Today we gonna do a pastel colors in Photoshop. Also I’m not only show how exact do one photo in pastel colors, I also will explain the principle by which you need to process photos to make them looks as pastel tones.
But at first let’s talk about what is a pastel colors? This is a soft hue obtained by diluting the pure tone with white color. So that is any color but low saturated and bright.
If you are still don’t know, Google provides a free collection of plug-ins from the Nik Collection. It includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.
It’s time to download until they change their mind.
By the way, if you want to know how to level up your retouching (doesn’t matter with photoshop plugins or without), just check out my blog post about it.
Nik Collection for free.
This is one of my old work. I retouch this image only with dodge&burning technique. No frequency separation or something else. It’s longer, but a completely controlled process and result.
Also you can see process with basically changes and d&b layer.
Let’s talk about some useful techniques to level up your photo retouching skills. Everything written below is strictly my own personal experiences.
Hi! My name is Sergey Brezhnev, I am retoucher.
I have many interests blog post in my Russian blog page. Almost all posts about retouching and photography. It’s tutorials, educational info, photoshop tricks and techniques… And now I translate these articles into English. Every week I will add 1-2 new posts. So if you interested with that — welcome to my blog 🙂
It’s a simple photoshop tutorial how to do a cold toning.
I show you how I do this image. This is not Photoshop tutorial, but rather a demonstration of the process of landscape retouching.
I show all of my process of retouch. From raw-conversion to fine tuning in photoshop. What really important is work with volume, I mean dodge&burning and basically work with bright and contrast on photo. In this image I use only build-in tools and instruments in Photoshop. But usually it’s doesn’t matter. You can use any plugins for retouching.
Simple tutorial how to do white skin.
Today I show you photoshop tutorial film flare effect without plugins. It’s really simple effect.