The dusk outdoor scene figures photograph brighten processing – PS Tutorial

For the figures color adjusting processing is not an easy. With the example below, you need to adjust the people, background and all the details. Adjusting the whole color style, then adjust some separated part one by one.

This is the final work after this long tutorial:

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And this is the original photo material:

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1. Open the original photo material, then copy the background into a new layer (Hot key: Press: Ctrl + J). do some Dermabrasion processing, and you can also using the “Portraiture” tool.

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2. Press: Ctrl + J to copy the current layer into a new layer, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves, with the following setting parameters. Using low Opacity Black Brush to clean the people and sky part.

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3. Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels, with the following setting parameters.

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4. Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color, with the following setting parameters. Add Layer Mask, using low Opacity Black Brush to clean the people skin part.

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5. Now you will get the following photo.

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6. Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. Choose the sky part using tool, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter  with the following setting parameters.

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7. Select the part shown as below, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves, with the following setting parameters.

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8. Now the water part will be a little dark, choose this part, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves, with the following setting parameters.

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9. Do step 8 again with the following setting parameters.

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10. Choose the following part shown as below, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves, with the following setting parameters.

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11. Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. Select the falling water part, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels, with the following setting parameters.

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12. Create a New Layer, using white brush with big radius to light the light part.

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13. Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. Using liqurefy tool to make people thin, then do some Sharpen processing.

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14. Create a New Layer with filling color Black, Do: Filter > Render > Difference Clouds, with the following setting parameters. Add Layer Mask, using Black Brush to clean the button half part. then change the Mode into “Soft Light”.

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15. Press: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to add Stamp Visible. Then select the leg part, Do: Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color, with the following setting parameters.

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