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Coloring with Photoshop – Skin

April 18, 2012

Coloring black and white images is not as easy as it seems. For one thing, finding realistic skin tones is just darn hard! The same with hair colors; the reason for this is that in the real world, hair and skin colors are made up of many different colors and tones. Using just one color will make the tones one dimensional, not realistic at all. Also, there’s a tendency to try to make skin tones either too pink, resulting in a lovely lobster-esque look, or too “peachy” which usually comes out more grey, resulting in the Corpse Bride look. Not very attractive, to say the least. To get a realistic skin or hair color, therefore, we need to layer different tones, tweak, tweak again, go away, add more, take some away…well, you see, it’s not easy. [More]

Quick and Easy Eyes in Photoshop

October 26, 2011

Hi Folks, For this month’s tutorial I thought I’d put together a short video showing you a couple of quick and easy techniques that I regularly use to both Brighten and Colour eyes. As [More]

Getting Dramatic Eyes with Photoshop

May 25, 2011

We can use the eyes to focus attention onto what we want the viewer to look at, by emphasising the eyes we encourage the focal point. In this tutorial we will be adding shadows and changing the colour of the eyes, to give it a more fantasy / mystical feel. [More]

Colour Correction using Lab Colour mode

January 12, 2011

Last month, Scot showed how to boost colour contrast using the Lab colour space. This week he stays within LAB, and looks at a simple colour correction. The original image is a mix of flash and a rather warm background light, creating a mixed balance of light throughout the image. [More]

Lightroom ‘Nose Trick’

November 25, 2010

A Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that are state side in the USA. For this week's article, I thought I'd share the "nose trick" everyone's been asking about. In case you missed it, I used Lightroom to get the red out, while doing a portrait model retouch. Here are the basic steps for the nose portion of that video: [More]

Applying ‘Aftersun’ in Lightroom

September 30, 2010

If you shoot or edit any kind of portraiture you will eventually end up with images of a lovely model that has been working on his or her tan a little too vigorously and as a result has pretty bad [More]

Toning Down Hot Spots

August 25, 2010

Sometimes even I, your humble (*cough*) restorationist, am called upon for a bit of photo retouching. While it’s indeed wonderful to sometimes work with this new-fangled thing called “color”, [More]

Ten Things

July 28, 2010

I’ve been digitally restoring photographs for a long time, using Photoshop even longer, and I’ve picked up a few things over the years; simple tips on tools or workflow which have made my life a [More]

The 5 min Photoshop Retouch

July 22, 2010

There are few things i hate more than a snapshot of myself….my nose looks large, my eyes are non-existent, and my face is round.  Snapshots don’t usually get the pro retouch…but I [More]

Retouching Technique in Restoration

June 9, 2010

The Restorationist Janine Smith is never short of an idea or two when it comes to bringing life back into an old photograph. Here she takes inspiration from a technique that is most commonly used in [More]

Retouching – Extending the Neck

June 3, 2010

Today we welcome another new Nut to TipSquirrel.com. Based in Buckinghamshire, Glyn Dewis is a professional portrait photographer and Adobe Community Professional.  In this video tutorial [More]
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