Photoshop Tutorial: Adjusting Flesh Tones

This photoshop tutorial will show you how you can adjust the flesh tones by removing the excess red easily.

adjusting flesh tones in photoshop

Step 1.) Open your image, choose the lasso tool from your Tool Pallete (or press L) and make a selection around all the flesh-tone areas in your photo. You can add other flesh-tone areas to the selection by pressing-and-holding the shift button.

adjusting flesh tones in photoshop

Step 2.) Go to Select > Feather (or alt+ctrl+d) and enter 10px

adjusting flesh tones in photoshop

Step 3.) Choose Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation (or ctrl+U) ..When the dialog appears, click on the edit pop-up menu and choose Reds (you’re only adjusting red tones in the selected flesh areas)

adjusting flesh tones in photoshop

Play around with the saturation and hue, to get your desired tones.

adjusting flesh tones in photoshop

See also: Photoshop Tutorials

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Comment by nancy
2006-06-28 03:17:18

I am looking for information of preventing banding taking place on my flesh tones when they are printed.

Comment by Ivan Sam
2007-03-16 04:25:39

Nice and simple. Can you please post a tutorial on overexposed images. I will really appreciate if you can do so. Thanks….

Comment by glen
2007-10-11 01:05:36

Using a caibrated screen, I experience inconsistencies with my fleshtones from the lab. Some look great other times they come back looking weak and light. I always use a light meter, andkeep my red channel readings at or below 200 in P/S and the whites have detail. Any imput here?


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