How to Make a Classic Rose Gold Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Classic Rose Gold Effect in Photoshop

Post Processing Images in Photoshop

Making a Rose Gold effect in Photoshop to produce a soft and luxurious look is easy, all you have to do is use the Camera Raw Filter. Although the values used will depend on your particular image, the values you will see here in this tutorial can be used as a good basis for any image, and then you can adjust these values to fine-tune your image because we will use a non-destructive process.​

But before we begin, and if you want to follow this tutorial exactly as described, please download the following image from Pexels: Download

Step 1

Open your image in Photoshop.

Step 2

Go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object.
Note: We only do this just in case you want to go back and change some settings after the effect has been applied.

Step 3

Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter.

Step 4

In the Basic tab, apply the following values.

Step 5

Go to the Tone Curve tab, and under Parametric apply the following settings.

Step 6

Still in the Tone Curve, click on the Point tab and add 3 extra curve points as shown .

Step 7

Go to the Detail tab and apply the following basic values.

Step 8

Go to the HSL Adjustments tab and under Hue apply the following values.

Step 9

Now, click on the Saturation tab under the HSL Adjustments and apply the following values.

Step 10

Still in the HSL Adjustments tab, go to Luminance and apply the following values.

Step 11

Go to the Split Toning tab and under Shadows set the Hue to 220 and the Saturation to 5.

Step 12

Lastly, and if you plan to use this effect on various pictures, a good idea is to save it as a preset. To do that, simply go to the Presets tab and click on the “New Preset” icon. Give the preset a name, be sure to check the modified values and click OK.

Step 13

The next time you want to use this effect on a picture, simply open the image, go to the Camera Raw Filter, go to the Presets tab, and under “User Presets” click on the new created preset to apply it like I did in the following images.

Some Final Notes:

If you want to edit the Camera RAW values, in the Layers Panel expand the layer effect and double click on the Camera Raw Smart Filter. Once in the Camera Raw window, adjust the values as you wish and click the OK button.


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