Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

March 23rd, 2011 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Photo Editing

   

Today I will be showing you how to take a stock image and turn it into a futuristic composition that uses various Photoshop techniques. We will be doing some work with Brush tool and implementing color and light effects to achieve the end result. If you are ready then start up Photoshop and let’s get started.

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Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1024px by 1280px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Select the background layer in Layers panel and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Gradient Overlay.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next background:

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Use now the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a kind of surface like the next one:

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Add Gradient Overlay:

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer which must be filled using the Paint Bucket Tool (G) with #BBBCBA color.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Apply for this layer the enxt filter: Filter>Noise>Add Noise.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 39% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Divide.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select for it the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to make darker the surfaces’ edge as it is demonstrated on the next picture:

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Find a stock photo, I used this photo from Shutterstock. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Create the next new layer and select for it the Soft Round brush of white color (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint on the girl’s image the certain indicated zones.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

Apply a Fantastic Lighting and Coloring Effect on Images with Photoshop CS5

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  • Ann

    23/03/2011

    Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • tirath

    24/03/2011

    Awesome tutorial with nice Coloring Effect
    Nice trick
    You make Photoshop more interesting & enjoyable
    Your all tutorials are wonderful
    I learn so much from them
    keep up good work
    god bless you :-)

  • megkar

    24/03/2011

    thnx for the color dynamic tip men…great tut

  • söve

    25/03/2011

    thank u for post

  • Lee Fuller

    25/03/2011

    Really nice effect and your tutorial was really easy to follow.. thanks for sharing..

  • photoshop

    28/03/2011

    tanks alot for the tutorial , it’s so helpful

  • Adrian

    01/04/2011

    Love bokeh effect, thanks for share this tip.

  • Kat

    01/04/2011

    great tutorial… i have a stupid question… how did you create the bokeh effect its wicked awesome and i cant seem to replicate it. thanks!

  • Website Design and Development

    17/04/2011

    Wow, very nice articles. Photoshop is really interesting.I like it

  • jurusphotoshop

    13/05/2011

    I like it..

  • ben

    26/05/2011

    superbbb…nice,it give us inspiration,and your tutorial is easy to follow,thnx for sharing

  • Mainual

    26/05/2011

    Magic!

  • heshomoney

    16/06/2011

    The tutorial is awesome it really help me thanks for sharing

  • WadeSta

    10/08/2011

    Amazin ur hard work inspires me bro keep going

  • WadeSta

    10/08/2011

    Amazin ur hard work inspires me bro keep going, lookin forward to seeing more of your work

  • ess

    24/08/2011

    how do i add a layer effect in the begining to a background layer?

  • vista

    27/09/2011

    psd file pls :)

  • vista

    27/09/2011

    tutorial is awesome it really help me thanks for sharing
    psd file pls :)

  • PS

    17/10/2011

    Why this tutorial didn’t complete?

  • PS

    17/10/2011

    how to create those bubbles..?

  • ehrie

    23/10/2011

    can we have a copy of the psd file please? so i can study it more closely.. besides im using cs3.. i dunno how to make the bubbles there.. i really want to do this one.. :(

  • yomi don

    21/11/2011

    Wooow! Dat was a very very interesting Tutorial. Phew! Been wondering how people come up with all those stuffs. Thanx!

  • pandora

    29/11/2011

    thanks for u r gift

  • ali moazzam

    27/01/2012

    really out class tutorial
    its indeed a very nice attempt.. please keep it up

  • CH

    02/03/2012

    Thanks..really helpful.I learn so much from it. thanks a lot..

  • Mohammadreza

    25/06/2012

    Can I translation your tutorials to the Persian? And put them of the my site with your name? and thanks for your very good site.

  • FAb

    27/07/2012

    How can i download this page

  • vaibhav

    16/09/2012

    Awesome workkk……..Keep it up guys….

  • colman nick

    06/12/2012

    i like it

  • Sadeekali

    15/03/2013

    Fantastic Work… Amazing….

  • goergez

    13/06/2013

    psd file,plzzz…..

  • Ingver

    09/10/2013

    Thanks, it’s a cool tut. I purchased recently Flame Painter app and it seems it can make showy abstract effects as well.

  • Prakash

    05/11/2013

    Its awesome yr
    and very helpful for all of us……..

  • Airon

    09/02/2014

    i love this!
    can i have the PSD file of this!
    Thanks..