After pressing OK Photoshop will restore the selection. Now press Ctrl+J/Cmd+J to duplicate the selected area onto a new layer. Now lets add Curves to reduce the highlight and make his face perfectly exposed. To do this go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Curves. Make your curve look like the one shown below and don’t forget to click on the clipping mask icon (the encircled one).

16_thumb - Selecting Skin Tones Using Photoshop CS6 | TrickyPhotoshop

Notice that this will create a very small difference and your image should look like this.

final_thumb4 - Selecting Skin Tones Using Photoshop CS6 | TrickyPhotoshop

Well this is the end of this quick tip.

Thank you for reading this article.

Read my next tutorial where I will be discussing about Adding Instagram Valencia Effect in Photoshop.

Hopefully we’ll meet again in four days.

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  • Ravi Varma Nrv

    I Done What U Have Said but while using masking tool skin color changing

    • Vaibhav

      I see that you have enabled “Quick Mask Mode”. Actually the skin color is not changing. As the “Quick Mask Mode” is turned on, your skin is overlaid my Red color. Simply press Q to disable Quick mask Mode.

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