Photoshop – Add soft color effects to images

Learn to add a an ethereal and vibrant effect to photos through the use of a number of adjustment layers, and utilizing the blend modes. First, we’ll brighten images using blending options before playing around using adjustment layers to create effects to the picture. Then I’ll demonstrate the effect from the same effect applied to various pictures.

Step 1: Download the image

Let me first say that what effect we’re going to get may not be compatible on every image, so I’m not saying the effect will not work. But it could, to an degree because each image is unique and needs to be treated in a different way.

I used Photoshop to open the image. Photoshop using the menu the file and clicking Open. The image is dark with a good contrast as well as stunning light at the center. Also, it has the mixture of blue, yellow the red and green hues.

Step 2. Then, you can brighten the image.

The photograph was shot in a setting sun, and therefore it’s a little dim. Let’s brighten it. Make a couple of duplicate layers using CTRL + J and switch the blend mode to screen. It is possible to use levels as well as Curves to boost the brightness of your images if you’d like.

As a result of the screen Blending mode, it is evident that how the image increased brightness.

Step 3. Making adjustments

We’ll now play using adjustment layers in order to get an effect you want. The first step was to use the Gradient Map adjustment to give orange across the entire photo.

For an adjustment layer to be created, you need to visit layer > new adjustment layer.

Below you will be able to see the colors of the gradient

To mix the shades from the Gradient Map and the image I changed the blend mode in soft light.

Step 4.

I’ve added the orange hues and will now add the blue tones in the picture. Create an gradient fill adjustment layer, and then check the stylesAngle and Scale options. I didn’t alter anything on this page other than the color.

This image shows the colors I used to create this gradient fill:

Then change the blending mode to lighten and reduce the opacity down to 31 percent. It is evident that the blue color is blended into the photo and has the effect gives a subtle shade in color photo. In addition to the blue hue but the orange color also has an effect of softness on the picture too.

Step 5

Create the the Solid Color adjustment layer. Select the dark blue shade (see the picture for the color code).

Set the Blending setting in to Exclusion and then set the opacity level to 60 percent.

Step 6 – Add the Light

There is already a sunlight in the photo. In order to add some light the picture, we’ll apply the light using an dark, orange shade. Create an additional layer by pressing CTRL + Shift + N and naming it “light’.

Initiate your brush tool (B) and then select a color that is saturated before using a gentle round brush, paint the photo exactly as you will see the sunset.

Switch the blend mode to Linear Dodge 69%..

You can also observe the light effects that have been that have been added to the picture. The user can alter the intensity of the light layer to get a more intense or a subtle look of the lights.

Step 7 Step 7 – Applying the Effect to Images of a Different Type

The effect isn’t applicable to all images. As one example of this, I applied only the identical adjustment layers on the various images to check the result, but I didn’t increase the brightness of the photos as I did in step 2. Nor did I applied the effect of light that I added in step 6 to get the results below.

This is the man’s original image that I’ve used to test similar results to the ones I’ve just demonstrated to you:

Here’s the effect I was able to achieve and that it’s very similar to the result I got, but not precisely identical. It’s the effect I’m discussing, but by following these techniques, you could at a minimum, add various colors of your photo.

Here’s the result that was applied to the image of the girl:

In essence, images play an essential role to create a certain effect. This is the reason why each image requires a different approach which is why you should choose the colors and setting for the adjustment layer depending on the.

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