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How to Turn your Image into a Color Mixture Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turning your image into a color mixtures photo, complete with overlay effects, colour treatments and elements that you can easily create in Adobe Photoshop CS5.Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1000px by 1500px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next background:

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Find a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this Beautiful woman listening to music from Shutterstock. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document.

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), we’ll represent a small circle of the color #5A5281 which layer will be placed under the model’s layer:

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Now, make sure you have the model’s layer active in Layers panel, hold Ctrl button and click on the circle’s layer in Layers panel. We’ll get the next selection:

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Select after that the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), right-click on the selection to select Select Inverse. Using the Eraser Tool (E), we’ll remove the model’s shoulders:

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 9% for the circle layer.

How to Turning your Image into a Color Mixtures Photo in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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