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Golden Skin in Photoshop

Posted on 25th April 2018
For this tutorial, you will need the image of Person or Statue with a neutral background.

1 - In Photoshop, open the image you chose.



2 - “Duplicate” your Layer (Command/Control + J).



3 - “Desaturate” the image to make it look like it is “Black & White” (Shift + Command/Control + U).



4 - Adjust the “Levels” (Command/Control + L) to contrast it a bit more.



5 - Go to Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights and play around with the values to contrast it more.





6 - “Invert” your image (Command/Control + I).



7 - “Duplicate” your Layer (Command/Control + J), “Invert” it again and change the “Blending Mode” of the duplicate to “Darker Color”.





8 - Make a “Duplicate” of your duplicate and change the “Blending Mode” to “Overlay” and the “Opacity” to 10%.



9 - Go to the Adjustments” Panel and make a “Color Balance Adjustment Layer” using the following values:





Change the “Blending Mode” to “Color Dodge”.



10 - “Duplicate” your “Color Balance Adjustment Layer” (Command/Control + J) and change the “Blending Mode” to “Overlay” and the “Opacity” to 60%.



11 - Create a “Vibrance Adjustment Layer” using the following values:



Change the "Blending Mode" to "Screen" and lower the “Opacity” to 30%.



12 - Your image should look similar to this:



* Depending on how light or dark your image is, you may need to use different settings, values and Blending Modes to achieve a good result

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