Photoshop Color Effects
In Photoshop, you can do almost anything to an image, but color effects are by far the most popular one you can apply to your photos. At some point you'll adjust (even slightly) or change the colors on a photo. Those adjustments can completely give a whole new mood to your image, or simply enhance it. There are of course an unlimited number of color effects that you can use, but here is a list of 6 popular color effects that you can download or learn how to make.
By far, the most popular effect used on pictures of any kind during these past years has been the Duotone color effect. It is a versatile effect that can be used on any kind of image and with any color combination to give your images a completely whole new look. Here at Medialoot, we have an amazing Duotone Photoshop Action with 20 presets combinations for you to choose from that you can download for free.
A very popular color effect using complementary colors to create contrast and attract visual interest is the Orange & Teal one. It is very easy to make and for sure will give your images an interesting look & feel by changing the whole mood of your picture. Although the tutorial on how to make an Orange & Teal effect is made for Lightroom, you can easily replicate it in Photoshop by using the Camera Raw Filter instead and setting the exact same parameters of Lightroom.
Dual Lighting is a popular effect for portraits, sometimes adding a whole new atmosphere to an otherwise simple photo. It is made by using color gels on the light sources and it does requires some extra equipent on the studio, but this effect can also be easily replicate it in Photoshop with very good results. If you want to know how to make your own Dual Light Effect, you can follow this quick and easy tutorial.
Mostly used on studio shots (and specially on portraits) but also on indoor photos, the light toning effect is a great way to change the mood of a photo. Here at Medialoot, we have a set of color effects actions for Photoshop that you can download and includes a Light Toning effect with 5 different presets for you to choose from along with a Colorize, Hue and Duotone effects.
Color Grading is a term that comes from the world of film and video but is fully applicable to photography. It is a procedure to give a professional finish to your images making them show a personalized color, different from the one achieved by the camera sensor. To make your own color grading and use it on any of your images you can follow this easy tutorial.
Often used on urban pictures, the Pink & Blue effect is by far the most used one for these type of photographs on Instagram and other social media platforms, and now you can learn how to easily make this Pink & Blue effect in Photoshop with this easy to follow tutorial.
Here at Medialoot, we also have Black and White covered, with these 2 Photoshop actions you can enhance the whites on your images with a single click or transform it to a matte black and white one with a professional end result in a matter of seconds.