Not Another Inhumane Photo Touch Up

Hi, in this tutorial we will be having a touch up photography without making it inhumane. So there are a couple of details that I didn’t want to go into waste.  And this is the tutorial.

Step01:
First this image is from a http://wordpress-11340-25313-60382.cloudwaysapps.com//www.jpgmag.com/photos/7614 photographed by Mitchell Kanashkevich.

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Duplicate it by pressing ctrl+j.

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And if you check the blue layer in the channel box, this is how it should look like.

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Step02:
Then go to filter>blur>Gaussian blur.

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Set the radius into 7 pixel.

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Then change the layer mode into color.

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Step03:
Click twice in the layer to open the layer’s mode.

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Uncheck the red and green box.if you look at blue layer in the channel box,

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this is how it should look like now.

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Step04:
Then go to make a curve layer by clicking the icon for create a new fill or adjustment layer in the layer box, and then select curve. It will open a new layer like this, then set the curve, until the image is looking balanced.

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Step05:
Then select the all the layer except the curve layer, duplicate them, then merge them.rename them to “merge”

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Step06:
Use polygonal lasso in the toolbox, and then select the skin minus the sharp edges, like eyes ,nose, mouth or any place you want to be untouchable.

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This is how mine’s look.

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Step07:
Press shift+ctrl+I, to inverse the selection. Then delete it.

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Now the background of the layer is transparent. Then press ctrl+d to deselect.

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Step08:
Then go to filter>blur>Gaussian blur. Set the radius into 20 pixel.

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Then change the opacity into 75%.

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Step09:
Select the first two original layer, duplicate then merge them again. Rename them into “merge2”. Then click alt+ctrl+g to make this layer a mask.

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Go to filter>other>maximum. Set the radius into 4.

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Step10:
This is the result. Remember, this tutorial isn’t about making things perfect. It’s just to cover some flaws without making it inhumane.

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So there are a couple of details that I didn’t want to go into waste.  And this is it.

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