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May 15, 2009

Photoshop Tutorial – Color Burn your Landscapes

Filed under: Photoshop Tutorial,Processing Tips — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Orchard (Before)

Orchard (Before)

One of the secrets photo editors have used for magazine images is saturating colors through Color Burn. It is especially effective for Landscapes. Of course not all landscapes benefit from this type of processing but a great many do.

It is a simple process:

Add a duplicate layer (Layer>Duplicate Layer)

Change the Blending Mode to Color Burn. This is easy to do with the Layers Menu open (Window>Layers), then clicking on the small window on the top left and choosing Color Burn. Make sure the top or duplicate layer is highlighted.

This will probably be too strong, so you will want to reduce the opacity by changing the top right window in the Layers menu. Often about 20-30% is a good choice.

Thats it!

Orchard (After)

Orchard (After)

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  1. Thaks for the great tutorial. Never though of creating an additional layer to burn, although it makes a hhuge amount of sence. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Delme — May 17, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

  2. Thanks, I’m glad you found it useful.


    Comment by Harold — May 18, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

  3. Nice tutorial. Simple to use, easy to use. Thanks much!

    Comment by SlyPhotog — July 2, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  4. Thanks!! I’m glad you find it useful.


    Comment by Harold — July 2, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

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