Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Add lip gloss in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to add lip gloss to an image. This process uses the Quick mask and the plastic wrap filter. I have used a free stock of lips which are available from

Add lip gloss in Photoshop

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop you wish to add lip gloss to.

Step 2

Select the Quick mask tool (Q) and make a selection around the area where you don’t want to add lip gloss. This selection would be most of the image as shown below. Before you begin make sure you have reset the colour palette by pressing the ‘D’ as you will not see the Quick mask.

Step 3

Exit the Quick mask (Q) and you should get a selection around the lip like below. If you are unhappy the selection you can re-enter the Quick mask and make adjustments.

Step 4

Choose Select > Feather and give the feather radius of 5 pixels. This creates a more rounded selection around the lips. You can experiment with the feather radius as this might be different for your image.

Step 5

Select Filter > Artistic > Plastic Wrap and add the following settings:

Highlights Strength = 7
Detail = 5
Smoothness = 8

If you want a more defined gloss effect on the lips you can try increasing the Plastic wrap settings. You should now have lips with lip gloss.


Afterglow Cosmetics January 25, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

Hey this is amazing and lovely tip in case any of my photos look bad.Anyway there are more friends seeing us in FB than anywhere else.

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