In this photoshop photo editing tutorial, I will show you how to create amazing beautiful skin tones using color dodge and burn blending modes in photoshop.
Skin Tones Using Only Blend Modes Tutorial :
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Open photo and select skin tones with ‘Color Range Tool’.
Add solid color fill layer of a brown (#94643c) color to apply on shadows.
Select layer mask (Shortcut: Hold Alt + Click on mask to view).
Go to mask properties, feather it to soften harsh edges.
Change layer blending to ‘Color Burn’.
Reduce the “Fill” slider value around 15-20%, the brown tone is only applied to the shadows of the image.
Dupliate color fill layer, change blending mode to ‘Color Dodge’ and add color of light cream (#fcdebc) to apply on highlights.
Now group both layers CTRL + G, Lower the opacity to reduce overall strength to your liking.
Note: You can change colors to your preference.