Making Selections

 

 

We were given the task of changing the colour and skin tone of the subject in a portrait photograph, then change the mood of the image by changing the background.

This is the original image I used
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To start, I used the quick selection tool to select my whole subject in order to start the process of changing her skin tone. 

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I then used the quick mask tool to create a mask over my selection.
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I then filled in the missing spaces of the mask simply by using the brush tool.

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I then feathered my mask.

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I then created a levels adjustment layer.

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I used the new levels adjustment layer to adjust the skin tone of my subject.

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I then inversed my selection in order to be able to adjust the background rather than my subject.

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I then created a curves adjustment layer to allow me to adjust the colour and contrast of the background of the photograph.

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I then used a basic pen tool to select a rough area around the eyes of my subject.

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I then created a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and used the sliders to adjust the hue of my selection, therefore changing the colour of the eyes of my subject.
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This is my final outcome, I’m quite happy with how this turned out as I tried to keep changes relatively subtle in order to make the image still look natural.
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