How to Match Colors between Layers in Photoshop?
The photo manipulation looks real only when the colors and tones of different photos match perfectly with each other. In this free online Photoshop Tutorial, you will learn to Match Colors between Layers in Photoshop.
You had learned to remove background from an image and change the background in previous tutorials. Now you will learn how you can match the colors of the image from which background has been removed and the edited image has been placed on a new background image.
Let’s begin with Match Colors in Photoshop tutorial-
Firstly select two images; an image containing the foreground image (No Background Image) and a background image.
Now move the foreground image and place it on the background image. The images will look like this-
Select the above layer (foreground image layer) and click on Image in the Menu Bar. Then place the cursor on Adjustments and select Match Color.
Image > Adjustments > Match Color
In the Match Color dialogue box, select the current document as the Source and the background as Layer. We have selected the current document as Source and background as a Layer because we want to match colors with it.
Now set the Fade Slider to make the foreground image look balanced with the background image.
Now adjust the Luminance Slider to match the brightness of the background layer and also set the Color Intensity Slider.
After making all the required adjustments click OK.
Now we will add some shadow to the boy’s image to make it look more real.
Create a duplicate copy of the top layer and arrange it below the top layer. Now hide the top layer by clicking on the eye icon and then fill the duplicate layer with black. (Alt + Shift + Backspace)
Again click on the top layer to enable the visibility of the original layer. Now make sure that the duplicate layer is selected and then select the Move Tool from the Tool Bar.
After selecting the Move Tool, I will press the down-arrow key for few times to create a shadow below the shoes.
Now we will apply Gaussian Blur Filter for the perfect shadow effect.
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur
Set the Radius of Gaussian Blur and then click Ok.
So this is how you can perfectly Match Color in Photoshop between different Layers.
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