Adjusting Color and Tone with Adobe Photoshop


This article is about how to adjust color and tone with Photoshop ~ I just give some ideas how to use some tools but not all the details because everyone should have their own proffered style. The ideas are not too difficult so I hope you can learn some ideas that I want to share here…

There are many ways to modify color and tone, I will give general idea of the basic way…

1. Curve

Result:

2. Photo Filter:

Adding level adjustment layer:

Result:

3. Channel Mixer:

Adding brightness and contrast adjustment layer:

Adding vibrance and saturation adjustment layer:

Result:


4. Color Fill:

Adding exposure adjustment layer:

Result:

5. HSL:

Adding level adjustment layer:

Result:

6. Color Balance:

Adding brightness and contrast adjustment layer:

Result:

Some combination examples:

1. Combination of curve and photo filter:

2.  Combination of curve and color fill:

3. Combination of curve and color balance:

I write not too many explanation for this article in order to make viewer see and try each method. There are many variations that we still can modify such as layer blend mode, opacity and fill percentage, or maybe combine with masking, dodge and burn technique, etc…. Of course I can’t explain one by one ~ just try it and you will know which one is useful for you….

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