Step 7: Final Adjustments

Now, let’s enhance the color and light of our image. First, let’s create a Solid Color adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button on the Layer window.

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Once opened, it will show a contextual menu; on this contextual menu, click on Solid Color.

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Once open, input the following on the # space.

  • #: 00011d

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Now, your screen is filled with a dark blue color. We don’t want that so change the Blending Mode and Opacity to the following:

  • Blending Mode: Exclusion
  • Opacity: 70%

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Result:

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Repeat the same process, but this time, on the Solid Color box, input the following:

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Change the Blending mode to the following:

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Create another Solid Color Adjustment, and this time input the following:

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Change the blending mode to the following:

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Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer next.

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Once open, do the following:

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Next, set the blending mode and layer opacity to the following:

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Next, create a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer from the same Create New Fill/Adjustment layer menu and input the following settings:

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Result:

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Create an Exposure Adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer menu next and input the following once open:

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Finally, let’s create a Photo Filter Adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer menu and then use the following filter:

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Final Results

World Under the Sky


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Tutorial by Michael Vincent Manalo

image111I have always been inspired by having the sky very close to the roof of a house and dream of what could be living up there. So, thank you for visiting this page and using my tutorial, if you would like to see more of my works, visit me on this site: www.michaelvincentmanalo.com – Michael Vincent Manalo