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Golden Skin Woman glamour transformation
Tutorials Photo Effects 26543 Views June 22nd, 2010

Hello, Today I will show you how to transform a photo of a woman into a glamorous photo manipulation. I will change: the skin tone into a shiny, golden tone; the eyes and lips color. I will add a new background and the result is a new improved image.


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Draw a black rectangle and place it behind the girl layer.

I found this beautiful texture so copy it into a new layer above the black square layer.

Change the Blending Mode of this layer to Hard Light 100%.

Step 12 - Blend the girl with the background

As you can see the girl looks cut; we can fix that by adding a shadow.

Duplicate the Girl layer, go to Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast

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Call this layer Shadow and place it behind Girl layer. Move this layer to right and down.

Go to Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur ; we do that to blur the edges of the shadow. Change the blending Mode from Normal ti Hard Light 100%. In the initial photo we have the shadow. Because i didn't change the light direction I will try make the shadow similar to the initial shadow.

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Another thing we can do is burning with Burn Tool the edges of the Girl layer.

There are parts where burning tool is useless; for example the hair from the bottom left; for that I will use Smudge Tool

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Than with the Sharpen Tool, sharpen the part of the hair from above:

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The final result! Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial!

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18 comment(s) for "Golden Skin Woman glamour transformation"

Eve T.
Eve T.
7:00 AM Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Beautiful skin tone! reply
7:00 AM Sunday, July 25, 2010
It would look nicer if only the skin was golden color. The eyes, lips, and hair are golden color which makes it look unrealistic. reply
7:00 AM Sunday, July 25, 2010
I am almost sure that you saw only the first page :) where there are all the features golden but have a look at the final result! reply
7:00 AM Tuesday, October 12, 2010
She looks jaundiced. Why would you make someone yellow? the whites of her eyes are even yellow??? reply
7:00 AM Wednesday, October 13, 2010
You are probably was one of my first tutorials and it has good and bad things . i try to get better and better every day and i hope to succeed ! reply
7:20 PM Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thanks For The Share On This Tutorial, Will Give Your Method A Shot. reply
7:21 PM Sunday, October 30, 2011
:) upload your result! reply
abhishek srivastava
abhishek srivastava
1:44 PM Saturday, February 11, 2012
good skin tone and manipulation reply
3:26 AM Friday, August 24, 2012
How about just duplicating the layers, Gaussian blur, radius at 4.0, set layer to overlay and adjust as needed depending on the contrast of the image. She looks flat because you changed the tone of the ENTIRE image. Try just selecting her skin next time. reply
3:27 AM Friday, August 24, 2012
:) thank you for the tips, this tut is one of the first published here on psd-dude so the quality and technique is not that good! reply
3:46 AM Friday, May 16, 2014
thank you for this post !
but i dont have a question.
i really tried to understand 'step 6'.
but i couldnt get it.
like you said,
i painted over her face with black color brush on the new layer. and i clicked sharpened layer with 'ctrl' key.
i guess that means i selected the area of the sharpend layer while selecting the painted layer.

so when i deleted it, black paint was dissapeared but
the skin is still sharpen.
cuz i painted and i deleted. it's supposed to be the same result.

plz give me some advices.. i dont understand..
thank you sooo much !! reply
3:54 AM Friday, May 16, 2014
You can add a layer mask to the Smart Sharpen layer and inside the mask use the Brush Tool, color black opacity 100%, soft round brush, to paint over the skin area. reply
12:08 AM Saturday, May 17, 2014
after that
what should i delete?
so i have created a new layer above all the other layers.
and like you said, i added a layer mask to the sharpen image.
and inside the mask, i painted with black color.
then, do i need to delete the sharpen image? or mask? or the new layer? @~@
but the new layer is empty, cuz as you said, i didnt paint anything on it.
and if i delete sharpen image or mask that is linked with the sharpen image.
there is no point of makig the sharpen image.

so sorry abt that..
im a very beginner...photoshop is difficult ??
12:10 AM Saturday, May 17, 2014
Don't create a new layer.
Just add a layer mask to the Sharpen Image Layer and paint the skin area with black(see the tutorial about layer masks for further information).
You don't have to delete anything because the mask of the sharpen image replace the delete process. reply
1:52 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
Maybe you'l like this pic better? Perhaps this picture is more interesting. I found this girl and try to do the Photoshop lesson step by step like you did. reply
1:55 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
Very useful Photoshop tutorial. Thanks. I learned a lot and I will try to use these Photoshop techniques in my practice. reply
2:03 AM Monday, August 03, 2015
I like both versions. My tutorial creates a golden skin effect with a cartoon look. You should read also this tutorial for creating a more professional gold skin effect in Photoshop: reply
2:14 AM Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Thanks for the advice. I will take a look at this lesson. reply

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