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    Question How do you get a colored lens effect in PhotoShop 6…

    Hello,

    I’ve tried putting transparent layers above, I’ve used hue saturation, etc. but I can’t seem to get the desired effect. Some examples of what I’m trying to achieve can be found here:

    Anywhere on this site.

    or

    Something like what Elysium did in this thread



    If anyone can help me out it would be great. Thanks.

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    What was lacking about your results? The two steps you mentioned trying would be the first two I'd mention.
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    Hello,

    When I use transparent layers either I lose the sharpness of the picture due to the transparency being too little or I get other colors shinning trough when the transparency is too much. With the hue saturation I just seem to get a rainbow effect. One part of the picture may turn out descent (i.e. The background) while the foreground is saturated a completely different color. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Desaturate the original photo first.

    If you want top let some of the color information from the original leak through(but avoid the "rainbow effect") as in some of your examples, no photo is exactly the same. You'll have to mess with at best levels/curves and at worst the color balance to get the exact effect you desire.
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    Hello,

    The color balance gave me the best results. Only problem is that the image is over saturated with cyan. I think that has to do with the amount of natural light that is in the picture (I’m going for blue/cyan effect right now). Do you have any idea how to correct this? Any useful tips?

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    Like Anode mentioned, try the "Desaturate" function first on the whole image to turn it into a black/white/grey image without any color at all, then apply the colors to it (I like using the "Variations" function for this).
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    I use the same method that Steelsun mentioned.

    I usually apply un-sharp mask after that to make the image crisp.


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