PHOTOSHOP COLOR POP TECHNIQUES (QUICKLY & EASILY)
PHOTOSHOP‘S COLOR POP : In this article, I’ll teach you how to produce the gorgeous, colorful effect of Color Pop in just three simple steps using Photoshop. In fact, it’s so simple and enjoyable that it could end up being your new go-to Photoshop technique!
Have you ever wondered how other people get their photographs to explode with gorgeous, brilliant color?
1. Include a saturation/hue layer.
First things first, let’s add a Hue/Saturation layer to the image. To achieve this, choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation from the top menu bar.
The Hue/Saturation Panel will then display on your screen, and the only thing we’ll do there is raise the saturation to around +40 before shutting out of this panel. Don’t be alarmed if this modification makes your photo appear overdone; this is very typical at this point in the editing process. Don’t worry about oversaturating your colors in this initial phase; after we’re done, it won’t be so dramatic and will really look fantastic.
2. SELECT A DIFFERENT BLENDING MODE
The Blending Mode should then be changed to Overlay. To do this, find the “Normal” drop-down in your layers panel, confirm that your Hue/Saturation Layer is still selected, and then click on that drop-down to switch the Blending Mode to Overlay.
Additionally, you may experiment with the Overlay, Soft Light, and Hard Light mixing modes to discover which one suits your image the best.
3. ARRANGEMENT OF LAYER OPACITY
Your image’s color pop will still look VERY MUCH OVERDONE at this stage. At this stage, we’ll change the layer opacity to lessen the color pop, ensuring that the colors still seem rich and lovely but also a lot more natural.
To find the color pop enhancement that works best for YOUR picture, start by lowering the layer’s opacity to 0% and then gradually raising it back up.
CHANGING INDIVIDUAL COLORS
Additionally, you may experiment with altering the Hue/Saturation layer’s master panel’s individual colors (double click on the layer icon to open it up). It is quite OK to boost the saturation of a certain hue or colors in your photograph. This is a fantastic method to give certain hues in your image a little additional color pop.
Remember that in order to raise or reduce the saturation of the colors you are trying to change, those colors MUST BE PRESENT IN YOUR IMAGE.
PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS FOR COLOR POP
Color Pop is a beautiful effect to achieve and we hope this tutorial has given you some inspiration for editing in Photoshop.
If you want to save even more time, Pretty Presets & Actions has some REALLY BEAUTIFUL one-click Photoshop Actions that are super easy to apply and will make color enhancement a breeze. For the edited image below, I used the Color Me Pretty and Selective Sharpen Actions as well as the Paint on Color Rich Brush .