Holy snowballs Batman! Last week spring flowers were popping up in my yard, but the last several hours have brought more snow in the last four or five hours than we’ve had all winter!
Sigh…I was just getting used to the idea of an early spring.
Fortunately, Emilie is back with a new photography tutorial. You’ll likely remember her first post – a super popular tutorial on how to adjust aperture properly.
Today Emilie is sharing a great Photoshop tutorial on how you can transform cold winter photos from grey to gorgeous!
It’s difficult to capture a warm image amidst gray skies. You don’t want to miss winter special winter moments though. Today I am sharing a step by step Photoshop tutorial on how to adjust the temperature on your photo and warm up your photos.
Click the black/white circle icon (fill or adjustment layer icon) and add a “Gradient Map” layer from the drop down box.
Double click the Gradient Map to edit the colors.
Choose a rich dark chocolate color for the shadows & choose a creamy butter color for the highlights. Click around until you get just the colors that look best to you. It usually takes a few clicks to get just what you want.
The first few times of running the process takes the longest. After a few times you find what color you like best and it become much easier & faster.
From the Blending Mode Drop Down Box choose either Overlay or Soft Light, which ever you think looks better.
Adjust the Opacity with the Opacity Slider of the Gradient Map Layer until you like it.
Interested in additional Photoshop tutorials? Come on over to my blog. I’ve got several FREE Photoshop tutorials. You can read up on simple fixes with major impact, like how to adjust white balance.
You might also want to review a few photo tips, like how to use window light effectively, tips and tricks for great newborn photos or picking the perfect outfits for family photos.
I can’t wait to meet so many of you at SNAP! in a couple of months. I will be teaching a great three-hour photo course!
Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.
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