Lip Gloss

06May08

How to change the lip color to make it appear a different color. A simple thing to do and can change results of a photo, by the color of their lips. You might learn a thing or two from this tutorial. Continue reading to view the tutorial.

Find a photo. For the purpose of this tutorial I found one with just the mouth so the effect is easily viewed.
I am using this one here found here.

Step 1
You can choose to resize it or not. Image >> Image Size. Skip that if you want it original size.

Next, duplicate the image (CTRL + J) and Press CTRL + SHIFT + U to desaturate the image.

Step 2
Grab the Eraser (E) Using a fuzzy brush at any size you want erase everything except the lips. So only the lips should be black and white. Just a rough area is good enough.

Step 3
Now the method above I use so I can see the difference easily but you can use any way you want to select the lips (pen tool, quick mask all that)

Press CTRL + Click the desaturated layer. Should have ants around lips.
Press the yin yang symbol and press color balance.

Move the sliders until you get a color that you like.

Step 4
This is my results once I hit okay.

Now hide the desaturated layer.

Step 5
Now set the color balance layer mode to “Darken”

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One Response to “Lip Gloss”

  1. Hey hun, great site! I really like this post.. I was curious about this for a while now. This cleared a lot up for me! Do you have a rss feed that I can add?


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