Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a gradient of color, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
When I'm reviewing an image and decide I'd like to add a little bit of a color …influence to a particular area. Usually what first comes to mind is using …an Adjustment layer in conjunction with a Layer mask so that I can focus an …adjustment on a specific portion of the photo. …But sometimes the adjustment that you want to apply essentially falls along the gradient. …And the Gradient tool itself can provide all you need in order to add that effect. …Let's take a look at how we can use the Gradient to apply a color effect to a photo.…
Here, I'm happy with the foreground color, but I'd like to add a little bit …of warmth to the sky and so I want that warmth, that yellowish, to slightly …orange tone. To affect the sky but then taper off as …we get down toward the bottom of the image. …And that's a perfect example of a situation where the Gradient tool can be helpful. …Let's go ahead and get started by adding a new empty image layer, not an …adjustment layer, but an actual pixel layer, but of course that pixel layer …
- Configuration considerations
- Evaluating color
- Basic color for raw images
- Essentials of color balance
- Vibrance vs. saturation
- Adjusting temperature in Lab mode
- Strong color cast removal
- Focused color corrections
- Color matching
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Configuration Considerations
2. Evaluating Color
3. Foundations of Color Adjustment
4. Focused Color Corrections
5. Color Matching
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