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Edit photos with Photoshop

posted by fossah, Jun 17, 2006 1:54 PM — 19 comments

I'll try to explain how to make your photos a little more exiting by playing around in Photoshop and change the colors and smoothness.

First we need a picture for the tutorial. I picked one random in the gallery. The picture below is shot by wagg66.

Now open up Photoshop and start a new document with the picture.

First we wanna give the photo some smoothness. This is done by duplicating the layer with the picture (right click at the layer -> duplicate layer -> Ok.).

Now you have 2 layers, both with the picture. Select the upper layer and then go to the menu Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur -> Radius: 3,0 pixels -> Ok.

Now set the layer mode on the layer you just made blur to 'Soft light' (the layer mode is found in the layer box in the top).

You should now have something like this:

The last step is how to change the colors a bit, in a nice way. We're making the photo allmost grayscale, but not 100pct.

Duplicate the top layer (the one you made blurry before). Now hit CTRL+U. You should now have a Hue/Saturation box on your screen. First select 'Colorize' down in the right corner. Then set the Hue bar at 210, Saturation bar at 10 and leave the lightness at 0 -> Ok. Then set the layer mode to Saturation and you would have something like this:

That was pretty much it. You can now add a border to the picture or adjust the light a little.

My final outcome:

Thanks for now. Take care!

Im sorry for my bad english and I hope you understood the tutorial anyway :-)

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1. posted by cloud-no-9, Jul 12, 2006 4:12 PM

Way to go!!!

I love this tut! You've just showed a nice way messing with images to create image effects.

Just keep your imagination running wild and experimenting....

Thnx for sharing!

By the way, no problem with your English-I perfectly understood your tut as it was quite illustrative but at the same time into the point!

2. posted by hilaryaq, Jun 18, 2006 5:52 PM

Nice tutorial! Thank you so much!!

3. posted by m3miami, Jul 25, 2006 5:47 PM

Very nice ! thanks for the tutorial !

4. posted by creative65, Aug 2, 2006 11:06 PM

really nice tut... easy stuff to do that maks a major change!

5. posted by dsigngrrl, Aug 19, 2006 6:22 PM

Very nice. Subtle and nearly romantic.

6. posted by Skuff2k4, Sep 5, 2006 11:56 PM

Simple and very effective :D


Great tut

7. posted by dnangel, Nov 1, 2006 9:46 PM

Gostei, ficou antigo porém vivo.
Bela foto.

8. posted by saeed222, Apr 10, 2007 11:51 AM

Thank you so much

9. posted by ni0987, Aug 2, 2007 9:37 PM

Thank you sooo much!!!!!!
This is what i was looking for for a few days.
You made my day!!

Thanks a lot.

10. posted by Gibbmieste, May 9, 2008 5:32 PM

Nice little tut m8.

11. posted by jamesk2008, Oct 29, 2008 3:49 PM

I use to edit my photo

12. posted by sujeshak, Apr 27, 2009 11:30 AM

who is this give him that mobile number foolish fellows

13. posted by iamabdus, Oct 25, 2010 6:40 AM

Great tutorial, Thanks hotoshop/

14. posted by disenoweb9, Feb 22, 2013 7:52 AM

AWESOME. thank you for taking your time to teach us! I really learned a lot. WOW.

15. posted by trainer2, May 31, 2013 9:08 AM

Simple and very effective :D


16. posted by piabpn953, Jun 21, 2013 2:23 AM

Thank you so much

17. posted by carlislekm, Jul 29, 2013 4:32 AM

Very interesting

18. posted by korinci, Aug 24, 2013 12:01 AM

Very nice !

19. posted by shannahqxh, Aug 24, 2013 6:43 AM

very nice

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