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Brighten The Color

Nama : Mutiara Dwi Saptarini
Kelas : XII IPA

Step 1: Before getting started, we need an image to work with. You can use the image below

Brighten The Color

First we should adjust its colors for best result by going to Image > Adjustments > Color Balance and use the following settings

After this step we’ll get

Step 2: Brighten the image a bit by going to Image > Adjustments > Curves. Click on the straight line and move the dots up a little to make the image brighter

Step 3: Now we should bring a “soft light” for the image. Press Ctrl-J to duplicate this layer and go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate to turn this layer into Black & White

Step 4: Blur this layer a bit by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and use these settings:

Step 5: Change the Blending mode of this layer to Soft Light. As you notice, the image’s contrast and brightness increase a lot!

Step 6: Merge down this layer by pressing Ctrl-E. We should make her skin smoother by going to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur with these settings:

Brighten The Color

Maybe you can not notice this subtle change if not zoom it in (View > Zoom In). And below is the result of this tutorial:

Thanks for reading this tutorial, I hope you learned something new!

Comments on: "Brighten The Color" (2)

  1. My… my…
    That’s good stuff. Nice job, La…

  2. wie….thats good… ^^

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