Hey there awesome mamas! 

I’ve got a really cool Autumn photography tip for all you Photoshop users today. 

And the best part is, it’s super quick and easy! 

Today I’m going to show you how to add fall colours to your images with just one tool in Photoshop. 

But I know what you’re thinking. But Donna, if I’m taking photos in Autumn, won’t they already have Autumn colours, because, duh, it’s Autumn! 

Well, yes that’s true. But I’ve found that until around November, there’s still a lot of green leaves on the trees,even if there there a piles of yummy, crunchy leaves on the ground. So this trick will help you boost those beautiful, rich Autumn colours. 

I’ve got a video for you today, but if you’d prefer to read the tutorial, you can do so after the video. 

 

 

How to Make Autumn Colours in Photoshop (Video)

 

 

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How to Make Autumn Colours in Photoshop (Tutorial)

Warning! This tutorial does look long, but that’s because I’ve added loads of photos to help you out. I promise this is a quick edit!

Open your image in Photoshop. 

On your layers panel, select adjustment layers( that’s the one that looks like a semi-circle) 

Then choose Selective Colour

The selective colour layer will be a separate layer on top of your image

In the selective colour panel, click the colours drop drown menu and select yellow

 

 

Once yellow is selected, click on the cyan slider and drag it to the left to reduce the cyan. 

You’ll see the green leaves changing to yellow and orange. 

How much you reduce the cyan is up to you, just look at your picture and see what colour you like. (Don’t worry if it makes everything else look a little strange, we’ll fix that next). 

Here’s the difference the adjustment has made. cool eh? 

How to add Autumn colour in PhotoshopHow to add Autumn colour in Photoshop

Sometimes this adjustment can make skin and clothing look a little too orange, so now we’re going to fix that. 

Click the layer mask on your selective colour layer (this is the blank white square next to the layer)

When you do this, you will see that the colour selections on your toolbar (on the left of the screen) will become black and white (or maybe grey).

If you’re seeing colour here, make sure you’ve selected the white square next to the selective colour layer, and not the layer itself. 

Make sure the top square is black, like in the image below. If it’s not, use the arrows to switch the colours, or click on the top square and change it to black. 

 

Now select a brush from the toolbar on the left. 

Go to brush settings at the top of the screen and select a soft, round brush. 

Make sure the hardness is set to around 20%

Make the opacity of the brush is around 50%

Now, use your brush to paint on any parts of the image that you think are too orange, the black brush will remove some of the colour. 

If you need to change to size of your brush, go back to the brush settings at the top and change the size. If you can’t see your brush size, make sure your caps lock is not turned on. 

If you want to see where you are painting, press \ on your keyboard and everywhere you have painted will be shown in red (press \ again to hide the red)

You can also see where you have painted on the layer mark (although it is quite small!)

If you want to remove more colour, keep painting over the areas you want. Make sure you lift your finger off the mouse between strokes to do this. 

I don’t recommend removing all the colour from your subject, otherwise they may look a little grey next to the warm Autumn colours. Remember, if they were in the woods at Autumn the light would make everything look a little orange, so it’s OK if their skin in warmer that usual. 

If you have removed too much colour, switch your brush colour to white and paint over the areas where you want more colour. 

Have a play around with the opacity and hardness of your brush to see what you like best. 

And that’s it! 

I hope you’ve found this helpful. If you’ve tried this, I’d love to see your results. Tag your images #mamacameraclub on Instagram to show me how you got on.

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  • How to understand layers and layer masks
  • Amazing Photoshop tools for transforming your images
  • How to use brushes to control your editing like a pro
  • How to remove unwanted items – bye bye spots and dribble!
  • How to use actions to speed up your editing
  • PLUS: You’ll get 5 free actions to practice with

This course is designed for complete beginners, as well as more experienced users who still feel Photoshop is confusing and they are not getting the best out of their software