Basically, in this tutorial Iâ€™m going to be showing you how to create a photo effect like the one in the below image, itâ€™s pretty much all accomplished by using color curves and color levels, as are most photo effects, right?
Start by finding some appropriate picture to use it in this tutorial. I used a cool hooligan photo. If you want you can download from it here and get to work. Open up the photo and increase contrast with Image > Adjustments > Levels:
Now we have a contrast like this:
Ok, move to the next step. Begin to make color correction on photography. Press on the layers thumbnail â€˜Create new fill or new adjustment layerâ€™ button and chose Curves.
After that set up following settings for each color channel:
See the difference now?
After that slightly reduce the contrast. Move to the original layer with photo and apply Image > Adjustments > Levels with such settings as on the picture below.
See the result now:
Next, create a new layer above the curves layer and fill it with green color (#007016). Change layer mode to Overlay.
And the last one thing that we need to do is to bring a little bit of noise to the photo. Create a new one layer and fill it with black color after that apply Filter > Noise > Add Noise:
Now, change layer mode to Color Dodge and you will see the final result.
Thatâ€™s all for this tutorial! Sorry, but I hope you enjoyed it! This color manipulation effect looks cool, isnâ€™t it?