Photoshop Quick Tip: Best Way to Add LIPSTICK & Change Its Colors


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV with another Photoshop quick tip. I’m going to show you a super, simple way
to give lips in photos an endless variety of colors and the best part is that they’ll
look like real lipstick. This is an update of a tutorial I did many
years ago. I provided this image if you’d like to follow along. Its link is in my video’s description below
the video or in my project files. Open your Brush Tool and Brush Picker. Pick a soft, round brush. For this image, start with a brush size of
45 pixels. Make its Hardness: 0% and the Opacity and
Flow: 100%. If your foreground and background colors aren’t black and white respectively, press “D” on your keyboard. We’ll brush in a quick mask, so either click
the Quick Mask icon or press “Q” on your keyboard. If you want to adjust your brush’s size, make
sure your CapsLock key is off and press the right or left bracket key on your keyboard. Brush inside the lips until they’re completely filled in. Press “Q” to make it into a selection and
invert the selection by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + I. Click the Adjustment Layer icon
and click “Solid Color”. Notice its layer mask automatically took on
the shape of the selection we made. The white area of the layer mask is revealing
the solid color through it onto the layer below it, while the black area of the layer
mask is masking out that color. As soon as we clicked “Solid Color”, the Color
Picker window opened. Let’s start by picking a bright red color. Change its Blend Mode to “Darken”
to get a super, rich matte, red lipstick color. If you want to make the color lighter, you can reduce its opacity. Two other blend modes that work really well
are “Soft Light” and “Hue”. I think Hue is the most subtle of them all. Double-click the solid color thumbnail to
open the Color Picker and pick different color. You can adjust the color further, no matter
what blend mode you’re using, by clicking the Adjustment Layer icon and clicking “Brightness / Contrast”. We need to restrict this adjustment layer
to the shape of the lips, as well. The quickest way is to go to the layer mask
of the lips and press and hold Alt or Option as you drag a copy of the layer mask next
to the new adjustment layer. If you see this message, click “Yes” to replace
the layer mask. Click the Adjustment Layer thumbnail, so we
can adjust the brightness and contrast. Using this simple method of applying a solid
color adjustment layer, changing its blend mode and adjusting its brightness and/or contrast
and is quick and effective. This has been a Photoshop quick tip from Marty
from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!

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