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Cara Mudah Memperindah Kualitas Gambar dengan Photoshop

Aplikasi: Photoshop CS5

Banyak cara dan trik untuk mendapatkan kualitas hasil foto yang memuaskan. Gambar terlihat
jelas dan warna terlihat lebih tajam. Bagi para fotografer profesional hal ini tentu saja tidak sulit
untuk dilakukan. Selain ditunjang pengalaman, juga peralatan kamera yang canggih.

Lalu, bagaimana dengan kita yang tidak begitu mahir memainkan kamera dan juga tidak
memiliki perlengkapan fotografi? Tidak perlu khawatir. Dengan Photoshop, anda dapat
menjadikan sebuah foto terlihat lebih indah layaknya seorang fotografer profesional:). Mau
mencoba? Berikut ini langkah-langkahnya.

Buka sebuah gambar.

Klik menu Image>Adjustments>Levels atau tekan Ctrl+L.

Pada kotak dialog Levels, buat pengaturan untuk Preset: Custom, Channel: RGB dan
isikan nilai untuk Input Levels: 25 1.5 255 dan tekan OK.

Klik menu Image>Adjustments>Vibrance.

Pada kotak dialog Vibrance, isikan nilai Vibrance: 30 dan Saturation: 30 dan tekan OK.

Terakhir, klik menu Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast.

Pada kotak dialog Brightness/Contrast, isikan nilai pada Brightness: 20 dan Contrast: 25
setelah itu tekan OK.
Bandingkan hasilnya! Kini gambar terlihat lebih jelas dan warna lebih tajam. Selamat

Face Makeover
NOTE It should be stated now that the following procedures do not 'specifically' deal
with correcting blemished skin, or otherwise 'repairing' a photo. Everything done in
the photo retouching effect seen here was simply painted on. Then specific "Blend
Modes" were used to create a "beauty makeover" type of effect.

The exception though is the method used to smooth & balance out the skin
tone/texture. That was done using the "Median" filter, and masking.

The general 'makeover' process is quite simple, and can be done in a matter of

Topics covered here are:

Smoothing & balancing


changing/enhancing eye color

highlighting/brightening the eyes

adding makeup

changing/enhancing hair color

Note to Mac users: The PC key Ctrl = the

Mac key Cmd.
And the PC key Alt = the Mac key Option.

Photo Makeover - a full comparison

As evidenced by the original photo, there were a large number of issues to deal with
in making over this subject. The most concerning was the irregularity of the light &
shadow on her face, specifically down her right side (our left).

Here's a list of the problems, and the modifications made:

First and foremost was the skin tone/texture. Smoothed it out a lot, and
balanced the lighting.

Softened the hot spots along the nose and on the chin, so those features
wouldn't protrude so much.

Hair color was dull and lifeless. I chose fire like red to offset the cool eyes.

Eye color was also dull and lifeless. Fixed those too.

Eyes whites were reddish brown and veiny. Brightened them up considerably.

Eye lashes were uneven and a little thin. Balanced them out.

Eye brows were also uneven and needed to be trimmed back to balance face
better. Did that.

Lips were lopsided, and the color was weak. Evened them, and added lip liner
to enhance their shape.

Pear shape of face was too strong. Applied rouge along the cheeks and down
the sides to the jaw line, to help lengthen the face and broaden the forehead.

Although I REALLY wanted to give her a little reconstructive surgery, I

resisted. The only thing I felt I really had to fix was her fulcrum. It was
crooked, and I straightened it out.

Bear in mind that this 'version' is but one of the many various ways this subject could've been
'made over'. My interpretation is not the end-all-be-all. If trying this for yourself, find ways to be
original if at all possible. It should also be stated that I would not normally 'wax out' a person's
skin tone like this. I was only showing the extreme to make a point. The 'synthetic look' does
have it's place, but it's not used that often in the real world.

Step 1 - Smoothing Skin tone & Texture

Duplicate the original photo layer, and apply the FILTER/Noise/Median... filter.

