hey there friends and photographers! Since I have a ridiculously passionate love for all things photoshop, I’ve decided to share a few tidbits that I think you might find helpful (you non-photo people feel free to scroll right on past this post)!
I received quite a few comments about my editing on the images from my recent MayDay party post! I had a blast editing those images, as they are a little brighter than my usual! The two biggest things I used to edit them was the Color Overlay adjustment layer, and the Curves adjustment layer.
The picture started out like this:
go to the bottom of your layers menu and choose the “solid color” adjustment layer. you should see this when you click on it:play around until you find the hue you want the click ok. I chose a golden yellow color. Then I brought down the opacity (at the top of the layers menu).I also changed the layer type from normal to soft light. I like to use either soft light or overlay the most, however play with the options…there are lots of cool things you can do with the layer types.And this is what I got!Though I’m happy, I want a little more yellow so I made another Solid Color layer (note that in the layers menu the name changes to Color Fill…go figure). I brought the opacity way down, but left the layer type at normal creating more of a fade effect.
I’m still wanting a little more color tweaking and fade so I’m going to make a Curves layer.On the curves layer I selected Blue in the drop down menu…and create a nice S curve by clicking around the line and moving the spots chosen for the desired effect.Then I selected RGB in the same dropdown menu and pulled out the corner points of the curves line to add a little more colorless fade:There are SO many things you can do with color overlays and curves…the opportunities are endless! I created an action with these steps and ran a batch over all the images! I’ll blog about actions later… :)
I hope that helped! This tutorial stuff is new territory for me so feel free to help me out and/or ask any questions you may have down in the comments box!