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In this Photo Retouching tutorial, were going to learn how incredibly easy it is to give someone a digital nose job

(not that anyone we know would need it, of course!). This photo editing technique is so simple and easy, youll be tempted to use it on photos of people who honestly dont need it. Or at least, thats what you can tell them when they ask you why you made their nose smaller. You simply had to because it was so much fun and so easy to do! Seriously though, lets face it, sometimes photos dont do people justice, and even though in real life their nose may be a textbook example of what a human nose is supposed to look like, a wrong focal length setting on the camera lens, bad lighting or an unflattering angle can distort reality and make things look bigger than they really are. Fortunately, Photoshop makes digital plastic surgery a breeze without the need for any fancy surgical tools or even a steady hand. In fact, all you need is the Lasso Tool, the Free Transform command, and the Healing Brush to clean up any rough spots. Download our tutorials as print-ready PDFs! Learning Photoshop has never been easier! Heres the image Ill be working with in this tutorial. Before we begin, I just want to make it clear that I am not saying this woman needs a nose job. She is simply the unfortunate victim of this tutorial:

The original image. And heres what shes going to look like after we make her nose a little smaller (again, not that she needs it):

The final result. Lets get started! Step 1: Draw A Rough Selection Around The Outside Of The Nose Before we can start our digital nose job, we first need to isolate the persons nose from the rest of the image, which means we need to add a selection around it. Photoshops Lasso Tool works perfectly in this case so select it from the Tools palette:

Select the Lasso Tool. You can also quickly select it by pressing L on your keyboard. The reason the Lasso Tool works so well here is because if youve used it before, you already know that its not exactly the most precise selection tool in all of Photoshop (that honor would go to the Pen Tool), yet for this technique, we purposely want

to avoid making a precise selection of the nose. Instead, simply drag out a rough selection around the outside of the nose as Ive done here:

Use Photoshops Lasso Tool to draw a rough selection around the nose. Its definitely better to select too much of an area than not enough, since well be cleaning things up at the end. Step 2: Feather The Selection Next we need to make the edges of our selection softer, or feather them as Photoshop calls it. To do that, go up to the Select menu at the top of the screen and choose Feather. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+D (Win) / Option+Command+D (Mac). Either way brings up Photoshops Feather dialog box. Enter a Feather Radius value of somewhere between 20-30 pixels depending on the size and resolution of your image. You may need to experiment a little with the value. Im going to enter 20 pixels for my Feather Radius:

Feather the selection to make the edges softer. Click OK to feather the selection and exit out of the dialog box. Step 3: Copy The Selection To A New Layer With our selection in place and the edges feathered, press Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac) to copy the selection to a new layer. If we look in Photoshops Layers palette now, we can see our original image on

the Background layer and the nose now on a new layer above it, which Photoshop has automatically named Layer 1:

Press Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac) to copy the selection to a new layer. Step 4: Resize The Nose With Photoshops Free Transform Command With the nose now on its own layer, we can go ahead and resize it, making it shorter, thinner, or both! To do that, well use Photoshops Free Transform command, and we can quickly access it with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T (Win) / Command+T (Mac), which brings up the Free Transform box and handles around the nose, as shown below:

Press Ctrl+T (Win) / Command+T (Mac) to bring up Photoshops Free Transform box and handles around the nose. To make the nose thinner, all we need to do is drag the side handles (the little squares) in towards each other. To drag both sides in at the same time, hold down your Alt (Win) / Option key as you drag one of the handles and the handle on the opposite will drag in as well. The further in towards each other you drag the side handles, the thinner the nose becomes:

Drag the side handles in towards each other to make the nose thinner. Hold down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) as you drag one of the handles to tell Photoshop to drag the opposite handle in at the same time.

To shorten the length of the nose, simply drag the bottom handle up. The further you drag the handle, the shorter the nose becomes. You can also hold down your Alt (Win) / Option key as you drag the bottom handle to have Photoshop drag the top handle in at the same time:

Shorten the length of the nose by dragging the bottom handle upwards. Hold down "Alt" (Win) / "Option" (Mac) to have Photoshop drag the top handle downwards at the same time as you drag. Press Enter (Win) / Return (Mac) when youre done to accept the transformation and exit out of the Free Transform box. Ive now made her nose a little thinner and a little shorter simply by dragging a couple of Free Transform handles. If we look closely at the image though, we can see that theres some problems. For one thing, the shadow lines under her cheeks no longer match up, especially the one on the left, as Ive circled below:

