Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing color and tone, part of Portrait Project: Changing a Background for Dramatic Effect.
…Let's take a look at how we can improve…the color and tone in this photograph using adjustment layers.…One of the problems with our project right now is…that the color and the subject just doesn't really work.…Remember I want to create a dramatic image where…we have these really rich and vibrant colors and tones.…Well to do that let's begin by closing the group portrait here.…Here we can click the eye icon on and off to see the before and after.…And one of the things that I want do is I…want to create an adjustment which affects the subject and also the background.…
To do so, we'll close the portrait group, then…we'll click on the adjustment layer icon for color balance.…Whenever you're combining images together it's a good idea to…make an adjustment which effects everything underneath it to connect…the two so that color that we see throughout the…image has some sort of thread or some sort of connective…tissue so to speak.…Alright well here let's drag our reds over a little…bit and also bring up some more of the yellows.…
- Combining multiple exposures in one Photoshop file
- Selecting and removing the subject from the background
- Using masking to combine images together
- Improving color, details, and tone