If you shoot models on location against a blue sky, you may wish to enhance the sky brightness and tones. If you do it by darkening the sky using Luminosity, it can result in the appearance of a white outline around your model. Emma Grigoryan from Fstoppers shared with us a simple way to get rid of it. This Photoshop tutorial that will show you how to remove this white outline quickly and easily, in only a few steps.
First, open the image with this issue and zoom to 200-300% for more accurate results. Select the Eye Dropper Tool and click on the white outline around the subject. It’s recommended that your Average Range is 5 x 5 px, as the outline is not a solid color.
Next, go to Image > Adjustments > Replace color. The chosen color will be in your Color Box, but you can change it anytime during the process for better results.
Then, some you need to do some improvisation. Not every image is the same, so here there are no universal settings. Play around with the box. Move the Fuzziness slider slowly to the right, until you see the selected color outline (it will appear white in the Fuzziness box).
As the selected color is not uniform all around the subject, you can bring the Saturation slider to the left and desaturate the color range you selected. You can also play with the Lightness box, and see what gives best results.
The problem that may arise is that you have a similar color somewhere in the image, and it gets replaced as well. If this can’t be resolved with moving the Fuzziness slider, there is another solution. You can use a Layer Mask to control the area where you want to apply the change.
There are several ways of resolving this issue, but this is one of the simplest ones we’ve found, yet it’s pretty effective. What is your way of getting rid of the fringe around the subject?