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How to Make a Trendy Pink & Salmon Photo Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Trendy Pink & Salmon Photo Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Photo Effects

These days you can take any photo and with a few tweaks in Photoshop, easily style it to be on trend. Some methods are very quick and some others requires more time, but often you will need to make the conversion process as many times as photos you want to convert. The method I will show you today will give you a professional result, but also the chance to change the parameters after you use the effect (eg. so you can use it as many times as you want without having to make the whole effect by hand each time). As every image is unique, the settings I will show you here should be taken as a basis for all of your images and it may require some tweaks and different values on each setting depending on your photo.

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

Step 1

Open your image in Photoshop.

Step 2

Go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object.

Step 3

Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter.

Step 4

In the Camera Raw window expand the Basic tab and apply the following settings.

Step 5

Expand the Curve tab. Be sure to select the Point Curve option and add a new curve point with the following values.

Step 6

Still in the Curve tab, select the Green Channel and add a new curve point with the following values.

Step 7

Select the top-right curve point, set the Input value to 255 and the Output value to 230.

Step 8

Next, expand the Color Mixer tab and apply the following values.

Step 9

Lastly, expand the Calibration tab and apply the following values.

Step 10

Now that the effect is made, a good idea is to save it as a Preset to use it over any other image you want without having to adjust the settings again. To do that, click on the Presets icon in the Camera Raw window and then on the Create Preset icon.

Step 11

Give the Preset a name, select "Modified" under Subset and click OK. The next time you want to turn a photo into a trendy Pink & Salmon one, simply navigate to Presets in the Camera Raw window and select it.

A Final Tip

If you later want to adjust some of the effect settings, simply click on the down arrow of the image layer to reveal the layer effects and then double click on "Camera Raw Filter" to open the Camera Raw window, make your adjustments and then click Ok in the Camera Raw window.


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