Fantasy Color Effect – Adding a purple tone:

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It’s been a while since I posted a tutorial, and while I had some free time I thought of quickly making another one.

I used a ‘free stock image’ to create the effect. Here is a quick tutorial on how to create this effect:

Let’s begin:

  1. Open the image you would like to use in Photoshop, firstly, reduce the ‘brightness’ of the background. Use the “Brush Tool” (a soft brush) with color set to ‘black’ and brush on the mask to restore some light parts on the model.
  2. Create a “New Adjustment Layer”, “Color Lookup” and select the profile “Cobalt-carmine” on the “Abstract” bar. Then use the “Brush Tool” to brush ‘black’ over the skin, lower the brush opacity slightly to reduce some of the purple color.
  3. Create a “New Adjustment Layer”, this time select “Selective Color” choose the ‘Magenta tab’ and adjust your colors, except ‘Cyan’.
  4. Create another “New Adjustment Layer”, “Color Balance” and adjust the ‘Shadows & Highlights’ to your liking, add some ‘Yellow and Red” tones.
  5. Create a “New Layer”, select the “Brush tool” with ‘white’ and click on a light source part. Then Ctrl + T to resize and fit.
  6. Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to merge visible. Then go to “Filter”, “Blur gallery”, “Iris Blur” and blur the outer part of the background.
  7. Create a “New Adjustment Layer”, “Levels”, select ‘red’ and increase the Shadows slightly.
  8. Lastly, create another “New Adjustment Layer”, “Curves”, and adjust the color blue to your liking.
  9. You can still adjust or change some of the color if needed by adding a ‘gradient’ overlay or changing the color balance, etc. Practice with each color effect to see which one looks best.

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∴  This is a very short and quick tutorial to add some fantasy color to an image. Enjoy “,