Photoshop Post Processing
Sometimes when you take a photo or even when you like one online the colors may look a bit washed out due the light was not just right when it was taken. There are many different ways to fix this issue, but there is one simple and quick method to make it in Photoshop that will save you hours of hard work. Today, I will show you how to make the colors of a photo stand out and then create a preset for you to use it over any other image you want by using the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop.
But before we begin, and if you want to follow this tutorial exactly as described, please download the following free image from Unsplash: Download.
Open your image in Photoshop.
Go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object.
Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter.
Expand the "Basic" tab and apply the following settings.
Next, expand the "Curve" tab and select the "Point Curve".
Add 1 control point by clicking anywhere on the curve and set the Input value to 100 and the Output value to 110.
Expand the "Detail" tab, then the "Noise Reduction" option and apply the following values.
Now expand the "Color Noise Reduction" option and apply the following values.
Before clicking OK in the Camera Raw window, click the Presets icon to access the Presets options.
Click on the "Create Preset" icon. In the Create Preset window give your preset a name, check the following options and click OK.
Lastly, click OK in the Camera Raw window to apply the effect.
Now you know how to easily make the colors of your photo stand out, you can replicate this effect over any other image you want. Simply go to the Camera Raw filter and select the recently created preset from the presets panel without having to make the whole effect again.