CS5 Photoshop Photo Tutorial: Editing Color: A Quick and Easy Photo Retouch How To


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This edit challenge rating is: Easy

Hey everyone, Welcome to my channels first video! This is a nice and simple beginner Photoshop edit tutorial to give you some background into some common things I do in my edits. Excuse my nervousness on camera I hope to get over it in future videos. XD As said this is a fairly simple edit, some of my next videos will be quite complex and sometime head to desk worthy. If you know me from deviantart you will be quite surprised with some of the drastic changes that happen in my edits. I promise.
I edit in Adobe Photoshop CS5, there are tool equivalents for most of the things I use in the older tools.

Use these links to quickly get to the section of the tutorial you need:

Tutorial beginning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=40s

Levels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=45s

Selective Color: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=1m06s

Dodge Tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=3m00s

Burn Tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=3m30s

Color Balance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=4m15s

Finished Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4DNYcZhvA#t=4m47s

In case you missed them, here are some of the main tool paths I used in this tutorial:
Image : Adjustments : Levels
Image : Adjustments : Selective Color
Image : Adjustments : Color Balance
Tool Bar : Dodge : Midtones
Tool Bar : Burn : Midtones

Check out one of these Photoshop tutorials next!


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I am a photographer/retoucher and dressmaker living in Portland, OR. I have a passion for fairytale, fantasy, and mythical aesthetics and want to help others find that touch in their works as well! Outside of the arts, I have a love of natural sciences and the outdoors in general. With these passions combined, I like to take my shoots and projects to the great outdoors.