Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Let's get Digital: Week 2

This week I'm going to show you how to give a photo a sepia effect. It's pretty simple and quite fun too. Why pay Photo stores a ton of money to do this effect that you can do yourself now?





So here is what we are starting with, my cute son Nick riding his bike.
Now in your graphics program [I use Photoshop CS5] create a new layer. The button at the bottom is a shortcut to add a new layer.
Now you want to go to the top navigation bar and click Edit>Fill>Fill with Color. I chose to use #fdb94b. After adding the color I set the fill to color. The way to do that is click on the arrow in the circled box and it will bring a drop down menu for you to select from.
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Now you need to right click on the photo and select Duplicate Layer. You will end up with the layer that I circled. With that layer selected you want to go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Set the blur to 1.5 radius. Then set the fill mode that circled to screen. 
The last step is merging the duplicated layer down to the original photo.

 
This is the final result!









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