The shadows under her cheeks no longer run in smooth, continuous lines but appear broken. To fix that, Im going to bring up the Free Transform handles once again with Ctrl+T (Win) / Command+T (Mac) and this time, Im going to hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt (Win) / Shift+Command+Option (Mac) and drag either of the bottom corner handles out to the side. Holding all three keys down at once as Im dragging the bottom corner handle tells Photoshop to drag the bottom

corner handle on the opposite side as well while leaving the top two corner handles locked in place. Technically, this is what Photoshop calls transforming the selection in "perspective", and Im simply using the keyboard shortcut to access this mode. I could also go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen, choose Transform, and then choose Perspective and then drag either of the bottom corner handles outward, but I find the keyboard shortcut easier so Im going to hold all three keys down at once and drag the bottom right corner handle outward, which is also going to drag the bottom left corner handle outward as well, and Ill continue dragging until the shadow lines under her cheeks no longer appear broken:

The problem with the shadow lines under her cheeks is now corrected. Once again Ill press Enter (Win) / Return (Mac) to apply the transformation and exit out of the Free Transform command. Step 5: Add A New Layer The only problem remaining with the image is the area under her nose where I made it smaller, which now looks a little messed up, as we can see below:

The area under her nose needs to be cleaned up. To clean that area up, Ill use Photoshops Healing Brush, but before I do, Im going to add a new layer above Layer 1, since its always good practice to do your "healing" on a separate layer. To add a new layer, Ill simply click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette:

Click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of Photoshops Layers palette. Photoshop adds a new layer above the two existing layers and automatically names it Layer 2:

Photoshop adds a new layer at the top of the layer stack and names it Layer 2. Step 6: Clean Up The Area With The Healing Brush With the new layer added, select the Healing Brush from the Tools palette. In Photoshop CS2 and CS3, youll find the Healing Brush hiding behind the Spot Healing Brush, so youll need to click on the Spot Healing Brush in the Tools palette and hold your mouse down for a second or two, then select the Healing Brush from the fly out menu that appears, as shown below:

Select Photoshops Healing Brush from the Tools palette. With the Healing Brush selected, look up in the Options Bar at the top of the screen and make sure you have the Sample All Layers option selected:

Select Sample All Layers in the Options Bar. Youll need this option selected whenever youre using the Healing Brush on a separate layer as were doing here. The Healing Brush works by sampling the color, tone and texture from part of the image but since were working on a new blank layer, theres nothing on the layer for the Healing Brush to sample.

By selecting the Sample All Layers option, Photoshop is able to sample from not only the layer were on but also from any layer(s) below it, which is exactly what we want. The Healing Brush works best when you set the brush size to just slightly larger than the area youre trying to heal, and you can quickly change the size of the brush using the left and right bracket keys. The left bracket key makes the brush smaller, and the right bracket key makes it larger. It also works best if you click on individial spots with it rather than trying to paint over the entire problem area at once. One final thing to keep in mind with the Healing Brush is that you want to try to sample an area of skin thats close to the area youre healing, since different areas of a persons face have different skin texture, so you dont really want to sample an area from someones forehead when trying to retouch part of their nose. With that in mind, Im going to resize my brush with the bracket keys and then sample a good area of skin from below her nose by holding down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) and clicking on an area just above the top left side of her mouth. Youll see your brush cursor turn into a target icon letting you know that youre sampling the image from directly under the icon:

With the Healing Brush selected, hold down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) and click on a good area of skin to sample it. Make sure you sample from an area close to the area youre trying to heal to keep the skin texture as similar as possible. Then, with my first area sampled, Ill release my Alt/Option key and begin clicking on areas under her nose that need to be cleaned up. Youll see your cursor change back into the brush cursor when you release Alt/Option, letting you know that youre healing areas of the image at this point rather than sampling from them. Again, Ill click with my mouse rather than paint with it, since painting large areas with the Healing Brush tends to give Photoshop too much information to work on at once and usually gives you poor results, so its best to click instead of paint. Ill click on a few spots to clean them up, and as I do, Photoshop replaces the texture from the area I clicked on with the texture from the area I sampled. It also tries to blend the color and tone from the area I sampled with the color and tone of the area I clicked on. This replacing textures and blending colors and tones is what Photoshop calls healing. If I continue clicking on areas to heal them using that exact same area I sampled from though, the area under her nose is going to end up looking like a repeating pattern, which is a dead giveaway that the image was retouched. To avoid turning her skin into wallpaper, Im only going to click on a few spots to heal them and then Ill hold down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) and click on a different area of good skin to sample it. Then, with the new area sampled, Ill release my "Alt/Option" key and click on a few more

spots to heal them before sampling from a different area again, repeating this process of sampling and healing, sampling and healing, over and over until the area under her nose looks good.

