Blending Skin Tones Using Photoshop

It seems every Composite I create presents a new challenge, giving me the opportunity to strengthen my Photoshop skills.

Today, I’m going to quickly show you how I used Photoshop for Blending Skin Tones.

I’m guessing 85% of the time, I use multiple images Composited together to create individuals within my Photillustrations.

Because of this “blending” of images to create one final individual, I’m frequently challenged with matching skin tones from several different photos.

As you can see, blending skin tones using Photoshop is relatively easy, and with a little practice, you’ll never have to worry about not matching skin.

Making Money at Photillustrator

Being new to the industry of Composite Photography, I set out to create a business and artwork different from the traditional formats.

And, through a lot of practice, many late nights, and a bunch of trial and error, I came up with what I call “Photillustrations”.

If you’re curious what I’m talking about, check out my article called “What is a Photillustration?”

While I’m always on the hunt for commercial photography work, my bread-and-butter today is in Creative Portraiture.

And because of the quality and time it takes to create a Photillustration, my Target Market is more luxury and affluent.

Which allows me to charge prices in the range of $2,500 up to $10,000 per Photillustration I create.

There’s More to the Photillustrator Story

While many photographers I talk to can’t believe the prices I charge for my Photillustrations, it’s no mistake I’ve chosen the market I’ve chosen, and charge the prices I charge.

There’s a whole lot more to this story, but for now, check out the Video Tutorial to see how I overcome my skin tone matching problem.

And don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know how you like today’s Photillustrator Tutorial.

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