of its elements.
Step 1.
We will use this Naomi Watts image:Duplicate the layer then go to
Filter-> Noise -> Median...
and enter a value of around
. Then go to
Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur...
and enter 
5 pixels
Step 2.
Add a layer mask (by pressing the third button on the lower part of the LayersPalette) to the layer you have just blurred and fill it with black. Then pick a soft, mediumsized brush and start painting with white on the layer mask. Make sure you avoid any
lines on the face; use it only on the skin, to get a smooth, professional effect. Vary the brush size and opacity depending on the area. Avoid blurring the eyes, lips or hair.After you finish this step, you should get something like this:
Step 3.
Add a
adjustment layer with the following settings:
Step 4.
Add a
Selective Color
adjustment layer with the following settings then fill itsmask with black.
-55 0 0 0
-20 +15 –40 +5 Now  paintwith white over the lips and you will notice they’ll turn a light pink .Make sure you follow the edges of the lips properly.
Step 5.
Add another 
Selective Color
adjustment layer with these settings:
-100 0 0 0
0 0 0 –25
+20 –10 –50 +8Fill its mask with black and carefully paint with white over the eyes.
Step 6.
Go to
Layer -> Flatten Image
, then to
Filter -> Sharpen -> Smart Sharpen...
and use the following settings:Finally, go to
Image -> Canvas Size…
and choose black as a color,
40 pixels
for both
to add a stylish outer border.
The final result:

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