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In Photoshop CS3.
Involves Selective Coloring.


01. Resize first (of course). Go to Filter>Sharpen, and then to Edit>Fade Sharpen>50%. But make sure your image doesnt get too sharp, if it does, you can fade it to less (or more if you image is blury), for example 25%, or you can just not sharpen at all.

02. Dublicate your image (by right clicking on the layer in the layer panel), and set it to Soft Light 100%. NOTE: If your image is too dark, you can dublicate your base and put it on Screen 100%, if its still too dark, you can dublicate the Screen layer as many times as nessecery.

03. Make a new Selective Color (this makes the main diffrence in this tutorial) layer, with something along these settings:

REDS: -100, 0, +100, 0
YELLOWS: +100, 0, -100, 0
NEUTRALS: +21, 0, -1, 0

I think many tutorials starts of with these settings, if you'd like the coloring to be more neutral you could lower the opacity on this layer, or for example make the -100 to -50, ect.
I dublicated this layer once.

04. To make it a little darker, I made a new fill layer with the gray color #dddddd, And put it on Multiply 100%,if you don't want the coloring to be darker, you can just skip this step.

05. Now, to do something about the contrast, make a new Levels layer. This time I only used the RGB channel, but if you'd like to make other colors pop out more, you can try the other channels aswell.

I used these settings:

Input Levels: 7 - 1,19 - 255
Output Levels: 10 - 232

06. Now, to make it more colorfull, make a new Hue/Saturation layer. Boost up the master Saturation, I put it on +15.
NOTE: Hue/Saturation can make the coloring too red, if so, lower the opacity on the hole layer, or make the saturation lower, by using a lower number, for example 5 or 10. Or, you could of course just skip this step.

And now you're done!

Here's some other examples of this coloring:

Tags: colouring: saturation, colouring: selective colouring, program: photoshop, tutorial: colouring
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