Digital Makeover using PaintShop Pro


1. Open an image in PaintShop Pro.

** In this tutorial, most of the steps will require to duplicate a layer.

When working on a photo for quite a while, there may be changes that you have already applied to the image but do not want to include in the final outcome. We can save a lot of time by using layers. Instead of undoing the changes that we do not want to include, we can just delete the layers where this changes were applied to

2. Create a duplicate of the image.

3. Go to Adjust >> Skin Smoothing.

To avoid making the image look unnatural, set a lower value of amount of skin smoothing. In this tutorial I have set the amount to 50.However, you can set the amount to any value you would like to use.

4. Duplicate the image again.Eliminate creases by using the Blemish Fixer.In the Tools Toolbar, click on the MakeOver Tool.

Set the brush size to 20 and strength to 20 as well and then gently dab on the creases on her face.

5. Again, duplicate the image and then click on the Sharpen Tool in the Tools Toolbar.

Using this tool will help in redefining the eyebrows.

6. Again, duplicate the layer. Click on the MakeOver Tool and select the Toothbrush Tool to whiten teeth.

7. As you can see, half of the face is in quite deep shadow, while the other half is quite light . To balance this out:

Using the same layer, click on the Dodge Tool in the Tools Toolbar.

This tool will be used to lighten the part of the face which is dark.

Next, using the Burn Tool, we will darken the other half of the face which is quite light.

8. Since the girl is looking a bit pale. Click on the MakeOver Tool and select Suntan.

User-added image

Apply Suntan over the girl's face and her neck.

9. Create a new Raster Layer by going to Layer >> New Raster Layer.

10. Click on the PaintBrush Tool in the Tools Toolbar.

In the Materials Palette, choose a lipstick type of color. For this tutorial, I will be using a hot pink color.

Paint all over the girl's lips. It does not need to be perfect as it can be corrected later on.

As you can see, this is pretty awful. This can be improved by changing the way these layers blend with one another. Head on over to the blend mode of the layer and change the blend mode from Normal to Hue.

The image should appear like this:

Using the Eraser Tool to tidy up any mistakes. Once done, reduce the transparency of the layer to make it look more natural.

11. Zoom out the image and always remember to Save.



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