Liven up the colours

Practical Photography (UK) - - Photoshopgenius... -

With the ba­sic mask­ing com­plete, we can turn our at­ten­tion to other facets of the im­age. How­ever, rather than flat­ten­ing the Lay­ers, keep them sep­a­rate for now. Among other things, this will al­low you to cor­rect any mis­takes you no­tice down the line. In the Lay­ers pal­ette, click the Cre­ate new fill or ad­just­ment layer again, and pick Hue/Sat­u­ra­tion. In the panel that ap­pears, set the Sat­u­ra­tion slider to gov­ern the in­ten­sity of the colours. Here, I set the Sat­u­ra­tion much higher than nor­mal, at +60. If the im­age you’re work­ing on is al­ready quite colour­ful you won’t need as much, or may wish to re­duce the Sat­u­ra­tion for a more muted look. Next, add an­other Hue/ Sat­u­ra­tion Ad­just­ment Layer, but this time click the Colorize box. Set the Hue and Sat­u­ra­tion slid­ers to make a sepia tone (45 and 25 here), or what­ever colour wash works on your im­age. Fi­nally, in the Lay­ers pal­ette, click Opac­ity and re­duce it to about 30% or 40%.

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