Be­cause she’s worth it

Use a dif­fer­ent layer for each shade of ‘cos­metic’ you ap­ply

NPhoto - - Nikon Skills -

01 Choose eye shadow

Open make­up_be­fore.jpg into Pho­to­shop El­e­ments. Go to the Lay­ers Panel, click the Cre­ate Ad­just­ment Layer icon and pick Hue/Sat­u­ra­tion. Check Colorize, then use the Hue and Sat­u­ra­tion slid­ers to choose a colour for your eye makeup. We’ve gone for a blue with Hue 205, Sat­u­ra­tion 56.

02 Paint a mask

Hit Cmd/Ctrl+I to in­vert the layer mask to black. Grab the Brush tool, set colour to black, and paint over the up­per part of the eyes to re­veal the blue. To fine-tune the shape, switch to the Smudge tool and push the colour around, then use the Blur tool to blur the edges so that it blends in.

03 Add cheek blusher

Lower the Hue/Sat­u­ra­tion layer opac­ity to about 70%. Add a Solid Colour Ad­just­ment Layer. Pick a colour for the blusher, hit Cmd/Ctrl+I to in­vert the layer mask to black, and paint white over the cheeks to re­veal the colour. Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light and lower the opac­ity to 70%.

04 Ap­ply the lip­stick

Add a Solid Colour Ad­just­ment Layer and pick a lip­stick colour. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+I to in­vert the mask. Paint white to re­veal the colour. Switch to black, hit 3 for 30% brush opac­ity and paint around the edges to soften. Change the Blend Mode to Lin­ear Light and drop the layer opac­ity to 20%.

05 Soften the skin

High­light the back­ground layer and hit Cmd/Ctrl +J to du­pli­cate it. Go to Fil­ter>Other>High Pass. Set Ra­dius to 9px and hit OK. Change the Blend Mode to Over­lay, then hit Cmd/Ctrl+I to in­vert the tones. Alt-click the Add Layer Mask icon, and paint white to re­veal the soft­en­ing ef­fect over the skin.

06 Boost the eyes

Add a Bright­ness/Con­trast Ad­just­ment Layer. Set Bright­ness 25, Con­trast 30. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+I to in­vert the mask, then paint with white over the irises. Add a Hue/Sat­u­ra­tion Ad­just­ment Layer. Set Sat­u­ra­tion +30, hold Alt and drag the mask thumb­nail from the layer be­low to copy it over.

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