This quick video tutorial will show you a technique that’s really useful for making your green grass and trees in your images really pop so it’s going to involve a couple of steps and one of those steps is creating a luminosity mask it’s kind of at the beginner end of the spectrum when it comes to how complicated luminosity masking can get but if you just follow the steps in this video you’ll at least be able to to do this technique and use it on your own images.
Video:Make those Grass and Trees Pop!
Here’s a summary of the steps:
(View the video for full details and explanations)
- Load your image in Photoshop.
- Add a black and white adjustment layer.
- Reduce the sliders for all colours except greens and yellows. `
- Increase the slider for yellow and green. `
- Go to the channels panel and press Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) on your keyboard and click on the RGB channel and go back to the Layers panel.
- Add a curves adjustment layer.`
- Hide the black and white layer. `
- Pull the curve upward on the curves adjustment property window, you will notice that only the green and yellowy areas will the change. `
- Press the Option(Mac) or Alt (Windows) on your keyboard to see the layer mask.
- Click the brush tool with a black foreground and run it through the areas that you don’t want to be affected by adjusting this curve.
- Add a Hue Saturation Layer
- Select Yellow on the drop down menu.
- Increase the saturation only on the yellows of the image.
- You can go back and readjust the the curve for the curves adjustment layer to brighten the image even more.
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