Monday, September 12, 2011

Change tone of photo in Photoshop

It been quite a while since I have posted any Photoshop tutorials, so I thought I would write a quick post today. When you take a photo outdoors, the colours of the photograph may appear cold. By cold I mean lacking in warm colours such as yellows and oranges. To change the tone and to increase the warm of the image, you can use the hue/saturation adjustment layer. I have used a free stock image for this tutorial. If you need to find any stock images, take a look at this post.

Change tone of a photo in Photoshop

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop that you feel is lacking in warmth.

Step 2

On the menu bar at the top of the screen, select Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation. If a new window appears, click the OK button and continue.

From the Hue/Saturation drop down menu, change the ‘Default’ setting to ‘Yellow Boost’. This should increase the yellow colours in your image and give an overall sense of warmth and depth. If you are happy with the result, you can leave the colours setting as it is. Or you can alternatively, select the ‘Yellows’ from the drop down menu and adjust the hue/saturation/lightness sliders to your liking.

Notice the before and after images you should see the colours are richer and warmer after the hue/saturation layer has been applied.

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