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It’s summer, it’s warm, and chances are your skin is going to get a little shiny in photos. Enter: Photoshop. We asked our photographer to shed some light on the best way to transform shiny faces to matte. Here’s how battle summer heat and shine and tone down your highlights for a flawless finish. No one will ever know you ever broke out in a sweat.

Step 1: Open your photo in Photoshop.

Step 2: With the lasso tool, trace around their face. This will be the area in which we’ll be decreasing the shine.


Step 3: Click “select” in the top menu bar, and drop down to “color range.” This will pinpoint the areas that we’ll be making less shiny. In the box that pops up, they turn up as white areas. Then click ok.

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Step 4: In the sidebar to the right, under “Adjustments” click on “Curves.” There will be a diagonal straight line, click in the middle of the line and drag it down, so that it creates a downward slope. Depending on how matte you want the photo to be, you can drag it down more or less.

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Step 5: Finish editing your photo and you’re done!

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