hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to transform a
photo into glamorous portraits by adding
a variety of sexy skin glows you often
see in fashion magazines posters and
record album covers open a photo you'd
like to use I downloaded this one from
shutterstock.com the first thing we
should do is to convert your image into
a smart object so any effects we give it
will be non-destructive click the icon
at the top right corner of the layers
panel and choose convert to smart object
I'll show you the fastest and simplest
way to give it a glamorous skin glow
make a copy of it by pressing ctrl J on
Windows or command J on a Mac go to
filter and filter gallery open the
distort folder and click diffuse glow we
won't add any graininess because we want
to keep our image as smooth as possible
the glow amount controls how bright the
glow is and the clear amount determines
how much of the image is covered by the
glow for this particular image i'll set
the glow at one and the clear amount at
six keep in mind depending on the size
resolution and characteristics of your
photo you should experiment with these
amounts until you get just the right
combination that looks good to you then
click OK click the adjustment layer icon
and choose vibrance click the clip to
layer icon which clips or restricts the
adjustment layer to effect only the one
layer beneath it in the layers panel
slide the vibrance all the way to the
right as you can see when I toggle back
and forth we now edit a soft skin glow
to our image and we did it with just one
adjustment layer and one filter now I'll
show you some other ways to achieve
beautiful glamorous effects but
this time with a bit more complexity
first let's group the last effect into
its own folder to do this shift-click on
the thumbnail of the middle layer to
highlight it and press ctrl or command G
click off the eyeball next to the folder
to hide it click layer 0 to make it
active and make a copy of it change the
blend mode to overlay go to filter blur
and Gaussian blur reduce the view until
you can see most of the face adjust the
radius amount so you can barely make out
the eyes nose and mouth then click OK
hide the layer and make the bottom layer
active we want to make a selection just
around the skin to do this go to select
and color range make sure selection is
ticked if you're working on cs5 or
earlier choose sampled colors and adjust
the fuzziness until you see that most of
the skin is selected with as little of
the rest of the image showing then click
OK if you're working on cs6 or later
choose skin tones photoshop
automatically finds the skin and adjusts
the color range to get the best
selection then click OK press Q to make
the selection into a quick mask open
your brush tool and choose a medium
sized brush and a hardness of 0% make
sure the opacity and flow are a hundred
percent each now paint over areas that
aren't part of the skin to remove areas
of the quick mask make your foreground
color white by pressing X on your
keyboard or clicking this icon now brush
over areas of the skin that the quick
mask covered as well as the lips to
enlarge or reduce the size of the brush
press the right or left bracket keys now
brush over those areas
to paint back in areas press X again to
make a foreground color black make sure
you have the eyes and eyebrows filled in
when you're done press Q again to avert
the quick mask back into a selection
make the middle layer visible and active
click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask of the selection next to the
active layer as i turn the layer mask
off and on you can see the difference
next we'll make the eye color more
attention getting first make a composite
snapshot of your image by pressing ctrl
shift alt e on windows or command shift
option e on a mac then make a copy of it
make sure black is your foreground color
and click on the quick mask icon so we
can brush in a quick mask now carefully
brush over just the irises press q to
make it into selections and then click
the layer mask icon to make a layer mask
of the selections invert the layer mask
by pressing ctrl or command I click the
photo to make it active and click the
adjustment layer icon choose vibrance
and click the clip to layer icon to
restrict the adjustment layer to just
the irises slide the vibrance and the
saturation all the way to the right the
last effect can be achieved simply by
using a filter that we used earlier
first make another composite snapshot
and go to filter and filter gallery used
a few Schlow again with the same
settings you used earlier to intensify
the effect press ctrl or command F to
repeat the last filter
have fun transforming regular photos
into glamorous sexy portraits this is
Marty from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to transform a photo
into glamorous portraits by adding
a variety of sexy, skin glows you often see in fashion
magazines, posters and record album covers.
