Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration before naturally progressing into the world of photography and retouching. Alongside a client list including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is covered with a fine layer of glitter…

Sometimes you need to select only a person’s skin tones to adjust their hue, brightness or texture – usually in reaction to a colour adjustment you’ve applied to the rest of the photo.

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In this tutorial, burlesque photographer Tigz Rice reveals how you can do this a few simple steps in Photoshop using the Select Color Range dialog’s Skin Tones option.

This automatically selects skin tones – from any ethnicity – to save you having to manually, accurately choose the correct range for your model’s precise skin colour.

So load up a model shot you need to work on and let’s get started.

Software needed

Photoshop CC

Time to complete

1 minute

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