The setting should be somewhere between 5 and 10. As reference, look at the split
image above... I used a setting of 8 for that. The exact amount is highly dependant
on the quality of the original skin tone/texture. Generally, we want to balance out
the shades in the skin color Blending them together, but not washing them
completely out.
Add a Layer Mask, and using black, paint overtop of the main facial lines, and the
entire eyeball area, including the eyebrows. Use a small soft brush for this and try to
paint only where you need to. In most cases, the layer mask doesn't have to be too
perfect, but don't be too sloppy either. If the subject's skin texture is very strong,
then a more precise and detailed mask may be required.

The example image here shows where the Layer Mask is painted on, so you can
better see how it fits over the facial areas.

Reduce the Opacity of this layer to somewhere between 50-70%; depending on how
strong or subtle an effect you want. The choice is yours, because this setting
amount is also dependant on the quality of the original skin tone/texture. So use
your own judgment here, based on your photo.

Step 2 - Changing & Brightening the Iris Color

New Layer.
Use a hard brush that's the exact same size as the iris, and
paint with the desired color over top of the original iris. Set
the blend mode to Hue/Soft Light/Overlay. Your choice. The
blend mode choice is affected by how light/dark your
replacement color is. Layer Opacity can also be lowered
to make the effect more subtle. In my header image, I
used 'Hue' blend mode.

Step 3 - Eye whitened to remove reddish-brown vein coloration

Select the white of the eyeball; either using Quick Mask or the selection tools. Add a
HUE&SAT Adjustment Layer right above the smoothed duplicate layer. Lower the
Saturation and raise the Brightness until the white looks 'almost' white. Don't go too
pure white, or it'll look real fake. Click the Layer Mask for the Adjustment layer, and
apply the 'Blur More' filter 2x -- to soften the
edges a bit, and blend this new white area into the
outer edges of the eyeball.

Step 4 - Eyeball highlights and shadows added for clarity and depth

New Layer.
Paint an irregular shaped spot of white over the place where you want the eye
highlight to be ( we're doing the small bright spot of white right now ). Usually, most
photos will have one already, so add to it with this fresh bright highlight, over top of
the original one. Just to liven it up. As you can see, the specular highlight in the
original photo I used was very faint.

New Layer. Paint with a small soft brush using black, along the underside of where
the eyelid is. Right over the topmost inner edge of the eyeball itself. This adds more
depth. Set the blend mode to Soften, or leave it on Normal and lower the Opacity.
This should be a very subtle effect.

New Layer. Paint with a small soft brush using white, around the inner area of the
iris. You don't have to paint over the entire area as I did. A smaller brightened area
is also effective looking too. This choice is yours to decide.

Note: Do not just fill the entire iris area with a full-on solid white circle. Not only will
it look real bad, but it'll not look natural either. This is one of those 'extras' that
needs to be 'not-so-perfect' looking. Study the middle image in the above examples.

This next part is optional. It's dependant on your intent for your photo, and whether
it's even needed.

New Layer. Zoom into the lower eye area several hundred percent. We need to see
the lower eyelash area real well. Paint with a 1 pixel brush using black, along the
top edge of the lower eye lashes. We're adding a thin pencil line of eye-liner. Then
use the Blur tool (R key) and run it across this line once or twice. Don't blur it right
out, just soften it up a little.
Adding this eyeliner helps to
frame and present the eyes
better. It'll make them stand out

Step 5 - Makeup and hair color -- always a nice touch

New Layer.
Look at the image to the right as a guide. Use
whatever color you want, and paint a fresh coat
of makeup onto the eyelids, and where ever else
you like. I also painted on a line of highlighter
too, along the top of the eyelid just below the eyebrow.

Then choose a suitable layer blend mode to use. I used 'Soft Light' for my image. Try
a number of them though, as they all produce very specific looks/effects.

