Changing Color with Photoshop CS's Photo Filter
By Cristina Blomberg
Jan 14, 2005, 04:58
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1. Open the picture you want to alter. Make a copy to work with, this is important so you can go back to the original if you make a mistake. For this example, I used a picture of my white puppy.
2. From the menu bar, choose IMAGE> ADJUSTMENTS> PHOTO FILTER.
3. The Photo Filter window is pretty simple to use. With the FILTER button selected, the pull-down menu will show you lots of preset colors to choose from. With the COLOR button chosen, the photo filter can use any color you select (click on the color square to choose a color from the swatch pallette or from your photo). You can make the affect more obvious by adjusting the DENSITY, either by changing the percent or moving the slider left to right. Leave the PREVIEW box checked so you can see the changes as you make them.
For this example, we'll use just the FILTER, and adjust the DENSITY to 100%.
4. In the examples below, I've chosen to use the Undersea setting. The difference in the two examples is that on the first, the PRESERVE LUMINOSITY box is checked (on) and on the second the box is unchecked (off). PRESERVE LUMINOSITY maintains the highlights and shading of the original file.
5. When you get the affect you want, click OKAY to close the PhotoFilter window and apply the affect. Below is a sample of the 4 different "Deep" colors, all at 100% Density and Luminosity preserved.
With the different Density adjustments and the ability to choose the color to use with the Photo Filter, you have literally millions of filter possiblities! This wonderful filter also has a "sepia" setting, to make instant heritage- or antique-style photos. Have fun playing with the filter, but be warned... it can be addicting!
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