When creating composites, it’s important to match the colors of the shots to make the result look realistic. There are several techniques for doing this in Photoshop, and in this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn will show you a rather simple one. He’ll teach you how to match colors automatically in just a few clicks.
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What I’m going to do is I’m going to show you how to match the colors between backgrounds and objects once you’ve cut them out and combined the different photos or otherwise known as compositing.
So what I’ve done here is I’ve grabbed some photographs from Adobe Stock. So I grabbed the photograph here of the woman and then I’ve grabbed two different backgrounds because I’m going to show you two different scenarios with two different techniques. So you can find those, I’m going to link to those in the description so you can go to Adobe Stock, grab those photos and follow along.
A couple of years back, It was difficult for me to get accurate colors while post-processing an Image. I had been struggling to get my head around Adobe Lightroom just to get right colors in my images.
I was having a hard time editing the skin colors of newborns and portraits. I was seeing a strong yellow color cast in my nature and wildlife images. I was wondering how to get rid of it. In an image, the colors of the shirt were different than the actual colors of the shirt. I was clueless about how to identify and remove the color tint, green color reflection from the eyeglass. And the list goes on…
If you want to change colors in your photos, you may find color inspiration lying in other images. If you want to copy the exact color from one image to another, Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe has a tutorial to help you do it pretty quickly and accurately. He uses a Curves adjustment layer and works in Lab mode, and he teaches you how to apply this technique to flawlessly match colors between two images.
Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors and matching them.
Digital artist Antti Karppinen just sent us this tip, and I wish I knew this year ago, it would have saved me so much time trying to match colors of various objects in photoshop. Antti tells DIYP how the magic works:
While Pantone is a widely used color matching system, it is also an artistic inspiration. Graphic Designer Andrea Antoni uses it to match the colors of landscapes and cityscapes with Pantone palettes. He travels and takes photos of scenery and cities, and finds Pantone colors in these scenes. Later on, he digitally adds his hand holding a matching Pantone swatch for each image and turns travel images into unique memories.
Do you like expressing yourself through self-portraits? That’s something I personally enjoy it, and I even think it can be beneficial in several ways. Sarah Lyndsay is a fellow photographer and she makes fantastic self-portraits. In this video, she will guide you through five steps that will help you to make breathtaking environmental self-portraits. And even if you’re not comfortable in front of the camera, you can still follow these steps when photographing someone else and end up with some epic shots.
Some photographers are intimidated by the Curves tool at the beginning, but this is one of the essential and most versatile tools in photo editing. In this video, Denny of Denny’s Tips shows you four applications of Curves, and why it beats the other tools you can use for the same purpose.
We have all seen stunning examples of underwater photos and videos. But other than buying an underwater housing and jumping into the water, there are some things you need to know before you start underwater shooting. In this video, Benny from Aputure shares seven things you must know before your first underwater project.
After Skylum, Adobe has decided to join the party and give us an AI-powered sky replacement feature. Soon, you’ll be able to automatically replace the sky in Photoshop in only a couple of clicks. Adobe has shared a sneak peek at a new feature, and I have to admit that it looks quite impressive!