February 22, 2011

Photo Editing Technique

Jeans: JBrand; Knit Shirt: Marc Jacobs: Cardi: Patterson J. Kincaid Originals; Belt: Ralph Lauren; Purse: Vintage; Shoes: Marc Fisher; Bracelets: Forever21
Hey guys!  And a happy Tuesday to you!  I'd like to share one of the photo editing tricks I use in Adobe Elements and Adobe Photoshop with all of you. One very popular vintage technique to add to your photographs involves adding a navy blue color fill layer and setting that layer to the "Exclusion" blending mode.
So let's get started:
  1. Open the image to be edited.
  2. Adjust the lighting with the levels toolbar.
  3. Add a solid color layer by going to the top of the tool bar.  Select layer-New Fill Layer-Solid Color.
  4. The color picker window will pop up.  Pick a dark navy blue color.  I use hex#70144, which is very close to black.  However, feel free to chose your own custom color.  Your image will now be completely dark navy blue.
  5. Now, set the color fill layer to "exclusion" and adjust the opacity.  In the image above, I set the opacity to 60, but many times, I will keep it at 100.  Leaving the opacity at 100 will give your photos a strong yellowing effect.  Just play around with it and adjust the intensity to your liking.
  6. I then wanted to beef up the whites, so I added a new color fill, using steps #3 and 4, and set the color picker to hex#cccc99.  I then set this layer to soft light with an opacity of 50.
  7. After that, under the layer tab, I selected, New Adjustment Layers-Levels and played around with the color gradients, particularly, moving the dark left hand triangle to the right to add more depth.
  8. Last, I flattened the layers and saved the image in JPEG format.
Hope this was helpful.  It's really simple to do and can greatly enhance your digital images.  Play around with it, and develop a method and colors that work best for you!


44 comments:

Elle said...

Love this post KT, your so generous with your info on how to become as FAB as you :) Instead of "excluding" navy, you can go into curves, press command + 5 and select the midle pf the "curve " and drag down until you like what you see. Basically subtracting blue and adding yellow tones. To add contrast to this, add an unsharp mask filter and bam! :)

love, live & wear

xo, L

Katie said...

Oh you are the best Lauren!! Thanks for sharing!! Sounds so much easier.

kirstyb said...

thanks for sharing x

Hayley said...

thanks so much for the info!! and i love those jeans! so fabulous, as always!

6roove said...

love your outfit!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Very fun! I just love playing with actions in Photoshop and creating fun effects to pictures...looks great!

Liesl :)

Anna Walker said...

Nice job! I love the photo-editing process and you seem to be pro at editing photos! :)
Practice makes perfect right?

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

Eclectic Flair said...

Thanks for sharing! Now if only I had photoshop...

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

_kArLy[*] said...

thanks for this, cute face. ;]

janel said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your photo's! I just started learning Photoshop. I'm going to try this out...

janel

Rissy said...

I want photoshop quite badly... maybe if I'm a good girl for the next 10 months Santa will give it to me lol

LOVE THE FLARES!

Jillian said...

great tips! i have photoshop at work so ill have to give this a try ;) xoox jcd :: cornflake dreams

krisandkel said...

I use this same technique on some of my photos and it does absolute wonders! That was a great idea to share :)

<3 kris&kel
www.krisandkel.com

Victoria said...

I use an action, but I like this idea too!! thank you! :)

Ashley J said...

Boo, the picture turned out so beautiful....I am sad that I don't have Photoshop!

Alisha said...

I'm saving this post!! Thanks for the editing tips. :)
xo

Cassandra said...

Love this! I will definitely file it away for when I get Photoshop in the future. (I used to have it - or well, my parents have it - and I definitely miss it.)

the chirpy bird said...

I mean.... be radder.
xx tash

Amber Lena said...

Have you tried Picnik.com? The Cross Process effect is very similar to what you did with photoshop (and it's free).

Amber Lena Fashion Bargainista.com
outfits FOR SALE from $10!

Constance said...

Amazing jeans! x

Kat Skull said...

