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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Photoshop: Give an ice cool look to images



Dabbling with Photoshop on a drizzling Sunday evening. Convert a black and white image to an azure ice cool picture.

Aishwarya Rai - Ice cool azure look

1. Open the image in Photoshop.

2. Convert it to grayscale.
2a. Convert grayscale to RGB color.

3. Duplicate layer.

4. Change Hue/Saturation settings.
Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation
Hue:200, Saturation:0, Lightness:0 (with the Colorize box checked).

5. Choose Filter -> Distort -> Wave
Set the settings as shown in the image (Figure 1) below. You may click the 'Randomize' button to generate different patterns.

Figure 1: Applying the Wave Filter. Filter -> Distort -> Wave.

Applying the Wave filter (Filter -> Distort -> Wave) in Photoshop

6. Choose Blending Mode as 'Linear Burn'

7. Merge the layers (Ctrl+E)

8. Duplicate the merged layer

9. Change Hue/Saturation settings.
Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation
Hue:200, Saturation:0, Lightness:0 (with the Colorize box checked).

10. Choose Filter -> Blur -> Motion Blur. See image (Figure 2) below.

Figure 2: Applying the Motion Blur filter in Photoshop. Filter -> Blur -> Motion Blur.

Applying the Blur -> Motion Blur filter in Photoshop

11. Choose Blending Mode as Hard Light

12. Save the image as .jpeg with file quality between 10 to 12 for a sharper photo.

13. Actual and converted images placed side by side.

Figure 3: Give an image an ice cool look with Adobe Photoshop.

Aishwarya Rai - Half light half shade, doesn't she look more beautiful than a million roses together

Related Links:
- Original image from Longines.
- Photoshop help from DailyPhotoshop.

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