It’s very rare that any of my photos see the light of day WITHOUT leaving the land of Photoshop. This genius program allows for full control over all photo edits. As soon as I select the strongest photo, I evaluate which areas are in need of improvement. I can alter anything from highlight intensity to color saturation. Sure, some photos need more help than others, but it’s up to the individual to decide what edits should be made in order to complete his/her vision. I hope you find the following tutorial helpful. Photography and Photoshop work by Amber Christian Osterhout ©2014
STEP TWO: I analyzed color and decided to reduce red in order to neutralize the skin tone (it was quite cold out when the photo was taken). Color correction was achieved with the SELECTIVE COLOR tool.
STEP FIVE: One area of the photo that really bothered me was the blue shadow to the left of her eye (lack of sleep, maybe). An easy fix! Just draw a marquee around the shadow, FEATHER the edges, and reduce the blue tones with the SELECTIVE COLOR tool (under highlights and midtones).
And there you have it! Picture perfect, thanks to Photoshop.