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Do you want to enhance the skin tone in your portraits? Some sharp images can look really beautiful once you smooth out and perfect the skin tone. In this article, we will show you how to enhance skin tone in your photos in Photoshop.
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Enhance Skin Tone in Your Portraits
The first thing you need to do is open up your photo in Photoshop.
From the top menu bar of your Photoshop screen, go to Select » Color Range.
The Color Range window will open. You’ll need to select the Skin Tones option from the dropdown menu at the top. That way, all of your settings in the next steps will affect only the body skin in the image.
Press ‘OK’ to save your changes and close out the Color Range window. Then, go to Filter » Convert for Smart Filters from the top menu bar.
This will convert your image into an smart object for the next steps.
Next, go to Filter » Noise » Reduce Noise.
We recommend using the following settings:
- Strength: 8
- Preserve Details: 16%
- Reduce Color Noise: 0%
- Sharpen Details: 4%
That’s all you have to do! Take a look at the before and after image below:
Keep in mind, the settings above may vary depending on the skin color and the amount of light in the image. You should experiment with different variations to reduce the noise to just the right amount for your photo.
We hope this article has helped you to learn how to enhance skin tone in Photoshop for a perfect portrait. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add a dramatic portrait effect to your images in photoshop.