Makeover Monday

When I posted about Portraiture 2, Last week, I said I would follow it up with more on a digital makeover. So I finally got around to it.

I had saved the tif. of Red from last week and opened it in Photoshop.Now let’s improve those lips. select the sponge tool and set to saturate and a bout 20% flow. then just lightly run it over the lips to increase the saturation without changing the color.see it gives more saturation. I use a Wacom Intuous 4 pen tablet that allows me to work by pressure.Now we have some nice color to her lips. Let’s fix her teeth.Now let’s fix the gaps. On the same layer select the clone stamp tool. set the mode to lighten and the opacity to around 25%. By using lighten mode it will only effect pixels darker than the target By setting the target on the white teeth and taking you time, just clicking and tapping the dark gaps to fill in.

Scroll back up and look at the above photo and compare to this one.

Now, let’s whiten them. Select the marquee tool and make a loose selection around the teeth. make a new layer from this selection.Bring up the Hue/saturation dialog, and set the color range to yellows. Then adjust the saturation and lightness to whiten and brighten the teeth. Don’t get carried away and use to much.Use the clone stamp, in the same way, to reduce the dark shadow under her nose.

See how much better it looks to make it the same even tone through out.Now for her eyes. She likes them greener, so make a new blank layer and set the blend mode to color.using a soft brush paint around the iris. Adjust the opacity to the desired effect. you can also use the Hue/saturation adjustment to make changes.
now let’s get rid of those dark lines under her eyes.use the clone stamp in the lighten mode to reduce the lines. You may have to use the healing brush to blend them back in.here she is finished.And here she is before we started.

Click the photos to see them larger.

I hope this has helped you and shows what can be done without going overboard. Tomorrow I will be looking at another makeover software. Portrait Professional 9

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2 Responses to “Makeover Monday”

  1. Rick nice instructions and good graphics with the tutorial. I am going to look for your RSS feed so I can keep up with you. Your blog makes the tutorial much easier than it would be on Out Door Eyes.
    Mike

  2. bayouphoto Says:

    Thank you Mike, Yeah it gets kind of bogged down there. Being able to use the larger photos helps. I want to look into using video for these

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