Photoshop Smart Object Toning Techniques

Toning our images is a huge part of the artistic process to get just the right look and mood for the image we captured. In this video you can see how to give an ordinary image some extra pop by using an overlay image plus an adjustment layers. It’s a great trick and a quick way to fine tune the colors on our images. Check out this quick video for a super helpful Photoshop Tip:

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Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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  1. Cool! I can’t wait to try this out. Thank for the tip!

  2. awesome!!! can’t wait to try it!!!!! thank you!!!!

  3. At 2:42 I decided I’d already wasted enough of my life being spoken at as if I’m a slow learner. You could cover this information in thirty seconds with a list of instructions and screenshots:

    1) CTL/CMD-J to duplicate original or original group (may need ALT-CTL-SFT-E to stamp visible, depending on your workflow)
    2) set new image layer mode to overlay
    3) add b&w adjustment layer on top of new image layer, ALT-G to clip it to the new layer
    4) adjust tones to somewhere between garish and searing

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