After applying actions on a picture, sometimes it leaves red shadows on their skin especially on ears, eyes, and below their noses. Do you want to know how to make your own action to remove/fade those unwanted redness in skin? Here’s a step by step for you!
-Make sure your Actions window is visible.
**To make sure your Actions window is up on your Photoshop, click on Window on the top menu bar between View and Help. Make sure there is a checkmark next to Actions.
-click on the top right corner of your Actions window.
-First you have to make sure, the Button Mode is unchecked for you to start.
-Name your action. I’m calling this Remove Red since well…that’s what we’re doing. 😉
-You can choose a specific color for this action for when your actions window is on Button Mode. For this one, I’m choosing Red. (I will show you a few steps later what I’m talking about.)
-In your Adjustments window, click on Selective Color icon (4 triangles in a square).
-In the Properties window, make sure you have Reds for the Colors. Slide the slider to the left to -35.
-Go to your top menu bar. Click on Image…then Adjustments…then Invert.
-Click on the Stop button icon to stop the recording.
-Just so you can see where your action is now, click on the top right corner of the Actions window.
-There’s your Remove Red action you just made! So the next time you want to get rid of some redness, just click on that Remove Red action button. 🙂
-Ok, now let’s get back to where we left off after making the action. Make sure you are on your Brush tool and have that clicked (see middle arrow).
-Make sure your Foreground color is white (bottom arrow).
-I have my opacity brush at 70% (top arrow). It’s your preference what opacity you would like.
-Now start using your brush to remove those red areas!
-Check out the before and after of the Remove Red action below. The left is before using the action, and the right image is after using the Remove Red action on the skin.