Add AWESOME Color Gel Effect in PHOTOSHOP!

CREATE THIS COOL COLOR EFFECT FOR YOUR PHOTOS IN PHOTOSHOP! | Use gradient layers, blend modes, and contrast tricks in this Photoshop tutorial to make a color gel effect for your photography.

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll transform a studio photo to an image that looks like an image that looks like it’s been relit with gels in studio to get a very colorful and contrasty image. It’s a cool looking effect and a great technique to know for all kinds of coloring purposes in Photoshop. Hope you love the tutorial!

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Disclaimer: these are the actual notes I used to record this video and are written in a language you may or may not understand. Hopefully, you find them useful or cool.

  1. Set foreground to #0076ec
  2. Gradient Fill layer and use Foreground to transparent at 0º
  3. Set blend mode to Soft Light
  4. Duplicate that layer and set to Lighten @ 75% opacity
  5. Set foreground to #c41b65
  6. Gradient Fill layer and use Foreground to transparent at 180º
  7. Set blend mode to Soft Light
  8. Duplicate that layer and set to Lighten @ 50% opacity
  9. Color Balance layer: M:+20/-20/+25 – H:+30/-10/+15 – S:-20/-15/+15
  10. Channel Mixer, Monochrome ON, set layer to Soft Light
  11. Selective Color: Whites: +25/-5/-40 – Neut: -15/+15/+15 – Blac:-15/+5/-10
  12. Black as foreground color, gradient layer, set to 110º and drag to bottom corner. Set to Soft Light.
  13. White as foreground color, gradient layer, set to -45º and drag to top corner, set to Soft Light
  14. TIP: Duplicate colored Soft Light gradient layers to intensify color effects.