Match Sunset color in less than a minute Photoshop Tutorial

Here we have an image of some people playing on the beach in the afternoon. We can easily change this image to look like it is late in the day and the sun is setting. The beach will be bathed in golden light

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Match Sunset color in less than a minute Photoshop Tutorial

 Step 1

Open the image that you want to work with and also open any image of a sunset.

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Step 2

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Choose Image>Adjustments>Match Color

The Match Color dialog box will open.  We will only need to use 2 settings for the task at hand.

Under Source, click the drop down menu and select the image of the sunset. There will be a thumbnail for you to check that you have selected the correct image.

Turn on the preview option if it isn’t already. The working image will now take on the color attributes of the sunset image. Most probably the effect will be a bit too much.

Adjust the Fade slider until you are happy with the result. Move it to the left for more of the inherited color and to the right for the original color.

Luminance can also be adjusted if you see differences in the brightness of the images.

This tool can also be used when compositing multiple images in a layered document, where you will select the name of the layer the layer option.

 

Step 3

When you are satisfied, click the OK button to apply the changes. There are many things that can be done with this new filter including using the match color to remove a color cast in a single click.

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For more cool techniques like this on an easy to follow video format check out Photoshop Secrets For Digital Photographers 

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe