Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

As you can find that the main color a little dark with the original photo material as below shown, it is needed some necessary adjusting processing before you get the nice result. Firstly, need to change the main color into single classical color, lighten the dark area and whole color as well, then using cloud filter to increase the similar smog impression, and finally do some processing on the figure.

This is the final work here for your reference:

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

And this is the original photograph material:

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

1, Open the original photo material, then copy the background into a new layer (Hot key: Press: Ctrl + J).

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

2, Click the “Channel” on the panel.

3, Then click the “Green” channel, you will see the gray color.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

4, Press: Ctrl + A to select all, then Press Ctrl + C to copy.

5, Change to “Blue” channel, then press Ctrl + V to paste.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

6, Click the “RGB” channel on the channel panel, then back to the “Layer” panel.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

7, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation, adjusting Red and Cyan color, with the following setting parameters. This step is mainly change the cyan color into green color.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

8, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves, adjusting the RGB channel, with the following setting parameters. After this processing, you will find the dark part and the highlight area is brighter than before.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

9, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color, adjusting Yellow, Green, Black, White color, with the following setting parameters. You will add some lighter green color after this adjustment.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

10, Press: Ctrl+ Alt + 2 to load the highlight select area, Press: Ctrl + Shift + I to invert selection area, then create a new layer, filling color with #4B5648, and then change the Mode into “Screen”, Opacity with 20%. This step is also to improve the brightness of the dark area.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

11, Create a new layer, and then Press: D to default the forward and the background color into white and black color, then Do: Filter > Render > Clouds, and then change the Mode into “Screen”, Opacity with 20%. This step is also to improve the brightness of the dark area in advanced.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

12, Copy the background layer, Press: Ctrl + Shift + ] to move to the top, Press Alt to Add Layer Mask, using White Brush to clean the person part.

 Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

13, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves, adjusting the RGB channel, with the following setting parameters. Press: Ctrl + Alt + G to create cutting mask to increase the brightness of the photo.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

14, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation, do micro adjusting on the people skin with the following setting parameters. Press: Ctrl + Alt + G to create cutting mask to increase the brightness of the photo.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

15, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance, adjusting the Midtons and Highlight with the following setting data. Press: Ctrl + Alt + G to create cutting mask.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

16, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color, adjusting Red, White color, with the following setting parameters. : Ctrl + Alt + G to create cutting mask.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

17, Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. Do some Dermabrasion processing as below shown.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

18, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance, adjusting the Shadows and Highlight with the following setting data. This step will change some color on the dark and highlight area.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

19, Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. Do: Filter > Blur > Motion Blur, with the following setting parameters. And then change the Mode into “Soft Light”, Opacity with 50%.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

20, According to the result as you get, do some processing to improve the face brightness as below shown. This place will using Curve adjustment layer, and black mask.

21, Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. then copy the background layer to a new layer, Do: Image > Mode > Lab Color, click OK or Don’t Flatten in the pop-up window. Then do Do: Image > Apply Image, with the following setting parameters.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

22, Press: Ctrl + M to adjusting the brightness channel with the following setting parameters. Do: Image > Mode > RGB Color, click OK or Don’t Flatten in the pop-up window.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

23, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast, with the following setting parameters.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

24, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color, adjusting Red, Green and White color, with the following setting parameters.

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS TutorialAdjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Adjusting the beautiful girl at the lake edge photograph into turquoise – PS Tutorial

Finally adjusting the whole color, and then you will get the final work shown in the front.

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