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2 Powerful techniques to quickly match subject With a background in photoshop

Today I'm going to show you how to quickly
and easily match color in Photoshop hey guys and welcome to another Photoshop
tutorial this is Rabii from and in this video I'm going to give you two
different techniques that will help you match color fast So here we are in Photoshop and we have two
images that we need to match their color together And as you can see that our background is
warm and our subject has he cool contrast and we need to match the color in this case
I want to match the subject to the background So what I'm going to do is create a curves
adjustment layer on top of our subject, Then I'm going to hold alt or option and click
between the two layers to create a clipping mask, You can also create a clipping mask
by clicking on this icon in the properties panel And what this does is the curves adjustment
layer is now only affecting our subject and not the background, I'm going to click on
this icon to reset curves Now what we need to do is click on this menu
in the curves properties panel and then select auto options, This will bring us the auto
correction options dialog box, And it has four different algorithms that we can use
the auto color correct images If I select find dark and light colors and
then click on Shadows and sample a color from the shadows in our image, You can see that
it sampled a white color, why is that this is not what we want, That's because our layer
mask is selected, So make sure that the layer itself is selected you can see now it is highlighted
when I clicked on it And now we can do that again and Select Auto
Options, And I'm going to choose enhance per Channel contrast, I'm going to click on Shadows
and then sample a color from the shadows in our image, You can see that photoshop automatically
applied that color to the shadows of our subject, I'm going to click okay and I'm going to click
on highlights and then sample a color from the Highlight area on our in image, In this
case I'm going to select this bright orange color near the Sun, And now that color is
applied to the highlights in our subject, Click okay and then click okay again and now
photoshop Will ask you If you want to make this color as the default highlight and shadows
colors for curves, In this case we don't want that we only want to apply this color once
so I'm going to select no And now as you can see our subject is matching
the background, that looks a lot better than before, but if the adjustment for you was
not looking the way you want it you can always go back to the auto correction options by
holding alt or option and clicking on this auto button, And you can go back and edit
the colors to your liking And if it's still not matching and doesn't
look right it's probably a Luminosity problem, So if that is the case I'm going to show you
how to fix that, so to figure out if it's a Luminosity problem we need to see the image
in black and white by creating a check layer and it could be as simple as creating a black
and white adjustment layer Or we can create a solid color, And then choose
a neutral color it doesn't matter white black or 50% grade, You want to make sure it's neutral
and you can tell By looking at the Hue and saturation values over here and you can see
both of them are zero, And they stay at zero even when I'm moving
the color picker up and down, But when I move it to the right you can see that the saturation
value has changed, So make sure it is neutral and then click okay, And now what you need to do is change the
blending mode to color, And that will convert our image to black-and-white, And this is
actually more accurate than a normal black and white adjustment layer, You can see when I turn it on and off there's
no change but if I turn the black and white adjustment layer on and off it is affecting
the Luminosity values But we can still make the black and white
Adjustment layer more accurate by changing its blending mode to color and now it's only
affecting color This is another way of doing it and I just
wanted you to know different methods if you want to be more accurate when you’re making
your adjustment So now we have eliminated color from our image
that was Distracting us before and now we can only look at it in black and white and
ask ourselves is the subject matching the background or not, And in this case I can see that the subject
is a little bit brighter than the background, So I'm going to create another curves adjustment
layer Then create a clipping mask and I'm going to make the subject a little bit darker, and by doing that you can see that it's looking
much better now and matching the background, here is the before and after Now this Curves adjustment layer is also affecting
color, but when I change the blending mode do luminosity, Now it's only affecting luminance,
also I'm going to change the blending mode of the color balance as well to color And now it's only affecting color, and now
you can change color and luminosity accordingly and this is a great technique if you want
to work on your color and Luminosity separately, Again this is the before and this is the after So that's one way to match color quickly and
easily, I'm going to show you now a different technique using Color check layers, So first
of all I'm going to delete the color adjustment layer and I'm going to leave the luminosity
adjustment layer and now we can only focus on color So to create the color check layer we're going
to need to create another solid color, And you need to drag the Color Picker to the top
right corner So that the saturation and the brightness is at hundred percent, It doesn't
matter if you change the Hue slider or not for now, click okay and now change the blending mode
to luminosity, And this will leave us With only a color map of our image and this will
help us match the color of our subject to the background So if your image is a little desaturated and
you can’t see it clearly you can add a hue saturation adjustment layer and crank up the
saturation, And that will help us see the image of a little bit better, you can also go back and change the hue from
the solid color, To help you see the color map a little bit better, I'm going to stick
with this blue and click okay So now let's add a color balance adjustment
layer this time and clip it to our subject, And now looking at the image we can clearly
see that the subject is not matching the background and has a blue color contrast, So the first
thing I'm going to do is to the Reduce blues and add Yellows We can also add a little bit of greens and
reds, And you can see now how the subject is starting to match with a background, Now
let's go to shadows and not that little bit of yellow to the Shadows a little bit of greens
as well and more Red Now the highlights and let's do the same thing,
this time I'm not going to make it Extreme changes, And now as you can see this is the
before and the after, Now the color in the subject match the background, And if I turn
off all these check layers here's how it looks like We can also change the blending mode to color
as well so it's only affecting color Again let me show you the before and after
of everything, this is the before and this is the after, All right that's it, these are the two techniques
That what I wanted to show you today, These techniques will help you quickly match color
between two images, Especially if you're not sure where to start to match the color So if you have found this tutorial helpful
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