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Photoshop for Photographers: Color Emphasis

with Chris Orwig

Video: Welcome

Make your photos pop with the selective use of color and Adobe Photoshop.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 33m 38s
    1. Isolating and changing the color of an umbrella
      4m 44s
    2. Removing and highlighting color in an outdoor scene
      6m 5s
    3. Creating color focus on eyes in a portrait
      5m 52s
    4. Using color to highlight multiple areas of a photo
      4m 43s
    5. Creating a path to desaturate an image selectively
      6m 38s
    6. Turning a selection into a mask to build a color effect
      5m 36s
  3. 49m 9s
    1. Desaturating the background
      5m 36s
    2. Hand coloring the dress
      5m 1s
    3. Painting in color to a specific area
      3m 4s
    4. Bringing back skin tones with advanced masking
      5m 8s
    5. Adding clouds to the background
      5m 35s
    6. Coloring the face
      5m 45s
    7. Adding color to the lips
      5m 32s
    8. Painting the eyes blue
      5m 20s
    9. Finishing color and blending adjustments
      8m 8s
  4. 14m 32s
    1. Posterizing the image
      3m 0s
    2. Adding color to specific areas
      3m 32s
    3. Coloring the face and shirt
      4m 15s
    4. Bringing back detail and texture
      3m 45s
  5. 17m 30s
    1. Creating a sepia-toned look with Color Balance
      3m 28s
    2. Colorizing an image with Hue and Saturation
      3m 50s
    3. Having fun with colorizing
      5m 50s
    4. Creating vivid colors
      4m 22s
  6. 35m 10s
    1. Changing color with Color Balance
      4m 8s
    2. Using advanced masking to finish the color effect
      3m 10s
    3. Reusing a mask to customize the color further
      2m 22s
    4. Changing the color of the background
      5m 17s
    5. Using the Hue/Saturation Targeted Adjustment tool
      4m 25s
    6. Applying advanced Hue/Saturation color changes
      3m 50s
    7. Making subtle color changes
      2m 34s
    8. Incrementally improving the color
      4m 5s
    9. Taking the final steps to creating unique color
      5m 19s
  7. 25m 11s
    1. Creating vibrant colors with adjustment layers
      5m 46s
    2. Improving color in a celebrity portrait
      4m 34s
    3. Enhancing the lips and color vibrance
      4m 57s
    4. Finishing the color adjustments
      3m 35s
    5. Copying and reusing colors adjustments to a new photo
      6m 19s
  8. 43s
    1. Next steps

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Photoshop for Photographers: Color Emphasis
Video duration: 0s 2h 57m Intermediate


Make your photos pop with the selective use of color and Adobe Photoshop. In this short course, Chris Orwig takes you through a few methods to achieve amazing results with creative color. You'll learn to create color splash effects, hand paint color in both traditional and modern ways, colorize a grayscale image, target a color with masking and adjustment layers, and create vivid, vibrant color that makes your pictures come alive.

Topics include:
  • Isolating color
  • Removing and highlighting color
  • Selectively desaturating an image
  • Hand painting in color in a specific area
  • Posterizing an image
  • Creating a sepia-toned look
  • Colorizing an entire image
  • Changing the background color
  • Creating vibrant color with adjustment layers
  • Copying and reusing color adjustments to a new photo
Design Photography


Welcome, my name is Chris Orwig, and I'll be your host and guide in this course, as we focus in on how we can use Photoshop techniques to emphasize and enhance color in our photographs. And in this course, we'll talk about how we can create what's called the color splash effect. How we can remove color from the entire image except for a selected area. We'll also look at how we can do some hand coloring. How we can create this look in a traditional way or a more modern way where we change the background.

And also, the overall color palette of the picture. We'll look at how we can colorize a photograph, which is all about adding a color, or colors, on top of a gray scale image. And how we can use masking and adjustment layers in order to target a particular color in a photograph. And in addition, we'll look at how we can create some vivid and vibrant colors as well. So thanks for joining me. Let's begin.

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