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
To start, I used the quick selection tool to select my whole subject in order to start the process of changing her skin tone.
I then used the quick mask tool to create a mask over my selection.
I then filled in the missing spaces of the mask simply by using the brush tool.
I then feathered my mask.
I then created a levels adjustment layer.
I used the new levels adjustment layer to adjust the skin tone of my subject.
I then inversed my selection in order to be able to adjust the background rather than my subject.
I then created a curves adjustment layer to allow me to adjust the colour and contrast of the background of the photograph.
I then used a basic pen tool to select a rough area around the eyes of my subject.