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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