You know how you want to intensify colours… and wish certain parts of an image were different layers… well yes you can use a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer or Levels and Curves… but I use the following method…
- Create a new layer
- Select Brush Tool
- Choose Colour
- Paint over areas with colour
- Set blending mode to either ‘Soft Light’ or ‘Overlay
- Use a mask to paint out bits where you don’t want the colour changed…
For this image I used the above method not once but with three different colours… one layer on the rocks, one layer for the trees and another layer for the sky.
I didn’t use a mask at all for the rocks, but I did for the sky and the trees… as you can see by my layers panel..
I just love how this method makes certain colours pop… and here is the final image once I exported it from Photoshop back into Lightroom.
Once I was back into Lightroom I added a Serge Ramelli Preset called ‘Basic: Outdoor Warm Centre’. I played around then with the basic settings and the radial filters, where I played around with the location of the Radial Filters and the settings of each radial filter. I then added a few brush strokes to lighten certain areas.. and below is the final image.