photoshop creative

Which tools can fix skin tone in Elements?

Posted in:
Q&A, by Mark White
October 6, 2016

Ask us a question and you could have it featured in the magazine!


Skin tone is one of the hardest things for a photographer to capture when shooting, especially if you’re taking pictures outside or shooting with artificial light. A touch- up of your picture is o?en necessary before you do anything else, but skin tone is something you don’t want to spend too long on.

Elements has the perfect quick fix for this problem. Head to the Guided section of the program, and there’s an option to Correct Skin Tones from there; this can be used either to fix a problematic tone of a portrait or to just give subjects a bit more of a tan. Use the three sliders on the right-hand side of your screen to adjust the portrait accordingly. You may wish to click Next at the bottom to save your edit, and then adjust a second time to eradicate any bad colour still in the subject.

This edit might only take a few seconds to employ but it can produce dramatically improved results. If you head to the Expert section of Elements, you can further improve the colour and tone of your subjects by using some of the options available in the Enhance menu.

  • So, This is here.. Go to Enhance > Adjust Color > Adjust color for skin tone.