Darkening the background with color


show more Darkening the background with color provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop show less
please wait ...

Darkening the background with color

Whenever you've been working on an image for a while, you almost always need to take a break. You need to walk away and then walk back or look away and then look back. And when I did that or when I do that here with this photograph, one of the things that I notice is that the background is still too bright. I want the face in a sense to almost glow and I want the background to become darker. I also think the surfboard down blow is much too bright as well. So let's take a look at how we can start to make some final tonal adjustments to this image to change brightness value and also a little bit of color.

The first thing we'll do is create a new layer, change the blending mode to Soft Light and then Burn or Dodge with a color. So let's click on the New Layer icon and then from the pulldown menu choose Soft Light. This is the perfect blending mode for darkening something, especially if you want to add a little bit of a tint or hue in a certain area. Next press the...

Darkening the background with color
Video duration: 3m 43s 1h 12m Intermediate

Viewers:

Darkening the background with color provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop

Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
please wait ...