hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to make your
color photos more engaging fun and
personal you can apply these techniques
to virtually any photo open a color
image you would like to use I downloaded
this one from shutterstock.com the first
step is to convert it into a smart
object so we can make adjustments to it
non-destructively it'll also allow us to
replace the photo with a different one
without having to redo all the effects
to do this click the icon at the upper
right of the layers panel and click
convert to smart object
make a copy of it by pressing ctrl or
click off the eyeball next to the copy
to hide the layer and click the
thumbnail of the bottom layer to make it
active go to filter and filter gallery
open the texture folder and click grain
make the intensity 20 the contrast 50
and the grain type clumped then click OK
go back to filter and lens correction
click the custom tab and drag the the
net amount all the way to the left
then click ok
click the adjustment layer icon and
drag the saturation all the way to the
left to remove all the color we want to
make a new layer below the adjustment
layer to do this ctrl-click or command
click on the new layer icon
open your rectangular marquee tool
over the general area you'd like to
revert back to color
go to edit and stroke I'll make the
stroke 30 pixels however depending on
the resolution of your photo you may
want to use a different amount make the
location inside and click the color box
pick white then click OK on both windows
to deselect it press ctrl or command D
to angle your frame open the transform
tool by pressing ctrl or command T
go to a corner and when you see a curved
double-arrow rotate it to an angle you
like to reposition it over the area go
inside the transform and drag the frame
then press Enter or return
ctrl-click or command click on the
thumbnail of the frame to make a
selection of its shape press Q to make
it into a quick mask
open your paint bucket tool
make sure your foreground color is white
and contiguous is checked click outside
the frame to delete the quick mask
leaving just the quick mask inside the
frame intact press Q again to revert it
back into a selection invert the
selection by pressing ctrl or command
make the top layer active keep in mind
the photo in this layer is in color
because it doesn't have an adjustment
layer above it that desaturate sits
click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask of the selection next to it
make the layer visible
ctrl-click or command click on the
thumbnail of the frame layer again to
make a selection of its shape press Q to
make it into a quick mask and click the
paint bucket tool inside the frame to
delete the quick mask press Q to revert
it into a selection
make the frame layer active fill the
selection with white
and deselect it
because we fill the selection with white
this layer is no longer a frame it's a
white box double click on it to open its
layer style window
click drop shadow make the opacity forty
percent and uncheck global light make
the angle a hundred thirty-eight degrees
the distance 50 pixels and the size 20
pixels then click OK
next we'll enlarge the color photo to do
this shift-click on the top layer to
highlight the top three layers and open
your transform tool zoom out by pressing
ctrl or command + the minus sign on your
keyboard go to a corner and when you see
a diagonal double-arrow press and hold
alt or option + shift and drag it out to
a size you like then reposition it
and press Enter or return to fit it back
onto your canvas press ctrl or command 0
we're ready to add text open your
horizontal type tool choose a font i'm
using a handwritten style font called Mt
mado script normal if you'd like to use
it as well I provided its link in the
video description or project files i'll
make the size 70 points sharp and left
alignment click the color box and click
a color on your photo that you think
would work well for your text you can
always change it later then click OK
click on your document and type your
double-click on an empty air
your text layer to open the layer style
window click outer glow and change the
blend mode to normal click the color box
and pick black or white or a great tone
that will make your text pop more
depending on the background behind the
text for this example I'll pick black
and click OK
make the size 50 pixels and click OK
open your transform tool to rotate
position and resize it
then press Enter or return this is Marty
from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to you show you how to make your
color photos more engaging, fun and personal.
You can apply these techniques to virtually any photo.
Open a color image you'd like to
use. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com.
The first step is to convert it into a Smart
Object, so we can make adjustments to it non-destructively.
It'll also allow us to replace the photo with
a different one without having to redo all
the effects. To do this, click the icon at
the upper, right of the Layers panel and click
"Convert to Smart Object".
Make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J.
Click off the eyeball next to the copy to hide the layer
and click the thumbnail of the bottom layer to make it active.
Go to Filter and Filter
Gallery. Open the Texture folder and click
"Grain". Make the Intensity: 20, the Contrast:
50 and the Grain Type: Clumped. Then, click OK.
Go back to Filter and Lens Correction.
Click the Custom tab
and drag the Vignette Amount all the way to the left.
Then, click OK.
Click the Adjustment layer icon and click Hue/Saturation.
Drag the Saturation all the
way to the left to remove all the color.
We want to make new layer below the adjustment
layer. To do this, Ctrl-click or Cmd-click
on the New Layer icon.
Open your Rectangular Marquee Tool
and drag a rectangle over the general area you'd like to revert back to color.
Go to Edit and Stroke.
I'll make the Stroke: 30 pixels, however,
depending on the
resolution of your photo, you may want to
use a different amount. Make the Location:
Inside and click the color box. Pick white.
Then, click OK on both windows.
To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D. To angle your frame,
open the Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + T.
Go to a corner and when you see a curved, double-arrow,
rotate it to angle you
like. To reposition it over the area, go inside
the Transform and drag the frame. Then, press Enter or Return.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the frame to make a selection of its shape.
Press "Q" to make it into a quick mask.
Open your Paint Bucket Tool.
Make sure your foreground color is white and "Contiguous" is checked.
Click outside the frame to delete
the quickmask, leaving just the quick mask
inside of the frame intact. Press "Q" again
to revert it back into a selection. Invert
the selection by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + I.
Make the top layer active. Keep in mind,
the photo in this layer is in color because
it doesn't have an adjustment layer above
it that desaturates its color.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to it.
Make the layer visible.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the frame layer again to make a selection of its shape.
Press "Q" to make it into a quick mask and
click the Paint Bucket Tool inside the frame
to delete the quick mask. Press "Q" to revert
into a selection. Make the frame layer active,
fill the selection with white and deselect it.
Because we filled the selection with white,
this layer is no longer a frame; it's a white
box. Double-click on it to open its Layer
Click Drop Shadow. Make the opacity: 40% and uncheck Global Light.
Make the Angle: 138 degrees, the Distance: 50 pixels
and the Size: 20 pixels. Then, click OK.
Next, we'll enlarge the color photo. To do this,
Shift-click on the top layer to highlight
the top 3 layers and open your Transform Tool.
Zoom out by pressing Ctrl or Cmd and the minus
sign on your keyboard. Go to a corner
and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press
and hold Alt or Option + Shift and drag it
out to a size you like. Then, reposition it
and press Enter or Return.
To fit it back onto your canvas,
press Ctrl or Cmd +0. We're ready to add text.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool. Choose a font.
I using a handwritten-style
font called, "MT Matto Script Normal". If
you'd like to use it, as well, I provided
its link in the video description or project
files. I'll make the size 70 points, Sharp
and Left Alignment. Click the color box
and click a color on your photo that you think
would work well for your text. You can always
change it later. Then, click OK.
Click on your document and type your text.
Double-click on an empty area of your text layer to open the Layer Style window.
Click "Outer Glow"
and change the Blend Mode to Normal. Click
the color box and pick black or white or a
grey tone that will make your text pop more
depending on the background behind the text.
For this example, I'll pick black and click OK.
Make the Size 50 pixels and click OK.
Open your Transform Tool to rotate, position
and resize it. Then, press Enter or Return.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!