I use the Cross Process effect in Picnik and get the exact same effect.

Kat Skull
Dreamsdispersed.com

Bailey Schneider said...

Your generosity is just such a beautiful quality and I hope you know it's very appreciated
xxx

Rachel said...

Love your blog! Can you follow me too on google friend connect and bloglovin? I would greatly appreciate it!

Follow me please

Erin Willett said...

Have you ever used picnik? That's what I use and I was wondering if I could get a similar effect with it?

Sophie said...

this is awesome! i need to get onto adobe elements! i really want it. at the moment i am using picasa and picnik which i love and they make great adjustments, but i just need a little bit extra. you look gorgeous as per usual xx

MARY said...

Thanx 4 the tips....=D

lingering daydreams said...

Awesome tips, they make a huge difference! Thanks!

Ginger Tea said...

I love your blog!!!

Pls check mine and tell me what you think:
www.gingerrrtea.blogspot.com

christie said...

WOW - makes a huge difference! Now I wish I had photoshop (boohoo).
xx
christie
www.christie86.blogspot.com

Meg said...

The '70s jeans are gorgeous!I follow u babe,if u like,follow me back on http://themissidea.blogspot.com/!
xoxo

Gertrude said...

Thanks for the tips! By the way, I gave you a couple of awards :) x

AE Jones said...

1. Love your blog - I'm a new follower.
2. You have some awesome tips - thanks for sharing.
3. I found you because of your hilarious comment on Megan's blog - why she should come back to the US... Excited to read more of your blog!

Ayan said...

love your style!!! and tnx for this editing tip! is there anything else you do with your raw pix?
xoxo,ayan

kileen said...

thanks so much for sharing this tip! i'm definitely bookmarking this one!

cute and little

Finley said...

Great tips! I can't wait to try it out! Found your blog through Sparkling Footsteps and so glad I did! Your pictures are beautiful and I'm so jelly of your hair. :)

Finley :: Mommy Chic

Brooklynn said...

just happened upon your blog and I love it. your tips are so helpful and friendly! thanks for sharing.

oakleyses said...

chanel handbags, burberry outlet online, coach purses, coach outlet, prada handbags, true religion outlet, louis vuitton, nike free, michael kors outlet store, christian louboutin, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin shoes, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet, tiffany and co jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban outlet, red bottom shoes, louis vuitton outlet online, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, jordan shoes, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, true religion outlet, true religion, burberry outlet online, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, kate spade outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren, longchamp outlet, gucci handbags, longchamp outlet online, nike shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada outlet

oakleyses said...

louis vuitton, oakley pas cher, burberry pas cher, nike roshe, nike trainers, ray ban pas cher, nike roshe run, nike blazer pas cher, michael kors canada, longchamp pas cher, sac louis vuitton, tn pas cher, north face pas cher, barbour, louis vuitton pas cher, nike air max, nike air force, longchamp, sac vanessa bruno, timberland, air max pas cher, louis vuitton uk, converse pas cher, new balance pas cher, lacoste pas cher, hermes pas cher, michael kors uk, vans pas cher, nike free, air jordan, scarpe hogan, ralph lauren pas cher, nike free pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, lululemon, hollister, chaussure louboutin, guess pas cher, mulberry, north face, hollister, air max, ray ban uk, nike air max, sac michael kors, ralph lauren

oakleyses said...

giuseppe zanotti, uggs on sale, asics shoes, instyler ionic styler, north face outlet, canada goose outlet, wedding dresses, mont blanc pens, uggs outlet, rolex watches, mcm handbags, birkin bag, abercrombie and fitch, uggs outlet, reebok shoes, north face jackets, ferragamo shoes, ghd, new balance outlet, beats headphones, soccer shoes, ugg soldes, lululemon outlet, p90x workout, ugg boots, ugg, jimmy choo shoes, babyliss pro, insanity workout, ugg outlet, marc jacobs outlet, ugg outlet, vans outlet, valentino shoes, roshe run, chi flat iron, canada goose outlet, nfl jerseys, canada goose, nike huarache, longchamp, herve leger, bottega veneta, mac cosmetics, soccer jerseys, canada goose outlet, celine handbags, hollister

oakleyses said...

