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Post-Processing Scenes in Photoshop
Effects: Color Wash

SUtoPS_2.8_Effects-ColorWash

0:01 The Next step is to add a color wash across the entire image to tone down large blank areas and solid colors in our image.

0:11 To do this, add a new layer and call it Wash’.

0:15 Then select a foreground and background color - keeping in mind that warm colors advance and cool colors recede.

0:23 Let’s pick a light orange for foreground...and lavender color for background.

0:31 Now using your gradient tool, pull across the screen starting with the orange color in the bottom left and ending with the lavender in top right.

0:41 Instead of multiply, let's this time set the layer style to 'Color Burn'.

0:46 Instead of multiply, let's this time set the layer style to 'Color Burn'.

0:46 This is going to darken the image a lot so we need to pull way back on the transparency to something around 20%.

0:54 If the image is still too dark, we can lighten it by adding an adjustment layer underneath the wash layer.

1:00 Let’s start with adding a ‘Hue/Saturation’ adjustment layer and increase the lightness just a bit.