Open a photo you'd like to use. I downloaded
this one from Shutterstock.com. The first
thing we should do is to convert your image
into a Smart Object, so any effects we give
it will be non-destructive. Click the icon
at the top, right corner of the Layers panel
and choose "Convert to Smart Object".
I'll show you the fastest and simplest way
to give it a glamorous, skin glow. Make a
copy of it by pressing Ctrl + J on Windows
or Cmd + J on a Mac.
Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the Distort folder and click Difuse Glow.
We won't add any graininess because we want to keep our image as smooth as possible.
The Glow amount controls how bright the glow
and the Clear amount determines how much
of the image is covered by the glow.
For this particular image, I'll set the glow at 1 and the Clear at 6. Keep in mind, depending on
the size, resolution and characteristics of
your photo, you should experiment with these
amounts until you get just the right combination
that looks good to you. Then, click OK. Click
Click the Adjustment layer icon and choose "Vibrance".
Click the "Clip-to-Layer" icon which clips
or restricts the adjustment layer to effect
only the one layer beneath it in the Layers
panel. Slide the Vibance all the way to the right. As you can see when I toggle back and
forth, we now added a soft, skin glow to our
image and we did it with just one adjustment
layer and one filter. Now, I'll show you some
other ways to achieve beautiful, glamorous
effects, but this time, with a bit more complexity.
First, let's group the last effect into its
own folder. To do this, Shift-click on the
thumbnail of the middle layer to highlight
it and press Ctrl or Cmd + G. Click off the
eyeball next to the folder to hide it. Click
Layer 0 to make it active and make a copy of it.
Change the Blend Mode to Overlay. Go
to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur. Reduce
the view until you can see most of the face.
Adjust the Radius amount, so you can barely
make out the eyes, nose and mouth. Then, click
OK. Hide the layer and make the bottom layer
active. We want to make a selection just around
the skin. To do this, go to Select and Color
Range. Make sure Selection is ticked. If you're
working on CS5 or earlier, choose Sampled
Colors and adjust the Fuzziness until you
see that most of the skin is selected with
as little of the rest of the image showing.
Then, click OK. If you're working on CS6 or
later, choose Skin Tones. Photoshop automatically
finds the skin and adjusts the color range
to get the best selection. Then, click OK.
Press "Q" to make the selection into a quickmask.
Open your Brush Tool and choose a medium-sized
brush and a Hardness of 0%. Make sure the
Opacity and Flow are 100% each. Now, paint
over areas that aren't part of the skin.
To remove areas of the quickmask, make the
foreground color white by pressing "x"
on your keyboard or by clicking this icon.
Now, brush over areas of the skin that the
quickmask covered, as well as the lips. To
enlarge or reduce the size of the brush, press
the the right or left bracket keys. Now, brush
over those areas.
To paint back in areas, press "x" again to make the foreground color black. Make sure you have the eyes and eyebrows filled in.
When you're done, press "Q" again to revert the quickmask back into a selection.
Make the middle layer visible and active.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer
mask of the selection next to the active layer.
As I turn the layer mask off and on, you can
see the difference. Next, we'll make the eye
color more attention-getting. First, make
a composite snapshot of your image by pressing
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd +
Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Then, make a
copy of it. Make sure black is your foreground
color and click on the quickmask icon, so
we can brush in a quickmask. Now carefully
brush over just the irises.
Press "Q" to make it into selections and then click the Layer mask icon to make a layer mask of the selections.
Invert the layer mask by pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + I. Click the photo to make it active
and click the Adjustment layer icon. Choose
and click the clip-to-layer icon to restrict the adjustment layer to just the irises. Slide the Vibrance and Saturation all the way to the right.
The last effect can be achieved simply by adding a filter that we used earlier. First,
make another composite snapshot
and go to Filter, and Filter Gallery. Use Diffuse Glow
again with same settings you used earlier.
To intensify the effect, press Ctrl or Cmd + F to repeat the last filter.
Have fun transforming regular photos into
glamorous, sexy portraits.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!