This Photoshop effect makes cool colors (ex. blue) darker and warm colors (ex. red) warmer. The results are glowing
skin tones, dark grass and tress, and vivid colors.
Finding the Cool and Warm Colors
The first step towards this Photoshop effect is to identify the cool and warm colors.
Open a photo you would like to edit. Or, you may use the photo used in this tutorial (from iStockPhoto).
The Lab color mode contains a chroma A channel that identifies the cool and warm colors. To access this channel,
(Layer> New> Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N) .
Image tool (Image> Apply Image) to set the following properties:
The Apply Image Tool
Blending and Tweaking
Now that we have our layer with the cool and dark colors defined, we can blend the layer into the image and adjust the
We’ll be using the Levels tool to adjust the effect. Open the Levels tool (Image> Adjustments> Levels or Ctrl+L). To
increase the effect, move the black and white input sliders towards the center.
The Levels Tool