Applying a gradient map


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Applying a gradient map

Here I am going to use a gradient map to unify the colors in a composite image. And what we have, and let's click at the Layers panel, I am going to break it down. We have got this background sky; on top of that we have this image of the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo Texas. It has a layer mask applied to it so without that layer mask, there is the original sky. So I felt the original sky was just not interesting enough, applied a layer mask to it, allowing us to see the more dramatic sky beneath.

And then what I did was applied a gradient map. Because I wanted to tie everything together, it looks too disorganized if you like at the moment. I needed to unify the colors, so I applied a Gradient Map and I didn't like the result of that because it makes everything look for very flat. So in order to get an even distribution of the colors, of the Gradient Map, because what the Gradient Map does is it maps the colors in the gradient and if we have a look at the Gradient Map, these are the ...

Applying a gradient map
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Applying a gradient map provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Color

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Design
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