Create colorful effects in Photoshop

Give your photos a unique look with a very light and interesting retro effect. This effect is a great way to enhance the look of your photos with a black background. The creation of this effect will take only 2 minutes, since only 2 layers are used.

The final result:

Step 1

First open any photo in Photoshop. This effect works fine with individual objects on a black background, for example, with the image that I created using Smoke brushes. You can also use the Smoke brushes with an admixture of particles that are also suitable for this purpose.

Step 2

Before you start creating the effect, discolor the image. This step is necessary if your original image is not black and white. At the bottom of the layers panel, click New adjustment layer (New Adjustment Layer) and in the menu that appears, select the option Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation).

Step 3

Next, create a new layer. This is the layer where we will paint with a color brush. At the bottom of the layers panel, click New layer (New Layer). Name the new layer “Rainbow Colors”. Change the blending mode for this layer to Chromaticity (Color).

Step 4

The main colors we will use are yellow, lilac and blue. Before we start painting, we will use the bookmark Samples (Swatches), so we can quickly select the three desired color shades. In the bookmark Samples (Swatches) (to activate this bookmark we go Window – Samples (Window> Swatches)), click the menu icon (this menu icon is located in the upper right corner of the panel) and select any CMYK sample in the dialog that appears.

When a window appears that prompts you to replace or add a sample, select “Replace” (replace). In your bookmark Samples (swatch) will now be yellow, lilac and blue as the first three shades. Now you can quickly choose one of three color shades.

Step 5

Select also the tool Brush (Brush). Right-click on the image to display the brush settings window. Install a soft round brush stiffness (hardness) 0%. Do not worry about the diameter of the brush.

Step 6

First, choose one of the color shades – either yellow, or lilac, or blue in the tab of the color palette Samples (Swatches), and then paint over a large brush somewhere on the image. You can vary the size of the brush by pressing the ‘[‘ or ‘]’ keys. Now select a different color tint to paint over the remaining image area. Next, you can install opacity (opacity) brush 50% and continue to paint over until you get a result that you like.

The final result:

The first image did not quite work out, so I tried to create other effects. On the video you can see other examples. If you like these effects, you can download these images as wallpaper on the HD Wallpapers website.

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Posted by: Denny Tang

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