Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Hello everyone…Casharina here! Today I’m bringing you our post for Focus on the Photos. I honestly had a difficult time coming up with something that hadn’t already been shared by the one of our talented team members as they have shared some wonderful tips and tricks! I decided to do a post showing how I fix under eye shadows, or shadows around the face for that matter!
To begin have your photo edited to the desired brightness.
Then you will select the quick mask tool. It’s the little icon that looks like a square with a circle in the middle, or a “camera.”
- Change your cursor to a brush by either clicking on the brush tool or hitting the B key on the keyboard.
- Ensure that your brush is a soft rounded brush and make the size appropriate to what you are working on.
- If I’m working on shadows under the eye I like my brush fairly small, however if I’m going to adjust shadows on the side of someone’s face I like it to be a little bigger for faster coverage.
- Paint over the area you are fixing.
Tip: it’s fine if you get outside the area that needs fixed, you can always adjust it if needed.
- When you are finished hit the quick mask icon again.
- It will select the OUTSIDE portions of the brushed area, so you will need to invert it, by selecting CTRL+I.
- Now you are ready to adjust that portion of the photo.
- I like to use the Curves adjustments.
- You can adjust the diagonal line to meet your needs. Moving the line towards the middle makes the photo brighter, while moving it down will make it darker.
- Once your finished you can add merge the layers together and you are finished!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Focus on the Photos post today!
Check back tomorrow for for SP’s project SCRAP July check-in!