Today I will let you know how to make a Colorful Sunset Scene like this:
Let’s get started. Open you software i.e. Adobe Photoshop CS2. Your starting screen would look like the picture below:
Now open the picture that you want to edit. My advice will be that you download the Original Picture of Sunset that I gave up there so that you understand each step more accurately. So download that picture of sunset by clicking it to see larger size and “save as” and open that.
Your screen would look like the following:
Now click on the first tool in “Tools Tab” and then click on “Add new layer” button on bottom right of the screen. Following picture will guide you in finding it:
Follow the Numbered Steps in above picture and you will do great.
OK now a new layer will form over “Background” layer called “Layer 1”. Click it once only to bring it to focus. (Bringing something to focus means that you tell your computer that you are going to do something related to that thing or on that thing)
Then go to Tools Tab and select Brush tool or just press Ctrl+B on your keyboard without going to tools tab. Then you would see a tiny image on one of the bar on top with a tine arrow pointing downwards with it. See the Sign 2 in the following picture if you do get the last sentence:
Now did you find the tiny image with an arrow and a number under it? Click that arrow and a menu will appear. In that menu, there will be many images. You can choose any one of them. They all are the “Styles of Brushes”. Choose an image of Circle but without shape boundary and set the Radius to 100 and Hardness to Zero.
See the following picture:
Now choose any color from Color Tab. For that, click on the upper color in color tab and a new small window will open. In that window, choose any color and click OK Button. See the following picture and follow that numbered steps:
Now bring the “Layer 1” in focus by clicking it once. And start painting on the picture as I did in following picture:
Repeat the above step with different colors i.e. change 3 to 4 colors and paint on different parts of picture and try to fill it. Don’t add a new layer for new color. Just add all colors on same layer that is Layer 1.
See following picture:
After making all the colors in Layer 1 click it and then go to Menu Bar and click Filter. Then in next menu, Click Blur and then in next menu click Gaussian Blur. Following picture will show you where to find it:
A new small window named “Gaussian Blur” will appear. Set the Radius to 99.5 pixels. And click OK button. Also double click on Background Layer and in small new window click OK Button. The Background Layer will convert into “Layer Zero”. Click on Layer 1 and change its style from Normal to Hardstyle and do the same with “Layer Zero” i.e. change its style from Normal to Hardstyle.
See following two pictures:
Now interchange the places of both layers like the following picture and you will get the desired edit:
Now save the image in .jpg format and also in .psd format. To See how to save a project take a look at https://learntoedit.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/tutorial-3-saving-the-project/
With same technique, you can make many colorful edits like:
Hope this helped
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