211. Add Vibrance > Set Vibrance -20 and Saturation +20

This will reduce the overall vibrance and increase the saturation of the colors. See the result…


212. Select > All


213. Edit > Copy Merged


214. Edit > Paste


215. Create New Layer RETOUCHING


216. Use Clone Stamp Tool, Size 10 px, Hardness 0%, Sample: Current & Below > Retouch All Visible Defects on the Objects, Boy and Background

This is your final chance to remove imperfections from your artwork. Zoom in, have a good look around and correct any little blemishes, mistakes or areas that need improvement.

The changes can be subtle, but every little correction helps produce a flawless result. I cloned some of the Skittles, the top of the ear and the collar of the T-Shirt. See the result (look closely)…


217. Select Two Top Layers


218. Duplicate Layers > Merge Layers > Rename SHARPENING


219. Convert to Smart Objects


220. Filter > Other > High Pass


221. Set Radius: 1 px


222. Set Blending Mode — Overlay > Create Layer Mask and fill with black


223. Select a soft White Brush > Make Selection on the Image’s Accents (Hair, Objects, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Ear, T-Shirt). These are the areas that we want to sharpen and bring into focus.

See the sharpened results…


224. Select > All


225. Edit > Copy Merged


226. Edit > Paste > Rename Layer — FINISH


227. Select All Layers and Groups without Layer FINISH


228. Make Group WORK > Enjoy the Results!



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