Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs – PS Tutorial

Lab model color mixing is one of the best choices which only need several simple processes then it will bring your good hues, especially for the people photo color mixing, using this method, you can get wonderful sweet hue. Furthermore you can do some deep adjustment under the RGB model dealing with more details, and then the perfect photo will come out.

The following is the original photo and the final perfect photo:

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

1. Open the original photo, then copy the background as layer1 for backup usage, which is the basic operation process.

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

2. Do: Layer > New adjustment layer > Levels, to adjust photo shaking effects. For me the ordinary processing is adjusting Blue, Green, Red then RGB, and the parameter as below.

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

3. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E add back layer, then get into LAB mode (Image > Mode > LAB color). Now there will be a pop-up window, just click OK. As the adjustment effects have already on the layer1, you can also delete this back layer.

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

4. Do: Image > Applied Image, applying a channel, Blending: soft light

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

5. Do: Image > Adjust > Curves, setting parameter and the effort shown as below:

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

6. Add back layer (Hotkey Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E), then back to RGB Mode (Image > Mode > RGB Color); Tips: Click the Don’t Flatten button. Dermabrasion processing, here I just remove several big pimples using healing brush tool as well as the face side scratch.

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

Process brighter and whitening on the dark photographs - PS Tutorial

7. Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color, and setting parameter as below:

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8. Sharpen, then add what words you like, finally the perfect photo is on your eyes.

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