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Give the Lady a Flower

Digital Alchemy – Part 6

This is Part 6 of the Digital Alchemy tutorial where previously Lady Shade Awoke.

Lady Shade is washed out as she has no colour to make her stick out. In previous sections, we created layers for her lips and the flower. Now is the time to bring some colour back to the Lady, so let’s start with the flower adorning her dress.

Make sure the Rose Layer is visible prior to selecting it. From the Adjust menu, select Color followed by Red/Green/Blue. When the Red/Green/Blue window appears set the options as follows:

This above imbues the Rose Layer with a pink hue. If you are interested in having the Rose Layer take on more of a blood red colour, use the settings shown below instead. It is recommend you place these variants in separate layers so you can transition from one to the other.

Now that the colours have been changed, we will enhance the shadows within that layer. From the Adjust menu, select Brightness and Contrast then Highlight/Midtone/Shadow.

From the newly opened Highlight/Midtone/Shadow window; set the options as you see them below or select Intense color under Settings.

When done, click on OK to apply this effect to the layer. Now adjust the Blend Mode by selecting Soft Light. Note, you can experiment and see how the different filters apply.

Next in Part 7, Lady Shade will get Lips to Die For.

Lips to Die For

Digital Alchemy – Part 7

In Part 7 of the Digital Alchemy tutorial and previously we Gave the Lady a Flower.

Modifying the lips follows the same procedures used in Give the Lady a Flower. First adjust Red/Green/Blue then Highlight/Midtone/Shadow followed by setting Blend Mode to Soft Light.

In this case you will need to use the Eraser tool from the Tools Bar to clear out excess material. Once satisfied, your image should approximate the one below.

Next in Part 8, Lady Shade will be Green with Envy.

Red, Green and Blue

Creating the Base – Part 4

This is part 4 of the Creating the Base tutorial and in Part 3 we Adjusted Hue, Saturation and Lightness.

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The image above lacks green when compared to the reference image and can be corrected by adjusting the Red/Green/Blue balance. From the Adjust menu select Color then Red/Green/Blue as shown below.

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A new window will appear, enabling you to adjust the balance of Red, Green or Blue. By increasing the Red and Green balance by 10% achieved the desired result.

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Once the adjustments are set, click on OK generating the following results.

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Next in Part 5 we will experiment with Extracting the Frame.