Colorista II: Digital Cosmetics

Colorista is a fantastic choice for digital cosmetics. You can easily do skin retouches, remove unwanted aging signs or unaesthetic looks, and add healthy colors to pale-looking skin.

Step 1: Open Your Project

Launch your Colorista II program, and open or import your project or photo.

Step 2: Pop Slider

Colorista comes with a new Pop slider which gives a more visual “pop” to your image. It is also ideal for cosmetics touch-ups.

Step 3: Secondary Controls

Colorista has three types of controls: Primary, Secondary and Master controls. For Digital Cosmetics, you can use the Secondary Controls. Go to the top left and choose Secondary from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Fine Detail Retouch

Colorista allows you to add fine detail retouches to your images. In order to do so, move the Pop Slider to the negative side-the left side. To make sure the soften effect does not apply on all image, follow the next step.

Step 5: Make Selections Using Keyer

The Colorista Keyer is useful when it comes to sharpening details such as eyes, hair, lips and other details. Open the Keyer. As you may see, the image has been divided into two preview windows. Make selections on the skin using your mouse cursor.

Step 6: Applying Noise

Look for noise amount in the right preview window. This one shows the image in black and white mode. Use the - and + boxes from the top right to adjust noise.

Step 7: Matching Noise Detail

Repeat Step 6 until you match the noise of all details. Reduce noise in the areas you wish to soften, and increase noise in the areas you wish to sharpen.

Step 8: Scrubbing Images

Colorista allows you to “scrub” areas inside the image. You can do that by simply moving the mouse cursor and reducing the black spots in b&w preview.

Step 9: Soften Effects

Use the soften slide beneath the Noise box to soften and add noise retouches.

Step 10: Preview Results

You can preview how it will look and add more or less softening effects using the Pop slider. To sharpen details a bit, move the Pop slider to the right.

Step 11: Adding Skin Glow

Colorista also allows you to add Skin Glow effects. In order to do so, go to the Midtones wheel and lift the color dots to lighten the image.

Step 12: Warming Colors

Skin Glow needs a small amount of color warm up to create a realistic glowing effect. Use the Auto Balance Tool to warm up the colors.

Step 13: Adding Highlights

To adjust the skin color, Colorista comes with special highlight effects. Go to the Highlights wheel and warm up the highlights.

Step 14: Using Master Controls

For achieving great impact effects on your photos, you can work with Colorista’s Master Controls and adjust Red, Green and Blue curves. You can also add aggressive color retouches using the 3-way color wheels.

Save changes and view results. What is great about Colorista II is that you can quickly achieve professional results with less effort.