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How to whiten skin

Some like it tanned, some like it bleached white, no matter how you like skin tone you can get it following the next simple steps.
So lets see how you can lighten your skin tone. This process can be used in reverse to darken it as well, if you are looking for a more tanned look.

Step 1. Open you image of preference on your editor. We will use a tanned image for this tutorial so the change will be more obvious in the end.

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Step 2. Create a duplicate layer of your image; simply right click on your original layer and choose duplicate. Name this as you wish. This is the layer we will work on.

Step 3. Choose you normal brush from the left hand side bar and choose from the color picker any color. Once thats done, start brushing on the visible skin areas of you picture. Namely the skin areas you want to lighten or darken its tone. Remember at this point to brush not only the face but all exposed skin, since it the end you want a smooth result.

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Step 4. On the bottom right side of your editor, below the layers, is the Image button. Click it and then from the options choose Adjustment.

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Step 5. This will bring up the Curves histogram window. Adjust the histogram according to your desired skin tone. If you the line towards Output the skin tone will lighten, if you move the curve line towards the Input the skin tone will darken. For the purpose of this tutorial we will lighten the skin tone.

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Step 6. The histogram tool is really powerful although to some intimidating. Play around until you find the tone that works best for you.

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