Continue sampling from different areas of good skin by holding down and using them to heal problem areas until the area under the nose looks natural. Once youve cleaned up the problem areas with the Healing Brush, youre digital nose job is done! Here, for comparison, is my original image once again:

The original image. And here is our final result, with her nose now a little thinner and a little shorter:

The final result. Keep in mind that in most cases, you wont be after a Michael Jackson-sort of drastic nose job. Youll usually want to keep things more subtle, and if youre lucky, the person in the photo wont even realize what youve done. If they think they look great in the photo and have no idea what sort of work you put into it to make them look so good, then consider it a compliment to your Photoshop photo retouching skills and a job well done!

Tutorial : How to get perfect skin! Have you ever wished you could have perfect skin? Have you ever wished you could get rid of all the acne and pimples and blemishes and scars on your face? Now you can! Well, at least in your photographs. Do you have a near-perfect portrait of yourself, that is embellished by a pimple? Dont you just hate when that happens? In this tutorial, I will show you how to get rid of all the unflattering marks on your face using Adobe Photoshop mostly by just using two tools. Yes, just two! You will be surprised at how easy it is to do it! So, lets get started. Step 1: Ill be using this photograph below as an example. You, you can dig up a photograph of yourself to try. Come on now, dont be shy. Bring the photograph in to Photoshop, preferably using the biggest resolution version of that photograph that you have.

At this point, I would colour-correct the photograph first before continuing with the editing. Not sure how to? Feel free to read my tutorial on how to colour-correct your photos first. Dont worry, well wait.

Step 2: Heres the magic tool that youve been waiting for : Healing Brush Tool.

Ive heard of designers and photo editors who have never even heard of this amazing tool, and I hope to help put that to an end with this tutorial (and after that, take over the world!). Using this tool is pretty simple, but first lets set the correct options.

1. Once youve clicked on the Healing Brush Tool icon, you will be presented with a toolbar of options. Click on the arrow button beside the Brush option. 2. Set the diameter of the brush (ie. the brush size) to something small, depending on your image resolution. A good way to base this size upon is to see the diameter of the most visible blemish in your picture. Set the diameter to something slightly bigger than that. (But this really depends on the photograph and if there are a mess of blemishes together.) For this example, Ive used 19 pixels as the brush size, but I change this brush size dynamically while using the tool on different parts of the face. Experiment! See what works for you. 3. Now set the brush hardness to about 15%. This will give the brush a feathered edge, which will help blend the blemishes with the rest of the skin. 4. You can ignore the rest of the options for this tutorial. Step 3: A tool can do wonders, but you have to properly use it to get great results. Heres how you properly use the Healing Brush. 1. Zoom in to your picture. I zoom in and zoom out often to see the overall progress. Remember the proverbial You cant see the whole forest if you just look at one tree? Its the same concept here, only more literal. Heh. Once youre zoomed in (200% is usually enough, but again it depends on the resolution of the image youre working with), press Alt (Option for Mac users) and left-click on a part of the face near to the blemish with nice skin. What this does, is to provide a source for Photoshop to correct the blemish you use the Healing Brush Tool on.

2. Alright, the trick is to just use the brush once on the blemish. Single clicking works better than holding the left-click and swiping across the blemish. So, do this : Alt + left-click on a nice part of the skin around the blemish, and then single left-click on the blemish. Repeat on other blemishes. Remember, do not swipe the brush around while left-clicking! The results will rarely turn out good. Single left-clicking for each blemish will give you the best results.

3. Now continue doing that for all the visible blemishes, keeping in mind to keep zooming out to see the overall progress. Also, remember to change your brush size as you see fit. Dont use a

huge brush on a small pimple, although sometimes using a smaller brush on a huge blemish works quite well too. If at some points, the Healing Brush Tool gives you a totally messed up result (like for example, a solid colour appears thats not the colour you sampled or what your target is), undo and try again. If it still gives you the wrong result, ignore that for now. Well get to that in the next step. Quick tip: With the Healing Brush Tool in use (or any other brushes, really), you can use the ] button to increase the brush size and [ button to decrease it. Step 4:

Heres how the guys looking once Im done. Looking quite good, no? This is just with using the Healing Brush Tool. If you click to enlarge the image, you might notice some parts are still not acceptable. Or maybe you might not notice, but Im a borderline perfectionist. You might also notice that if you use the Healing Brush Tool, and you want to clean up something thats in a part of the photo thats of high contrast, the tool might not work properly. Like for instance, a pimple thats above the guys left eyebrow (that is, from our view, the right eyebrow). If you try to heal that using a 19 pixel brush, it will not turn out correctly. You could use a small brush, but well use something else. Remember, I mentioned two tools? The second one is the Clone Stamp Tool. Its right below the Healing Brush Tool in the toolbar. The way to use this tool is exactly the same as using the Healing Brush tool. Im going to use this tool to clean up the image a bit more.

