Part 3 – Enhance the color of the Lips

Part 3 – Enhance the color of the Lips


Use "lasso tool" to select.

Use "lasso tool" to select.

You can enhance the color of the lips to give it a healthy feel or a shade that suits the color of the subject’s cloths. Have you seen the colors and shades of lipsticks in the market? You get the idea. There are a couple of ways to enhance the color of the lips, however I am only going to describe only one.

Select the lips, one half at a time

Select the lips, one half at a time

My workflow:-

  1. Ctrl J to create a new layer
  2. Use the “quick selection tool” to select the lips. Use a finer pixel like 3 px for fine selection. Don’t worry if you have over selected, you can use –ve selection tool ot +ve selection tool to fine tune your selection
  3. Go to Image>Adjustment> Color Balance or Hue/saturation and adjust the color or saturation that suits your purpose.
  4. Ctrl D to deselect
  5. It is done.
Use "Hue/Saturation", increase the red saturation to taste

Use "Hue/Saturation", increase the red saturation to taste

A slight red tint equivalent to a "Dior" lipstick was added

A slight red tint equivalent to a "Dior" lipstick was added


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