juicy couture outlet, moncler, timberland shoes, pandora jewelry, baseball bats, moncler, canada goose uk, swarovski uk, thomas sabo uk, wedding dress, replica watches, parajumpers outlet, oakley, converse, pandora charms, swarovski jewelry, hollister canada, vans, canada goose, converse shoes, moncler, juicy couture outlet, supra shoes, karen millen, links of london uk, nike air max, ray ban, moncler outlet, coach outlet, montre femme, canada goose pas cher, louis vuitton canada, iphone 6 case, hollister, moncler, gucci, air max, ralph lauren, moncler, lancel, canada goose, pandora uk, ugg, hollister clothing, uggs canada, toms outlet, moncler, louboutin

Lin Huang said...

caihuanglin20150526
christian louboutin
coach factory outlet
cheap louis vuitton handbags
fendi outlet
cheap jordans
michael kors outlet
insanity workout
michael kors handbags
ghd hair strighteners
coach outlet store online
hollister kids
ray ban glasses
fitflop shoes
retro jordans
abercrombie store
true religion jeans
copy watches
oakley vault
kate spade handbags
burberry outlet online
gucci outlet
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban outlet
cheap jordans
michael kors
louis vuitton handbags
celine outlet
burberry scarf
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
christian louboutin sale
jordan 8s
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
coach factorty outlet
coach outlet store online
true religion jeans
true religion jeans
coach factory outlet
hollister clothing store

Qing Cai said...

polo ralph lauren outlet
air force 1 shoes
toms shoes
puma sneakers
polo ralph lauren outlet
calvin klein underwear
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ray ban sunglasses
ralph lauren outlet
adidas outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
gucci outlet
michael kors outlet online
air jordan 6
prada outlet
coach outlet online
nfl jerseys
air jordan shoes
tory burch outlet
kobe bryant shoes
beats by dre
coach outlet
christian louboutin
mont blanc
nba jerseys
links of london uk
christian louboutin outlet
adidas wings
kobe 9 elite
michael kors handbags
cai2015526

Xiaozhengmm 123 said...

2015-7-27 xiaozhengm
gucci outlet
michael kors
kate spade uk
kate spade outlet
soccer shoes
air max 95
ed hardy
louboutin pas cher
michael kors bag
abercrombie outlet
coach factory outlet
kate spade
longchamp handbags
cheap ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet
ralph lauren outlet
replica watches cheap
chaussure louboutin
michael kors handbags
pandora outlet
tory burch handbags
oakley sunglasses
pandora jewelry
michael kors outlet online
nike blazer
cheap ray ban sunglasses
michael kors
chanel online shop
ralph lauren uk
soccer jerseys
ray ban glasses
nike blazer low
ray ban sunglass
mcm outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet
chanel handbags
michael kors outlet
longchamp soldes
michael kors handbags
burberry handbags
cheap beats headphones

Wenhao Guo said...

coach outlet
oakland raiders jerseys
chanel outlet,chanel handbags,chanel bags,chanel outlet,chanel 2.55
cheap oakley sunglasses
chiefs jersey
moncler outlet
derrick rose jersey
ysl outlet online
nike free,nike free run,free running,free run,nike running
patrick kerney jersey,bobby wagner jersey,russell okung jersey,max unger jersey,paul richardson jersey,terrelle pryor jersey,richard sherman jersey,byron maxwell jersey,derrick coleman jersey,eric winston seahawks jersey
jordan 13
coach outlet canada
indianapolis colts jerseys
dansko outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap nhl jerseys
coach outlet online
prada shoes
los angeles clippers jerseys
nike roshe run
mizuno running
tory burch outlet online
ray ban outlet
michael kors,michael kors canada,michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors outlet canada 
nike air max
nike running shoes
nike free uk
hollister, http://www.hollistercanada.com
nike air max 90
michael kors uk
yongri0806