Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Hill202, Nov 11, 2007.
Can anyone tell me how I can add or change the color of the water in this shot?
In Photoshop, duplicate the layer. Then play with the hue and levels of that new layer, and only focus on the water (we don't care what happens to the rest). Once the desired color is found we add a layer mask, which we use to bring back the parts of the image of the original layer that you didn't want to change colors in.
Because there is no detail in that area of the water, no amount of hue/sat adjustment will affect it. There is really no good way to go about this and get an acceptable result. If you had shot in raw, it might be possible to pull some detail back into that area, but as it is now, any color adjustment would have to be painted on, and would obviously look horrible.
Thanks, it was shot in raw, it was changed to a jpeg when it was posted here.
In that case, go back into the raw file and dial down the exposure comp until you get detail back in that area. My guess is you won't get a ton, but some will help. Export this again, and paste it on top of the photo above in photoshop. Mask it off to just that area and blend.
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