Step 5: So heres an example of what I used the Clone Stamp Tool for.

Then I noticed a bit more stuff I didnt see previously. A bit more Healing and Cloning later, and heres the end product

Honestly, as Ive mentioned somewhere else before, the trick is to know when to stop. You can continue if you like, but I am happy with the end product here. But. Just for fun, Im going to teach you another step I use. Step 6: Use any selection tool youre comfortable with. Me, I enjoy playing around with the Magic Wand Tool once in a while. Set the options to the settings in the image below.

Click on the Magic Wand Tool and click on any part of the guys (or in your case, your own) face. Press Shift and click again until you get most of the face selected. The Tolerance setting can be higher if you like. Setting it higher tells the Magic Wand Tool to select more of the pixels that looks like the ones youve chosen. The purpose of this is not to get an exact selection. Just to get a somewhat of a face-mask-like selection of the face. Try not to get the hair, eyebrows, eyes, lips and nostrils selected. Dont worry if you select lesser than the whole face cause its not necessary to get everything, but do not select the background or the shirt. If you do get some in, using the Magic Wand tool, press Alt instead of Shift to do some deselecting. Or use the history list (or Control Z) to undo. Okay, next. Step 7: 1. Right-click and choose Layer via Copy. This will create a new layer with just the selected skin. 2. Right-click that layer and choose Duplicate Layer. You can ignore the options that follows and just click the OK button. That will create an exact copy of the layer you just created. 3. Click on the 1st layer eye icon to hide the layer for a bit. We will use this later.

4. Click on Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Depending on your picture resolution, experiment the Radius amount to one that will give your layer a nice, relatively flat, but slightly gradiented, consistent colour. For this image, I use 8.5 pixels for the Radius amount. Its okay if your Radius amount is drastically different than mine. Previously, Ive set it to about 30+ pixels for a 6 MP photograph. Once youre happy with the blur, click the OK button. Try to aim for something like this:

5. Now, press the Control button and click on the layer you hid just now. It will grab the selection of the layer and thats all you need. Now click on the Add Layer Mask button. If you had tried my cloning tutorial, you might remember where that is? If you dont recall, here it is:

Step 8: Alright, this might seem weird, but were going to add some noise to the layer we have just blurred. This is to allow the blurred layer to blend better with the original image later on. 1. Click on Filter > Noise > Add Noise 2. Under Distribution, check Uniform (as opposed to Gaussian, which in my opinion gives too strong of a noise distribution) and check Monochromatic, and set the Amount according to your original image noise level. The image Im using is quite noisy, and a bit of experimenting shows that 1.5% noise gives a similar noise look to the original image, so thats what Im sticking with. Feel free to adjust the amount as you see fit. Skipping this entire Step 8 is okay too, if your original photograph is not visibly noisy. 3. Click the OK button and lets continue. Step 10: Now, click on the Brush tool, and choose a nice feathered brush size. This brush size will, again, depend on the image you have chosen. For the image Im working with, I find that a size 27 feathered brush works quite well. Once again, feel free to use different sized brushes while youre working; you dont have to just stick to one size.

Then, set the Opacity and Flow of the brush to 50%. Again, feel free to lessen or increase both settings. Sometimes, I leave both at 100%. Step 11: So youve got your feathered brush selected, now click on the Layer Mask and make sure your Foreground and Background colours are set to Black and White.

Now brush against the edges of the face mask that youve created until the edges of the layer look like they fit in to the rest of the face. Pay extra attention on the edges of the eyebrows, hair and such. Once youre done, lower down the opacity of the layer to about 30%.

The above is how your final image should look like. I made the opacity of the blurred layer to 30% only because I like to keep the final image as realistic as possible. You can increase the layer opacity to as much as you like if you prefer the obviously-fake look (like a certain celebrity-blogger? ). Me, I like to fool people to the point of almost disbelief, but with a hint of Hmmm, maybe it is real! Heh. Step 12: Thats it! Thats all there is to it. Now you can look perfect in your photographs all the time! Hehe. Just be certain to let your readers know that your images are highly Photoshopped and tell them to come here to find out how to do it themselves! We dont want you getting accused of misrepresentation, now, do we? No, no, we dont. The last step can also be used to reduce noise from your images, for example if youre printing a banner, using photos taken at a high ISO. And the Healing and Cloning tools can also be used to correct any other unwanted marks from your images, like say, dust on a scanned photo. But editing blemishes away from your photographs is the most fun thing to do, of course. If you try this tutorial, show us your before and after pictures, yah? Oh come onnnnn, be a sport! Heh. Here, Ill start things off with showing my digitally touched up images.

