Changing Color On Digital Papers

Photo frame

My latest digital paper release, Love Ya was inspired by Valentine’s Day, so it’s very pinkalicious. Just because it’s a girly color though doesn’t mean we have to use it that way. I’ve used a striped paper and frame for this portrait of a baby boy. 5D MK III, 85mm 1.2, ISO 250, f/2.5, 1/125.

I took a paper from the Love Ya: Dots n’ Stripes collection.

pink striped digital paper

Plus a frame mat element from the Love Ya Elements collection:

Digital frame mat

Then, I simply added a Hue /Saturation Adjustment layer and slid the hue to -134.

Important Notes
  1. This color change was pretty straight forward, but often colors can go rather neon when you make a hue change. When this happens, use the saturation slider to desaturate the color. If there are multiple colors in the image you want to change, but you just want to adjust one color, then use the drop-down menu that says Master to find the color you want to adjust.
  2. I rarely use the Lightness slider to adjust the brightness and contrast. Instead, I will add use a separate Levels or Curves adjustment.
  3. To fine-tune a color after you’ve used the Hue/Adjustment, add a Color Balance adjustment layer.
hue saturation adjustment

Hue / Saturation adjustment


Finally, here is a peek at the Layer Panel for the image.

If you need any help knowing how to use photo frames see this video tutorial.

Layer Panel


Love Ya dots n' stripes

Love Ya Elements







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