Photoshop Technique : Adding Colour to Highlights (Video)

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: May 30, 2012

Category: Videos

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,

Enjoy 🙂

>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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  1. Darren House

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

  2. 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.

  3. David Kelly

    Excellent stuff Glyn! Nice and simple but highly effective.

    • Glyn

      Cheers David 😉

  4. 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

    • Glyn

      Hey Dave, you’re welcome.
      Thanks for looking in,
      Glyn 🙂



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