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How can I match skin tone colors in a black and white photo, using Photoshop? I am trying to learn how to turn a photo into a digital painting with this process.

I used desaturation on a colored photo, then used the smudge tool to create a paint effect, then colored them using different modes. However I can't seem to match the skin tones in black and white color, so that when I color them it will look natural.

How do I go about this?

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  • Do you mean you want to add the color back to the grayscale image? – go-junta Mar 18 '16 at 7:10
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Use the clone tool to paint with the actual skin pixels. All of the tones that you need are already there in the photo. If you need to, use a second copy of the photo (in another window) as the source for the clone tool.

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