If you love to use Photoshop then you must be looking for new effects for a photo.Today I am here with an easy and awesome tutorial which tell you how to make a golden shiny skin effect on a photo.So let’s start
Resource-Woman in classic dress.
Step-1:Open the photo in Photoshop and change the background.Press Ctrl+J for duplicate background layer with. Then on duplicated layer go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and set following settings.
Now desaturate layer,for that go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.
Now increase contrast,for that go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.
Step-2:Next duplicate background layer once again.Then move it above all other layers.Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
Change layer blending mode to Linear Light.
Now select the Eraser Tool. With a soft round brush clear all layer contents while leaving a little radiance on the girl’s face.
Step-3:Again duplicate background layer and move it above all other layers. Next change layer blending mode to Hard Light to make photo clearer.
Start cleaning after selecting Eraser tool.This time girl’s hair and dress straps should be left out but remove background of the dress below the chest.
Step-4:Duplicate again background layer and move it above all other layers. With Polygonal Lasso Tool select girl’s skin, then invert selection by using Select > Inverse. Press Delete to clear selected area.
Press Ctrl+D to remove selection. Clear eyes and lips area still using Polygonal Lasso Tool.
Finally use Eraser Tool with soft round brush to make edges of the fragments softer.
Change layer blending mode to Hard Light.
Step-5:Duplicate again background layer and move it above all other layers. With Polygonal Lasso Tool select girl’s skin, then invert selection by using Select > Inverse. Press Delete to clear selected area and we will have only skin on this layer. Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
Time to change layer blending mode to Multiply.It will make the skin smoother than before.Strengthen shining is still needed.
Step-6:Duplicate current layer and move it above all other layers.
Now change layer blending mode to Screen on duplicated layer.
Now you have to reduce opacity to 40% for this layer.
Step-7:Create a new layer above all other layers. Change layer blending mode to Soft Light. Select Brush Tool (opacity should be chosen between 10%-40%) with soft round brush, black color and being to darken the cheeks, neck and eyes area. Next change foreground color to white and create a glare on her forhead, shoulder, tip of the nose, hair, clothes, etc. (opacity between 70%-100%).
Increase effect of duplicate current layer by pressing Ctrl+J.
At the end change layer blending mode to Overlay on duplicated layer.
After that reduce the capacity to 30%.That’s it.Now here is your final photo.
Hope you like the tutorial and going to try it out soon.Stay connected for more awesome Photoshop tutorials.
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