Increase Breast Size Skill level:

Time Required: 0 hrs 15 mins

So imagine creating the perfect girl in PhotoShop - what do we need?! Open a photograph - I chose a HOT Korean Race Queen. What about you?

First, select the Liquify filter. Filter > Liquify

This will open up the Liquify dialogue. Go to left hand tool bar, and select Bloat tool. Next we choose the brush size. Choose a brush size larger than the expected breast size.

Click the center of the breast and drag it slowly to the sides - making sure the breast is evenly rounded

(or else it will look unnatural! ^_^")

Press OK to finalize on the top right corner (clicking Cancel will undo). Here is a comparison photograph of the same girl. Breasts look fuller and one cup larger. See the difference?

Professional Photo Retouching Bikini Model Download Bikini Model Shoot from SXC.hu. Open up the image in Photoshop. We will be editing this photo at its original size.

First thing we have to do is to hide all the unwanted dots/pimples around the face. Using the Clone Stamp tool, pick an area near a dot/pimple and clone that part to cover itself. Next thing is to smoothen the face. Using the Eyedropper tool, pick color on the face. With Brush tool, set the mode to Soft Round 50px and Opacity to 20%.

Create a new layer and start painting the skin smooth.

Lets move on the smoothen the body. Duplicate the original model layer and rename it to "Surface Blur". Instead of airbrushing the entire body parts, go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur. Set the Radius to 5 and Threshold to 20.

When we apply Surface Blur, the bikini and background got smoothened as well, which is what we do not want. So select the "Surface Blur" layer and apply Layer Mask to it. Invert the mask to black. Using the Brush tool with #FFFFFF, paint only to reveal the smoothed skin.

Now let us make the model stands out more from the background. Duplicate the original model layer and rename it to "Lens Blur". Select the duplicated layer and go to Filter > Blur > Lens Blur. Key in the settings as shown in the diagram below.

As the entire image are affected, we need to create a mask so only the background is blurred. Apply a Layer Mask to "Lens Blur" layer, then using Brush tool with #000000 to hide the model.

Duplicate the original model layer again. Rename the duplicated layer to "Soft Light". Rearrange this layer to be above all the other layers. Set its Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Create a Levels Adjustment Layer and key in values 15, 1.00, 255.

Create Brightness / Contrast Adjustment Layer and set the contrast to 10.

Create the Hue / Saturation Adjustment Layer and set the saturation to -5.

Create a Curves Adjustment Layer and adjust the Blue and Green curves to look similar to the ones below.

And we are done! This is a simple yet effective photo retouching tutorial. Hope you guys will like it.

How to Change Skin Tone in Photoshop Skill level:

Time Required: 0 hrs 30 mins

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Step 1

Duplicate layer Set Blending mode to Soft Light at 100%

Step 2

Go to Image > Adjustment > Selective Color... Pick Black from the drop down, and then add 20% to Black from the spectrum

Step 3

Select skin areas using Magic Wand Tool(Q) Feather Selection (Alt+Ctrl+D) 5px then Layer Via Copy (Ctrl+J) name it "skin"

Step 4

Add an Curves adjustment layer (Curves) (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves)

Add a Level layer...

Note: You can duplicate the layer if it isn't strong enough.

Then finally change the Hue/Saturation layer ...

Step 5 [image] Add colour to the lips


Pick the Lasso Tool then draw the selection around her lip Feather selection (5px) Use Hue/Saturation module (Ctrl + U)

6. And now, shade something .. -Stand on layer "skin" -Pick Burn Tool, darker some dark area ...

You see? these areas are so bright. Fix it now!!

-Use EyeDropper, choose a skin tone color -Make new layer -Use Soft Brush draw into bright areas ( on new layer ) -Change Blending mode = " Color " -Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur ( 5 > 10 px )

Now, we need some tone color for this image I choose warm tone Add one more adjustment layer ( Photo Filter ) and set as I did ..

At last step, you should make a copy-of-merged-layer by using Image >> Apply Image ( on new blank layer ) Change mode = Screen, discount Opacity .. You can use Dodge and Burn Tool to shading some skin areas are incorrect ...

This is stock photo

and this is last result !! Have fun :) Results