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How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

Lesson 7 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

Lesson 7 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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7. How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

Hi there. This video is all about using color range to select skin. We're going to make cool little masks like this so we can isolate the skin and do things like this. Ready? Okay. Just give a bit more fullness to the skin. And if you ask me do I use this technique to give myself a tan in my profile social media photos. I'll deny it. So as long as you promise not to go out and check my social media photos, I will show you how to use color range to select skin. Alright, in your exercise files, open up color range four and five. These images are from unspool ash and this one's from scott Walters and the next one will do is from dan seven kids. Thank you guys. So in color range four, let's go to select, let's go to color range. What we're going to use is the option here that says skin tones. So we're probably defaulting disabled colors. Let's go to skin tones. If yours is not by default switches to grayscale, turn on detect faces, it looks kind of basically looks for two eyes and then kin...

d of adjusts a little bit. I find sometimes it works really good and sometimes it's not just turn on and off and see if your selection gets better or worse. Then it's playing around with the fuzziness. Okay, obviously too high. It's going to have to much of the background selected. So I wanted to be reasonably high and it's working okay. There's lots of similar colors in here. So my guess is about 30 to 40% of images. Okay, at least portraiture that I've got. This technique will work as good as we're doing here the rest of the time, there's just too much color in the image that's very similar to skin and this technique doesn't work. I want to kind of give you honest examples. I guess this one here is pretty good because there's a nice clear definition between the hair and the background on most parts. Same with the shirt, there's a good enough differentiation. It's not perfect by no means, but there's still a bit of work to do. So let's click. Ok. So I've got a selection. What I want to do is adjusting skin. It really depends on what you need to do. She has a particularly fine skin tone, they're not blown out, there's no color cast. So what I would tend to do is with the selection is go to vibrance. I just want to like lift it up a little bit. So adjustments. I'm gonna use this one here called vibrance. Vibrance, yank it right up to show you what it does. You can see it added like we've gone too far, but it's added kind of a lot of fullness to it so I wouldn't generally have it that high. I'm just doing kind of slight adjustments. So on off, it's a little hard to see about how far is too far. That's fine. The problem is it's affecting a lot of the rest of the image and you might decide actually that's just, that's fine. Nobody's gonna notice. But let's say you do want to isolate it just for the face and what we can do is use our brush tool to paint it out and I'm gonna show you a nice little extra trick. If you're on a MAC, look down to your keyboard and hold down the option key. If you want a PC, hold down the altar key and all you need to do is click your mask here. The cool thing about that is you haven't wrecked anything or changed anything or made it black and white. It's just showing you a big version of your mask, which makes it easy to paint on my brush tool selected. I'm going to pick an appropriate brush size and hardness, going to get mine up to about make sure blacks my foreground color and just kind of paint actually gonna get a lot bigger and just paint out the bits I don't want included. So use color range to kind of get started and get a lot of the hard work done. But like so many things in Photoshop are just so many like other annoying things that ruin your perfect example. Okay, so in this case I'm just going around, there's a nice little black bleed around the edges of them. You might not get this lucky. Okay, but like I said, it works for enough of the things that I work on to give it a go because it doesn't take very long. Right? I've been teaching you how to do it and we've only been at this a couple of minutes, brush size down, weird straw thing. I think we're close enough to this being okay. The here here is probably the worst part because it's such a close color to the skin. But now we've just got the skin selected. So we use color range and skin tones to get it kind of started and then we paint out the rest. There's a lot of this in Photoshop where you get a selection that's pretty close and then you tidy it up with the brush tool to get it back to how it was before the same key. So hold down option on a Mac, on a Pc and just click on the mask again. Now that vibrance layer only, adjusting the skin, you'll see up here, it's disappeared. So I can click on the word vibrance and it's back again. You can get the saturation to give an ugly suntan. Okay, so I use vibrance. Just enhance the colors. If you're finding you've got, you might use something, you might use the same selection on say levels or curves, depending on your what you want to do to the skin. I want to show you one last little trick to show you some extra like shortcuts, but be how I give somebody that this this woman here, this girl here has a fine skin pallor, let's say though, that it's your profile photo and you're looking pretty washed out and or don't have a tan, let's say tan. That's what we want, some richness in the skin. This is my trick for tans. So what I want to do is I want to first is the shortcut. I want that selection back that we did with select color range and then blacking out the background. I don't wanna have to do all that again. What I can do to get the selection is just hold down the command key on a Mac or the control key on a Pc and just click on the mask and it loads it as a selection. Super handy little trick. And what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna go adjustments. I'm going to go human saturation. I'm going to go to color rose. Now you can get the saturation and I'm going to find a color that I want this person to be. So we're going to be in the we don't want them to be read. We want any kind of like orangey, orangey yellow. Okay, I have the saturation up high, just so I can get my hue, right, because we don't want them that color. What I also want to do is play around with my blending modes or my layer modes. So with hue and saturation one, go to normal and I find this always works with soft light. So it's still too high. But you can see it's blending in a lot more and I'm just going to lower the saturation until there's something like she had a final color already so I'm not going to have to do much. Okay, so what I might do is I wanted to show you here but I'm going to go quite low because she didn't really need any of this extra color and zoom in. See how orange I've made her. Okay, you've got to decide how kind of rich you think they need to be with this layer selected as well. I'm probably going to lower the opacity a little bit. It's all about subtle adjustments. You can see that on and turn both of these on both of them off. So I haven't made much adjustment because the photographer scott Walters here had a pretty nice original image. If you're working on your own work or your own profile photo, you might find that you need to have some of these settings a little bit higher like vibrance and saturation. Just to give yourself a bit of a tan or a bit of healthiness or color regardless of how you think my tan on this girl as you might think I've ruined it. What's important is the technique? So we started with select color range and we use skin tones and like I said, it kind of works really good on about 30 to 40% of images. As long as there's a clear contrast with the background and then you have to blot out the background with a big paintbrush. We'll let the cool shortcut by holding down the key on a Pc and option key on a Mac just to get that one little last selected. Makes it so much easier for tidying up masks, same key down to click it again to turn it off. And the other really important shortcut was the command key on a MAC control key on a Pc and just clicking the mask and you get it loaded as a selection and I'm going to use that a few times throughout this course. De select the reason I got you to open up color range five is that there's going to be lots of examples that just don't work and this is going to be one of them. Let me show you why zoom in a little bit. Okay slicked color range. We're going to pick skin tones to take faces. You can see the big problem. Her hair is very similar skin tone to her skin and all the stuff in the background. It's all very similar so I can play around with this for a long I like but really it's not going to give me a great example. We're going to get into something called a channel mask later on, which will do better for this. But I wanted to show you some kind of realistic examples when it doesn't work. I love color range when it works. Alright. That is it for skin tones and color range. Let's get into the next example.

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Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

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