Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – How to remove flushing of the face


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – How to remove flushing of the face


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – How to remove flushing of the face

1. Little beetroot
In some cases, such as in baby photos, if the person in the picture has very thin skin, it might appear too red. Just by shifting two sliders, complexion can be made paler.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – How to remove flushing of the face

2. Lighter reds
As a first step, let’s increase lightness of red colors.

In the Develop section, scroll down the editing panel on the right to the HSL/Color/Grayscale part, that is, to the color adjustment slider. We should work in HSL Mode, and start with Luminance group. With the help of these sliders luminance of colors can be increased or decreased.

Choose the first (Red) slider and shift it to the right, in the positive direction. We have used +50.



Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – How to remove flushing of the face

3. Secondly
The next step is just as important as the first one, but requires more caution. At the same place, switch to the Hue section and change the Red slider again. This time choose a smaller value and check the changes in the preview.

As a result of our changes in setting, red colors are transferred into the orange range, and then to the yellow. We used a value of +30.



Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – How to remove flushing of the face

4. Pale complexion
The left side shows the original state, while the right side shows the modified state. Make sure that you do not go to extremes with the pale effect because it can yield an unhealthy complexion. You only want to restrain the conspicuous capillaries.

Next we will learn about gaze enhancement in Lightroom.

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