Hello guys I am Vaibhav and here I am going to show you how to do facial scrub with PS within a minute. In the above picture you guys can see the difference between the two pictures. It took me only 20-30 seconds to do this, but as this trick may be new to you guys, so it can take you around a minute to do this. Its just an application of “channels” in PS.
Open your photo.Press F7 for the layer window. And then press ctrl+J to make duplicate layer.
Select the duplicate layer in the layer window and then go to window->channels. You can see a pop up window of channels. Simply select red channel or press ctrl+3. I know you guys are wondering why have I selected only red channel but not blue or green channel. It’s better that you see it by yourself. If you select either green or blue channel you’ll lots of spot on the face you are going to edit but in red channel you just see a clean bright face. This is why I selected red channel only.
After selecting only red channel press ctrl+A to select whole photo And then ctrl+C to copy it.
Now go back to channels and press ctrl+2 to select RGB back are simply click on RGB.
Now press F7 for the layers window. Select the duplicate layer and then paste by pressing ctrl+V. Now you can see that your photo has been turned to black and white but don’t you guys worry. I am here to help you.
Now change the mode to luminosity. You can do by dropping down the blending mode option that is present at the top of the layer window. Hurray once again you got back the coloured one but with very fine and better skin toning.
If you think that your skin toned is over brightened once again go back to channels. Make sure that you have selected the red channel layer in layer window. Press and hold ctrl and click on the icon of RGB. I will select the area with excessive luminosity.
With the selection still be selected press F7 for the layer window. Make sure that you have selected the red channel layer. Then add “layer mask” which you can find at the bottom of layer window.
You can see the area with excessive luminosity has gained some shadow and skin toned has got fine once again. You can increase and decrease the opacity as per your requirement. If you are still not satisfied then press ctrl+L for level window. As you have selected red channel layer which is black and white so “level” is best way to improve skin toning rather than curve. After setting the level your photo will be done.
And now you are done. I know you guys are thinking it’s so long trick but it would take only 30-40 seconds or less if you know are familiar with Photoshop. Thanks for reading this article and lot of cool tricks are also available here. Enjoy them also. Don’t forget to leave comment and also don’t forget to share it with Facebook, Twitter and more. Follow trickyphotoshop on Twitter for the latest updates and also don’t forget to like trickyphotoshop on Facebook. If any trick that you want to know that you don’t know that simply contact me by emailing me and my email address is given below. I would love to teach you that trick for free.