We all love watching sunsets, looking at pictures of sunsets and, of course, photographing sunsets! The warm colors—deep shades of red, orange and yellow—evoke feelings of peace and tranquility and a sense of awe at nature’s wonders.
In this column, I’ll share with you a few Photoshop Elements techniques for improving on Mother Nature’s colorful daily finale. You can apply similar enhancements in most other photo software and, of course, in Photoshop CS2/CS3.
In Photoshop, the dialog boxes and the menu commands will be slightly different than described and shown here, but you’ll be able to achieve the same end result. Let’s start the fun-and the creative process!
Step Three Next, I wanted to see how a color variation of the scene could enhance my picture, so, you guessed it, I went to Enhance > Adjust Color > Color Variations. In the Color Variations window, with Midtones selected, I clicked on Increase Blue because I wanted a deeper shade of blue in the sky.