Even though we never directly covered the lip & hair areas, the same methods
apply to those as we just used to add makeup to the face. Lipstick is a 'makeup' too.
So just paint it on as well, and set the blend mode appropriately. I've found that
reducing the layer's Opacity also works well for lips. This example image shows here
I started painting purple over the original red. My blend mode was 'Hue', and the
Opacity of the layer was 100% -- 50% looked good too. Use these settings as a
starting point.

And as for hair... it's the same all over again. New Layer, mask out the hair, choose
your new color(s), then paint over the original hair areas you wish to recolor, set the
Blend Mode to Hue, Color, Soft Light, or Overlay. Or, try one of the other modes for a
special effects.

And the tip for hair is... to darken certain areas, paint with black on a new layer and
set it to Soft Light. Do the same to lighten the hair, but paint with white instead.

I'm no makeup expert, so the rest of this part I'm leaving up to your own good

Hope this info was helpful to those looking for it.

If you have any questions/problems regarding this tutorial, feel free to ask about
them in the Forum.
Have fun experimenting!

Copyright Mark Anthony Larmand

Superb Skin Airbrush Technique


admin February 24, 2008 Photoshop Tutorials

Airbrush skin like a pro. In this Photoshop retouching tutorial, youll learn how to retouch skin
like the professionals. Find out how to make skin look healthy without looking plastic or blurred.

Sample PSD (Photoshop Document)


Airbrushing Skin Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1
Open the photo into Photoshop. For this tutorial, try to use a high resolution image where you
can see the skin texture.
Step 2
Create a duplicate layer and put it into a group. To do this, press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer then
Ctrl+G to place the new layer into a group. Name the group Airbrush and the layer Blur. To
retouch the skin, there will be two layers in the Airbrush group. The first layer weve created (the
Blur layer) will be used to blur the skin. After that, well add another layer to restore the natural
skin texture.
Step 3
Have the Blur layer selected. To blur this layer, use the Surface Blur filter. This filter blurs like
the Gaussian Blur filter except it can retain edge detail. Well need to blur the layer so that the
skin is smoothed and somewhat blurry without having the edges
Heres what my image looks looks like after the Surface Blur filter. Your image should look
similar with details such as the eye intact. If the eye becomes blurry, your settings are too strong.
Undo and redo the Surface Blur filter with a lower setting.
Step 4
Create a new layer and move it above the Blur layer. Name this layer Texture and change the
blend mode to Hard Light. This layer, as the name states, will be used to add a slight texture to
the skin and also adjust the skin tonality.

The texture created in this layer will contribute to the final results very minimally the
difference can only be easily seen zoomed in on high resolution images and varies from image to
image. Even though the result is very minimal, it ensures that no area of the skin looks too
smooth or plastic.

Below is an example of this. On the left, the image looks like a solid color, also known as plastic
skin. The image on the right has a slight noise pattern to make the skin look more realistic.
Step 5
Make sure that you have the Texture layer selected. With that layer selected, press Shift+F5 or
choose Edit > Fill. In the Fill tool, set the settings according to the image below. This will fill
your layer with a 50% gray color.
Step 6
Open the Add Noise filter from the Filter > Noise menu. Enter in the settings shown in the image
below. This will add some noise to the image that will prevent skin from looking plastic. It may
look a little too sharp, but in the next step, well fix this with a Gaussian Blur filter.

Step 7
Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Blur the layer by 1 pixel.
Step 8
Now well temporarily tint the color of this layer. First, select the Eye Dropper tool from the
toolbar. Sample an area on the skin that appears to be the average skin color. You dont have to
be very precise because we will tune the color later in the tutorial. In the Color palette, click on
the flyout menu below the close window button and select HSB sliders. Well need to see the
HSB values for the next step.
Step 9
Open the Hue/Saturation tool by pressing Ctrl+U or choosing Image > Adjustments >
Hue/Saturation. Check the Colorize option and adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness values to
match the HSB values from the color we sampled in the previous step. For the brightness, set this

Step 10
Select the Airbrush group in the Layers palette and add go to Layer > Layer Mask > Hide All.
This will create a layer mask filled with the color black that will hide the group. With this layer
mask, well paint the areas were we want the skin to appear. Otherwise, this skin airbrushing
effect will appear on the entire image.
Memperindah Foto dengan Photoshop

