How to ‘tan’ a mannequin in Photoshop
You may have seen the ‘tanner’ or ‘tanning’ process in movies like Star Wars and The Hangover.
However, what about what happens when a man is born a man and wants to change his skin colour?
Well, that’s exactly what photographer James ‘Sideshow Bob’ Sideshow has done.
James ‘Tanner’ Siegel’s latest project, titled ‘Skin Tones,’ was created using Photoshop to alter the appearance of a man’s skin, including the skin colour.
This photo of a male model was made by James using the ‘tanned’ Photoshop tool.
The process involves a light tanning agent, and a UVB filter to make it appear tan.
The image was then adjusted to look like a man.
James says the ‘skin tone’ is not necessarily a natural colour and that it is ‘more a result of the skin’s colouring’ rather than an attempt to be ‘too ‘tan’.
This ‘tanting’ process can be done using any Photoshop-based skin tones, from a neutral, neutral tone to a vibrant tone.
James said: ‘I’m using Photoshop as a ‘painting tool’ for the process of getting the skin tones I want to achieve.
‘It can look very simple in theory, but the actual ‘tones’ can be quite complex and can vary from person to person.’
I think there are so many reasons why it takes so long to get the ‘perfect’ skin tone.
I have a tendency to try to achieve a ‘perfect skin tone’ by looking at other people’s skin and not really paying attention to what it looks like.
‘I try to keep it as neutral as possible, with minimal makeup.
‘In this case I wanted to get a very dark skin tone and I wanted a tan.
I wanted it to look very natural and not have any visible pores.’
The skin tone I was trying to achieve has a very distinct look to it, which is why I wanted the image to be very detailed.
‘But I do have a darker complexion than some people’s so I had to do some lightening.
I tried to make the image very natural.’
James said that the process is very ‘toxic’ and he is often forced to change it at work, and he has even had to stop shaving.
James explained: ‘People have told me I’ve been ‘tanned’ for years and I’ve never really considered that.
It’s quite a dangerous thing to do, so I’m just trying to protect myself.’
James is a well-known photographer, having shot many portraits and has been featured in various magazines such as the UK’s Sunday Times and The Independent.
He also worked as a model for The National Theatre, which he described as a place where he had a ‘really good time’.
James has worked for other organisations including the British Library, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Photographic Society.
James also works for the cosmetics company Makeup for Health.
James hopes to release ‘Skin Tone’ in the UK in the summer of 2019.