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Golden Shiny Skin Effect

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In this easy but useful Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a golden shiny skin effect.


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Golden Shiny Skin Effect

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Step 1

Download and open photo in Photoshop. We start by changing background. Duplicate background layer with Ctrl+J. On duplicated layer go to Image > Adjustments > Levels and apply following settings:

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Desaturate layer by going to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.

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Increase contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.

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Step 2

Duplicate again background layer and move it above all other layers. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

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Change layer blending mode to Linear Light.

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Select Eraser Tool. With a soft round brush clear all layer contents while leaving a little radiance on the girl’s face.

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Step 3

Duplicate again background layer and move it above all other layers. Change layer blending mode to Hard Light to make photo clearer.

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Select Eraser Tool and start cleaning again. This time leave girl’s hair and dress straps but remove background of the dress below the chest.

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Step 4

Duplicate again background layer and move it above all other layers. With Polygonal Lasso Tool select girl’s skin, then invert selection by using Select > Inverse. Press Delete to clear selected area.

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Remove selection by pressing Ctrl+D. Clear eyes and lips area still using Polygonal Lasso Tool.

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Finally use Eraser Tool with soft round brush to make edges of the fragments softer.

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Change layer blending mode to Hard Light.

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Step 5

Duplicate again background layer and move it above all other layers. With Polygonal Lasso Tool select girl’s skin, then invert selection by using Select > Inverse. Press Delete to clear selected area and we will have only skin on this layer. Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

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Change layer blending mode to Multiply.

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Skin now looks smoother. We still need to strengthen shining a little.


Step 6

Duplicate current layer and move it above all other layers.

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Change layer blending mode to Screen on duplicated layer.

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Reduce opacity to 40% for this layer.

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Step 7

Create a new layer above all other layers. Change layer blending mode to Soft Light. Select Brush Tool (opacity between 10%-40%) with soft round brush, black color and being to darken the cheeks, neck and eyes area. Change foreground color to white and create a glare on her forhead, shoulder, tip of the nose, hair, clothes, etc. (opacity between 70%-100%).

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Duplicate current layer (Ctrl+J) to increase effect.

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Change layer blending mode to Overlay on duplicated layer.

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Reduce opacity to 30% for this layer.


Final Image

Golden Shiny Skin Effect
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  • http://www.arterruption.net Saya

    Nice tutorial. This is very good when want to get “doll” and “Plastic” looking skin effect.
    Thanks