In this quick Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to turn summer to autumn in Photoshop. In less than 4 steps we can change the color tone and transform a full green image to a warm yellow autumn effect. You can play with settings for different results and color tones. A similar technique but with different input values can change autumn to summer.
Step 1 > Open the Image & Duplicate
First run Photoshop and open the image you want. Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer to create a new copy (image a).
Step 2 > Selective Color
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color to create a new color adjustment layer (image 2a). Under Selective Color properties use the settings from image 2b and image 2c.
Create a new selective color adjustment layer
Yellow channel settings: Cyan -100%, Yellow 45% & Black -7%
Green channel settings: Cyan -100%, Magenta 100%, Yellow 100%, and Black 100%
Step 3 > New Layer
Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer. Next go to Image > Apply Image and use similar settings like image 3a.
Layer: Merged, Channel: RGB & Blending to Multiply. Press OK to confirm the changes.
Step 4 > Another Selective Color
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color to create another adjustment layer. Use the following values:
Yellows channel: Cyan -30%, Magenta 10%, Yellow 10% and Black -10%
Greens channel: Cyan -100%, Magenta 100%, Yellow 100%, and Black 15%
A simple, fast, and cool effect that transforms summer images. Change the values for different effects and color tones. Change the contrast for more or less dramatic effects.