Clean And Colorful Gradient Tutorial
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Clean And Colorful Gradient Tutorial

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to make this incredible little boy stand out even more by brightening this image for this tutorial. I did this by making some basic adjustments and mainly using gradients for color toning.

The curves layer is a neat tool to make quick adjustments to any of your images. For example, I used it to fix the bottom of the model’s pants to make them an even tone in this image. Also, I used it to change the color of his lips. You can find out how I modified this image by signing up for my premium membership and getting access to the full video.

Cleaning up the image means making adjustments to the model and making sure that any background distraction is removed. As I said previously, I wanted to make this beautiful little boy the center of attention by getting rid of unnecessary items. You can use the spot healing tool to make these changes. Whether you are a beginner or pro, this is an excellent tool to alter your images to how you've always pictured them.

To avoid a flat image, we have to make some of the model’s facial and body features. When the model takes up most of the space, it is straightforward for a photographer to highlight too much and make the image look unnatural. I just wanted to keep this image plain and simple. We can naturally enhance these features by dodging and burning certain areas, such as the model’s skin, hair, and clothes. If you want to see how I achieved this, watch the full video by signing up for my premium membership. 

Now that the model is clean and brightened up, we can add a touch of color to the image. By adding gradients to your image, you can play with different colors and drastically change the background's tone. This will guarantee that your model will pop out and look brighter than ever! 

I hope you loved this quick and simple tutorial. I didn't want to make this image look like a painting; instead, it appears natural.

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 Happy Editing!

Tara Lesher

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