Summer Fashion Portrait
skill : beginner
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to give a great summery effect to your outdoor photo’s by using a few adjustment layers in Photoshop.
First you’ll need a suitable outdoors portrait, preferably in a field or meadow
The photo I’ve used in this tutorial was downloaded here from deviantArt member ‘niniel-stocks’.
With your photo open in Photoshop, click on the adjustment layer button at the bottom of your layers panel, and choose Hue/Saturation from the list
Set the Saturation to +25, and the Lightness to +10.
This will have given your photo a lighter and brighter appearance.
Next create another adjustment layer, this time Solid Color.
Use a pale yellow colour like the one above
Set the layer’s blending mode to Multiply, it’s Opacity to 80%, and it’s Fill to 80%.
Then create another Solid Color adjustment layer, this time using a pale purple colour.
Set the blending mode to Lighten, the Opacity to 50%, and the Fill to 50%.
And then another Solid Color layer, this time using a pale blue
Set it to Color Dodge, and set the Opacity to 50%, and fill to 50%.
Finally we will add some more light by creating a Gradient adjustment layer.
Set the gradient from white to transparent, and adjust the angle in a way that suits your photo.
Set the blending mode to Soft Light, and the Opacity to 80%.
Your layers panel should end up looking like the image above.
And here’s the final outcome.
Below are some more examples using exactly the same settings.
-- LINK HERE -- ; http://designnocturne.com/2011/06/07/summer-fashion-portrait/