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Aug 28, 2013

Create a Golden Tone Portrait in Photoshop

Golden Tone Portrait

It is easy to fall in to the trap of thinking you have to make portraits complex in order to make them good. Sometimes just the opposite is true, a simple portrait will often say more about a person.

That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the image in post production. In today’s episode we show you how to dodge and burn skin as well as give it a great golden tone.

In this episode we cover:

  • Dodging & Burning – There are many different ways to go about dodging and burning. In today’s episode we cover a method that uses Blend If to aid in the blending of tones. If you have never used this method before, this episode is going to change the way you see dodging and burning.
  • Golden Tone – You can add tone to an image, altering the feeling it portrays. You will learn how to use Hue & Saturation

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    pixeleusius

    Hey Phlearn!! 🙂 When I try to watch the video it says it’s a private video. 🙂 Is this a Phlearn PRO? If the dude takes the shirt off I’ll buy it! LOL! Nah, seriously, could you let me know if it’s possible to watch it? Or in case we have to purchase it, what would be the link to do so?
    Thanks!
    PixeLeusius!

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    Leszek Frankowski

    Cool episode.
    Btw, I’m pretty sure you don’t have to hold ctrl to change the brush size, alt+right-click is enough.

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    Ihab Mokayed

    I just love how you manage to make us laugh and learn at the same time without getting boring at all, I usually can’t tolerate watching a 25mins of a human being editing, but you are definitely awesome, hahaaa!!

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    Nick Li

    Question: If you want to adjust the lightness in those highlight portions of the image, why don’t you simply impose the “apply image to the mask” method as you did in numerous previous tutorials?