Enhancing faded color


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Enhancing faded color

Sometimes after a colorcast has been removed it seems like all the color has been removed, except for maybe a hint here or there. Take this photo for instance. Everything is faded almost to a gray tone, except the two large flowers. In a case like this, you may just want to get a little of a color back and make it a little more exciting. One way to do that is to paint the color back in. The original colors in this image were predominantly green, so the first thing we need to do is get some vibrant greens back in.

Add a new blank layer by going down to the bottom of your Layers panel and clicking on the Add New Layer icon. Now we're going to change the Layer Blend mode to Soft Light. Let's go over to our color picker and choose a green tone. Let's get something pretty vibrant, click OK, and fill the layer. Since it's your foreground color, you'll use Alt+Backspace or Option+Delete. And now we're going to add a layer mask and invert the mask using Ctrl+I or Command+I...

Enhancing faded color
Video duration: 3m 30s 3h 53m Intermediate

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Enhancing faded color provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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Photography
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