Sekarang kita tinggalin dulu efek-efek foto yang aneh-aneh.. hehehe.. saya mau berbagi
pengalaman aja gimana cara memperbaiki foto yang gak sesuai dengan keinginan kita..
Kadang kita suka mengeluh kalo hasil foto gak sesuai dengan yang diharapkan tapi selama
foto itu gak ngeblur atau berbayang, gelap banget sampe gak keliatan objek nya, dan image size
nya besar.. semua bisa diatasi dengan Photoshop..
Foto yang nge-blur atau berbayang bisa juga diperbaiki.. hanya ada 1 cara nya.. Foto ulang !!
hehehe.. sampe sekarang saya blum nemu software buat ngebetulin foto yang ngeblur atau
Sekarang saya akan tulis tentang efek-efek yang bisa dipake buat ngebenerin foto yang gak
sesuai dengan yang kita mau .. Efek ini biasa saya pake kok.. Efek nya sangat sederhana dan
gampang diaplikasikan .. bisa untuk photoshop versi apa aja.. moga-moga bisa bermanfaat.

Buka foto yang mau kita perbaiki

Duplikat layer gambar /background dengan menekan CTRL + J

Di layer hasil duplikat kita kasih gaussian blur..

Klik Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

Lalu layer efek nya diubah menjadi Screen

Hasil Akhirnya

Cobain buat foto-foto Outdoor.. pasti keren.. ! Cara yang simple blum tentu jelek hasilnya.. tul
Efek ini saya pake biasanya untuk foto-foto yang keliatan kurang kontras, atau kurang tegas
warna nya atau kurang apa ya.. pokoknya kurang.. hehehe..

Sekarang, kita akan memperindah foto outdoor agar lebih tajam warnanya.
Buka foto yang kurang-kurang tadi.

Klik Image > Adjustment > Curve

Klik Sample image to set Black point ( gambar icon nya Pipet dengan tinta hitam )
Klik di tempat yang berwarna gelap.. kalo kurang sesuai klik di tempat lain.. (di test aja yaa..
sampe sesuai dengan selera)

Kalo udah sesuai dengan yang diinginkan silahkan klik OK

hasil nya :

Keliatan lebih tajem kan? hehehe.. just Try it!

Jika tadi kita udah mempertajam gambar, sekarang kita akan mempudarkan gambar. Loh? Kok
gambar bagus-bagus malah di bikin pudar? Tidak begitu maksud saya... Kita disini akan
memudarkan (Blur) background fotonya saja.

Buka foto dengan blur yang gak sesuai dengan keinginan

Duplikat layer gambar atau layer background dengan menekan CTRL + J

Klik Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

sesuaikan radius nya dengan resolusi foto ( nilai radius gak usah sama )
Klik Eraser Tool , Klik kanan di gambar lalu pilih Soft Round dengan ukuran 200 px ( gak harus
sama, tergantung resolusi foto juga )

Hapus di objek gambar nya..

hasilnya :

Lebih ngeblur kan ?

Silahkan dicoba.. efeknya digabung-gabung juga bisa kok.. coba .. coba.. coba..

