How to Familiarize Yourself With Photoshop Cs4:

Left Photo: Left side of Photoshop Bottom Right: Bottom right of Photoshop

Left Photo: Left side of Photoshop
Bottom Right: Bottom right of Photoshop

Instead of blogging about the name of the tools and how to create new layers for pictures, I am posting two pictures on here about tools you can get familiar with on Photoshop (left hand side) and where to scroll your mouse when you want to create a new layer and change your colored image from “Normal” to “Multiply” or “Color.” I only listed the majority of the tools you can easily use for Photoshop.

I hope you all enjoy and if you have any questions, feel free to ask anytime.

How to Color the Sky Blue on Photoshop:

Gray and Blue Sky Combined

If you take a picture outside and notice that the sky is gray, you can add color to the image on Photoshop. Here is one way you can do it:

1. Open your image in Photoshop

2. Create a new layer

3. Select a blue color (light or dark)

4. Use the brush tool to color the sky

5. Once you colorize the area, scroll your computer mouse to the bottom right hand corner and drop down from “Normal” to “Multiply.”

*If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post and I will respond as fast as I can.*

Painting The Wall On Photoshop:

Top: Original Photo Bottom: Edited Image

Top: Original Photo
Bottom: Edited Image

Recently, I had my wall painted to a blood-orange color, but since the shade is too dark, there will be another color added to brighten the room. Since I am talking about a wall in my room here, I will actually take a photo of the color and colorize the photo on Photoshop to see what my wall will look like if it was a lighter orange. I will compare the images and see which is better to use for my barricade.

#1: Open up your image on Photoshop
#2: Create a new layer
#3: Select the color you would like to have on your wall
#4: Enlarge the brush tool to color your picture
#5: Once you are done with coloring your “Wall Photo,” scroll your mouse to “Normal” and click on “Color.” You will definitely see the difference between the original photo of your wall and the colorized image of your barricade.

Background Design Part 1: Words & Background Color:

Background Word and Color Design

Background Word and Color Design

Before you begin designing your background for your website on WordPress.com, open Photoshop and try to do the following:

1. Scroll your mouse up to “File” and click “New.”
2. The preset can be set to photo and the background contents to background color
3. Select your background color and use the paint bucket tool, which will color your background paper for you
4. Click on “T” which stands for text
5. Choose font/font color
6. Type in whatever you would like to have for your website background
7. You can shift your words in different directions
8. If you would like to draw something for your background, remember to create new layers.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to comment and I will respond as soon as possible.

How to Re-Colorize Your Photo on Photoshop:

Original, B & W and Colorized Together

Originally, I selected a colored photo, but after I turned the image to black and white, I would like to see how well I can do when re-coloring the picture and match it with the original one, even though it might not look as similar as the unedited version.

Here’s one way you can┬áre-colorize a photo.

1. Create a new layer on Photoshop
2. Select a color you want to colorize first
3. Use the brush tool to color the areas you will cover
4. Select “Multiply” or “Color.”
* Repeat the first four steps when you colorize the rest of the picture.*

How To Add Freckles On Your Face In Photoshop:

with no and with freckles image

Have you ever wondered what you would look like with freckles? Well, you don’t necessarily have to lay out in the sun, but instead, you can click on Photoshop and do the following:

1. Create a new layer
2. Use a pencil tool to draw dots on your face
3. After using the pencil tool, scroll down to the bottom right and change “Normal” to “Multiply”

*When you use the pencil tool, try to draw small dots because if you draw medium to large dots, it will not look like freckles.*

How to Make Your Cheeks Rosy On Photoshop:

Before and After Rosy Cheek Images

On Photoshop, there are different shades to use for rosy cheeks. Down below are a few directions you can use:

1. Create one layer
2. Select the “Color Picker” (Foreground Color) on the bottom left hand corner
3. After you select a radiant shade, use the brush tool to color your cheeks
4. Once you have filled in your rosy cheeks, scroll your mouse to the right hand side, click on “Normal” and click on “Multiply.”

If you have any questions, feel free to comment.

How to Colorize Your Eyes With A Different Shade:

Hazel and Blue Eye Difference

When I first started using Photoshop years ago and in high school, I did not know how to colorize my eye color. But now, since that has changed and I am comfortable using Photoshop to color my eyes with a different shade, allow me to give you an idea on how you can change your original eye colors from hazel to blue.

Before I begin, I will provide an original and edited image. The original image includes my natural eye colors and the edited photo is where I changed my eye colors from hazel to blue.

Your instructions on how to do this are:

#1: Open up an original image showing your natural eye colors on Photoshop.
#2: Create a new layer.
#3: Select a blue color and use the “brush tool” to color your eyes.
#4: Once you have colored your eyes to a blue, change the “blending mode” from Normal to “Multiply” or “Color,” or one of those that is best suitable for your image.
#5: Save your image as a .jpg and if you want to change your eye color image from a blue color to green, save the image as a Photoshop file.