How to blend sunshine color in Photoshop

By | April 23, 2015

In this post, I will guide you on how to blend sunshine color. Sometimes, we take a photo in a sunshine lacking environment or you just want to change the background for your photo. So, how to add some “sunshine” to the photo? I will give instructions on how to blend sunshine color. In the last post, I gave instructions on how to blend pink purple color (How to blend violet shine color in photoshop). I have tested scuccessfully in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC

Step 1: First, open this photo with Photoshop, Miss Lovely Thanh Hang from Fiona

how to blend sunshine color

How to blend sunshine color in Photoshop

If you look more closely, you will see that her skin is not very smooth, right. So, for the first step, let’s smoothen her skin to be more attractive. ( How to remove acne and smooth skin in Photoshop CS6 )

Step 2: Press Ctrl+J twice to double current layer into Layer 1 and Layer 1 copy

double current layer

Double current layer in Photoshop ( Ctrl+J)

Step 3: Select Layer 1, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur … and set Radius to be 3 pixels

Gaussian Blur in Photoshop

Gaussian Blur in Photoshop

Change mixing mode for Layer to Overlay

Overlay photoshop

Overlay photoshop in Photoshop

Step 4: Select Layer 1 copy. Go to Filter >Blur > Smart Blur … and set Radius: 3 pixels, Threshold: 4.5, Quality: Low, Mode: Normal

smart blur in photoshop

Smart blur in Photoshop CS6

Step 5: If you see that, after adjusting, there are unnatural square prominent sections on the photo, or just her skin doesn’t seem smooth, then use Smudge tool with Strength of 14% and make a gentle brush, then it is ok

Smudge Strenght

Smudge Strenght

Then the photo should look like this, see! our mod’s skin seems better smoothened, right.

new-images

Step 6: That’s it. Now to the Blend part. First, create a new Layer, then press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E for a mixed layer as a result of the steps you have just done, name it Layer 2

Now to the Blend part

Now to the Blend part

Step 7: Select Layer 2, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur … and set the value as illustrated in the image

Gaussian blur in photoshop 2

Gaussian blur in photoshop 2

Switch mixing mode of Layer 2 to Soft Light and reduce Opacity to 50%

Soft Light

Soft Light in Photoshop

Step 8: Press Ctrl+J to double Layer 2 and change mixing mode to Screen

mixing mode to Screen

Mixing mode to Screen in Photoshop

Step 9: Then, you now download this photo from the package, and open in with Photoshop (you can zoom in or out to fit to the size of the photo that you are blending – and the size of this “Thanh Hang” photo is 550 x 366)

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Then, use Move (V) tool to drag it into the photo that I am blending here
Step 10: Switch mixing mode of Layer 3 to Soft Light and reduce Opacity to 50% That’s it. Now, I think I will use Eraser (E) tool to make a gentle touch here, at our mod’s face (value of 30% should be just okay)

mixing mode of Layer 3 to Soft Light and reduce Opacity to 50%

mixing mode of Layer 3 to Soft Light and reduce Opacity to 50%

Step 11: Then go to Layer >New Adjustment Layer >Color Balance or just follow this image

New Adjustment Layer

New Adjustment Layer

Adjust the value: Color balance : +36; 0: -36
Tone balance: Midtones or set values as illustrated in the image, it is ok (but any problem there is, and you will not be able to view the photo then)

Midtones or set values as illustrated

Midtones or set values as illustrated

Step 12: continue adjusting Color Balance once more with values
Color balance : +15; 25: -20
Tone balance: Midtones

Adjusting Color Balance

Adjusting Color Balance

Step 13: Go to Layer >New Adjustment Layer >Brightness/Contrast or just follow the image

Brightness Contrast

Brightness Contrast

Adjust the value:
Brightness :-11
Contrast: 11

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Okay, now the photo should look like this, ha ha, isn’t that beautiful?

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Step 14: now, it seems the blending part is fine. Now, let’s make some beautiful decoration.
Go to Layer > Flatten Image to group all of layers

Flatten Image

Flatten Image

Step 15: Press Ctrl+J to double the Layer that has been Flatten. The go to
Filter >Blur>Gaussian blur… and set values as illustrated

Gaussian blur

Gaussian blur

Use Erase (E) tool to erase mod (value of 100%)

Erase (E) tool

Erase (E) tool

Step 16: use Brush (B) tool, press F5 button to open Brushes table, and then select parameters as follows

Brush tool in Photoshop

Brush tool in Photoshop

Brush tool 2 in Photoshop

Brush tool 2 in Photoshop

Brush tool 3

Brush tool 3

Select foreground as white and background as black

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Use hard brush tool, set Opacity to 50%, then brush here and there like this

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After brushing, let’s change mixing mode of this layer to Overlay

mixing mode of this layer to Overlay

mixing mode of this layer to Overlay

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Finished, here is the final work. La la la

How to blend sunshine color in Photoshop CS6

How to blend sunshine color in Photoshop CS6

FINISHED ! HAVE A GOOD JOB !

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