Mempercantik wajah dengan photoshop

Manipulasi Photoshop - kali ini kita akan belajar bagaimana cara mempercantik wajah
dengan photoshop atau lebih sering dikenal dengan nama Make up Digital. Bisa banyak kita
temukan tutorial tentang membuat make up dengan photoshop. dan saya akan berikan salah satu
yang sederhana. Untuk perbedaan anatara before dan after nya bisa dilihat dari gambar di bawah
ini :
Dan ini adalah foto yang saya gunakan :
Berikut langkah pembuatannya :
Langkah 1
Open foto ke photoshop, seperti biasa Ctrl + O atau klik Menu file Open.
Kemudian duplicate layer sebanyak dua kali, dengan cara menekan Ctrl+J pada keyboard.
Langkah 2
Sembunyikan layer 1 copy atau layer yang paling atas dengan mengklik icon mata pada layer
box. Kemudian untuk layer yang ke dua beri gaussian blur, Filter Gaussian Blur. Dan atur
radius gaussian blur menjadi 10 pixels dan OK.
Langkah 3
Aktifkan kembali layer 3, kemudian klik icon add vector mask pada kotak layer. Atau klik
menu layer vector mask reveal all.
Langkah 4
Aktifkan brush berwarna hitam dengan kuas yang soft atau lembut. Kemudian masking pada area
sekitar wajah yang ingin di bersihkan, sebagai contoh saya berikan warna merah pada setiap
bagian wajah yang akan di masking.
Dan setelah di masking area tersebut kita akan mendapatkan hasil sebagai berikut :
Langkah 5
Satukan layer 2 dan 3 dengan cara tekan Ctrl+E di keyboard. dan kemudian tekan Ctrl +M atau
klik menu image adjusment Curve.
Dan atur seperti gambar berikut ini :
Langkah 6
Selanjut nya untuk bagian bibir, aktifkan blur tool, kemudian sapukan pada bagian bibir sampai
kira kira benar benar kelihatan halus.
Langkah 7
Buat layer baru, kemudian aktifkan brush tool beri warna merah. Dengan blending overlay dan
opacity menjadi 48 atau 35.
Setelah itu klik menu image adjusment Hue/saturation. Atau tekan ctrl + U di keyboard anda.
Atur komposisi nya sebagai berikut ini :
Langkah 8
Aktifkan eraser tool ( E ). Rapikan pewarnaan bibir yang kita lakukan tadi.
Dan inilah hasil akhirnya,
Cantik bukan, silahkan di coba. Jika ada yang belum jelas silahkan di tanyakan di kotak
komentar, terima kasih.

Publish: 16 Agustus 2008 | Author & Copyright: gael_radcliffe | Status: FREE tutorial

Salam kenal, dalam Tutorial Kali ini adalah membuat Silhouette.

1. Pilih Foto yang akan di jadikan silhouette. Saya akan pilih foto yang satu ini :
Untuk Download Klik Disini

2. Seleksi gambar yang akan dijadikan silhouette. (Pisahkan Background)

Cara Seleksi pada photoshop sudah diterangkan dalam tutorial terdahulu... Jika
kesulitan mencari, gunakan Google Service...

3. Buat file baru dengan ukuran 1024 x 768 pxl, lalu pindahkan dengan move tool
bagian yang telah terseleksi tadi. Setelah berada defile baru, set blending option
untuk layer 1, Color overlay pilih warna hitam, opacity 100%.
4. Sekarang saatnya menggambar backgroundnya. Matikan dulu Layer 1 agar
tidak terlihat. Lalu pilih Custom shape tool. Buat segitiga memanjang seperti pada
gambar. Saya memilih warna #38befd .

5. Ulangi terus langkah ke empat sampai terlihat pada gambar dibawah ini.
6. Nyalakan kembali Layer 1 lalu naikkan/pindahkan ke urutan sampai paling atas.

7. Pilih layer dibawah Layer 1. Pilih Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient . Set
seperti gambar dibawah. Saya pilih warna #91dcf gradasi ke putih


8. Duplicate Layer 1 untuk membentuk bayangannya. Set opacitynya menjadi

9. Selesai. Sekarang terserah anda bagaimana memvariasiakan gambarnya.

Selamat berkarya..
Silhoutte by Gael

Terima Kasih

Difusion Efek Lighting Studio

Publish: 29 September 2012 | Author & Copyright: Johan F | Status: FREE Photo
Effect Tutorial

Pernah bermimpi menjadi model? klo memang belum dan ingin merasakan hasil
fotonya maka tutorial ini layak anda coba, baiklah kali ini saya akan membagikan
bagaimana cara agar foto yang kita punya lebih kelihatan glamour layaknya foto di
Studio dengan Lighting yang bagus dan oke punya. Namanya Efek Difusion
Lighting Studio.

