How To Remove Red or Pink Color Casts From the Skin In Photoshop
If you look really close at a picture you’ve just taken you might notice some colors in the skin that shouldn’t be there. This is especially true if your subject is wearing a color that is bright and creates a cast against the skin. Usually it happens with red or pink ( but let’s not play favorites here, it could happen with other colors too;) )
On today’s’ Editing Tip Tuesday, you’ll learn how to get rid of those red or pink colors casts in the skin of your portraits. This tip also works great too with newborn skin that can be red or blotchy or sunburned skin too!
Create A Hue/Saturation Layer
In your adjustment panel, simply create a new hue/saturation layer. From there change the color from master to red in the drop down menu.
Decrease the Hues
Take the hue slider (the first one down) and move it all the way to the left. You might notice some color change and that’s OK for now.
Adjust Your Levels
Here it get a little tricky, but I know you can do it:) Go down to the very bottom sliders. The look like two bars together with 4 little white tabs in between them (see photo above) Click right in the middle of those white marks and start sliding to the left. You’ll notice the pinks and reds start to decrease.
Invert the layer
Click control or command I to invert the layer. Then get a soft white brush and paint on those pesky red areas on the skin.
Got it? Good! Still having trouble? Watch the short tutorial above and it will make more sense!
Hope that helped you get the red color casts out of skin. If you do give this a try, share it with me over on Instagram! Make sure to tag or mention me @cozyclicks if you post a shot where you’ve used this tutorial! I’d love to see what you create!