An Interesting Retouch for Studio Glamour - Part 3

Admittedly, the process described in Part 2 was a bit involved! Here is a much simpler retouch consisting of only six Photoshop layers. Again, here is the retouched image of Andrelica:

Andrelica retouched.

Andrelica retouched.

As described in Part 1, the grey seamless is masked out and a separate layer of Andrelica without the layer mask is created. Between these two layers, a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer was created. The Colorize box was checked. The setting were Hue: 260, Saturation: 49, Lightness: -29. The visibility of the top layer of Andrelica has been turn off to better show you how it looks at this point. Notice the shadows on the paper are maintained:

The purple color of the background is now in the same color palette as the dress.

The purple color of the background is now in the same color palette as the dress.

If the visibility of the top layer of Andrelica is turned back on, we have this:

This could be the final image.

This could be the final image.

To give Andrelica herself a warmer tone and some "pop," I used Nik's Brilliance/Warmth filter. The Saturation and Warmth were both set to 15%. This layer was clipped to the layer of Andrelica without the mask so the background would not be affected. The was done by Option (Alt)-clicking on the boundary between the two layers in the Layers Panel. Either this or the previous image could be the final image, depending on your taste:

Andrelica has been warmed in this version.

Andrelica has been warmed in this version.