Photoshop Technique : Adding Colour to Highlights (Video)

Hi Folks,

How goes it?

Ok so today I have a video for you that I recorded showing a Photoshop technique for adding colour to highlights.

So what do I mean? Well, you may have photographed someone in the studio but not used coloured gels and then when you’re in Photoshop you add some light into the scene like a street light, a neon sign or maybe even some fire from an explosion. In this case it would mean the light you add in during editing and the original highlights on your subject don’t match.

As you would expect with Photoshop being such a huge piece of software there are countless ways we can go in and change the colour of the highlights but here’s a way that I use 99% of time and is both super fast, super easy and super realistic…which is always a bonus right?:)

As always if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below, but in the mean time whatever you’re up to be sure to have a good one,


>One more thing…I usually edit my videos in either iMovie or Premier Pro but this one was edited entirely within Photoshop CS6; very cool, not to mention easy:)

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June 21, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Tools of the trade – sort of … | Faces of Vegas - [...] has so many really helpful Photoshop tips, it makes you dizzy. Here’s one: Photoshop Technique : Adding Colour to Highlights. Take your time and have a look around his site – even when you’re a pro retoucher you’ll [...]

June 15, 2012 - 7:20 am

Let’s talk video… » Glyn Dewis - [...] Adobe Premier Pro…which I have to say is superb! However the video I posted online yesterday Photoshop Technique: Adding Colour to Highlights was edited completely using Photoshop [...]

June 6, 2012 - 9:41 am

Glyn - Hey Dave, you’re welcome.
Thanks for looking in,
Glyn :)

June 6, 2012 - 9:39 am

Glyn - Cheers David ;)

June 6, 2012 - 6:38 am

DaveT - Very useful tip. It’s those added details, like using the sub menu in the blend if option, that really lifts your tutorials to another level.

Thanks Glyn

May 31, 2012 - 8:13 am

David Kelly - Excellent stuff Glyn! Nice and simple but highly effective.

May 30, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Paul Howard - Awesome Glyn! Bloody awesome!

May 30, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Johnathon Brock - An excellent example/tutorial that shows exactly what you did and exactly how we could repeat it. Top class work on every level.

May 30, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Darren House - Great tip lighting is always such a give-away and this really tricks you into believing the light is real :)

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