Berikut ini langkah - langkahnya:

1. Buka Adobe Photoshop anda, disini saya menggunakan Photoshop CS3
Masukkan foto yang akan diedit ke Aplikasi Photoshop anda (tekan CTRL + O)
disini saya menggunakan foto, disini saya menggunakan foto yang saya dapat dari

2. Tekan CTRL + J untuk menggandakan Layer

3. Ubah mode layer menjadi - Screen

4. Tambahkan Layer >> Layer Mask >> Reveal All

5. Tambaknan Image >> Apply Image

6. Klik kiri untuk mengaktifkan Layer thumbnail yang berwarna (original) di layer
window - sesuai petunjuk gambar di bawah
Tambahkan Filter >> Blur >> Glaussian Blur
masukkan Radius 10.0 Pixels

Ok selesai, hasilnya :
Ok sebenarnya ini saja cukup, namun bagi yang mau lebih naturan mari lanjutkan...

7. Tekan CTRL + G untuk mengroup Layer

Layer >> Layer Mask >> Reveal All
Kemudian Image >> Apply Image >> OK
Tambahkan Edges filter (Filter >> Stylize >> Find Edges).

Tambahkan Filter >> Blur >> Glaussian Blur

Radius 3.0

Sebelum ditambah filter Find Edge Sesudah ditambah filter Find Edge
Lebih tinggi Exposurenya Foto Efek Diffusion Nampak Lebih

Foto dengan efek Diffusion Lighting Studio Effect. Sampai ketemu di tutorial Foto
Efek yang lain Terima kasih, Simak juga Tutorial terkait Sharpening Photo Tanpa
Efek Noise Stay tune di IlmuGrafis semoga bermanfaat.

Efek Motion Photography di Photoshop

Publish : 23 November 2013 | Author : Johan | Kategori : Foto Efek

Tutorial Photoshop kali ini adalah tentang motion blur pada foto, fungsi dari motion blur
adalah untuk Menambahkan efek Blur dengan arah tertentu, biasa di gunakan untuk menunjukan
efek gerak/kecepatan gerak suatu objek.

Bagaimana caranya, mari kita simak tutorial Motion Blur Photography di bawah ini :

1. Tentu saja buka aplikasi Photoshop. bisa pakai photoshop versi berapapun. Klo belum punya
silahkan download dulu disini
2. Buka gambar yang akan kita beri efek motion blur, Pilih gambar yang memang sesuai untuk
efek ini agar lebih dramatis, caranya : klik File > Open > pilih file > Open

sebagai contoh saya memilih gambar ini :

gambar : motoGP race , anda bisa download gambar ini di :

3. Gunakan Eliptical Marque Tool, set Feather : 100 px (relatif) dan hilangkan centang dari anti-
gambar : Set Eliptical Marque Tool

4. Buatlah lingkaran di tengah gambar, hal ini untuk menseleksi gambar

gambar : seleksi lingkaran

5. sekarang kita balikkan seleksi dengan menekan inverse

gambar : inverse

6. Tekan ctrl + j (untuk menggandakan seleksi dan menambahkan layer), lihat jendela layer
kanan bawah

gambar : layer photoshop

7. Nah sekarang tinggal memberi efek blur, klik Filter > Blur > Radial Blur...
gambar : radial blur (motion)

8. Pilih Zoom, Set sesuka anda, Quality (draft , good , atau best ) sesuai selera, disini contoh
settingannya :

Jika kurang puas dengan hasilnya maka anda bisa meng-Undo dengan menekan CTRL+Z dan
merubah men-set-ulang komposisinya

gambar : setting radial blur

Hasilnya :
gambar : moto GP in motion

Nah seru kan efeknya, membuat efek kecepatan lebih dramatis layaknya film - film balapan
seperti fast and furious saja. Ok, semoga bermanfaat, sampai ketemu di tutorial photoshop yang
lainnya. Stay tune at