Graphics Programs Reference
3. In the Properties panel, click the gradient to
open the Gradient Editor.
4. In the Gradient Editor, choose a loaded gradi-
ent or load a new set to taste. For more on gra-
dients, see Chapter 6, “Painting and Drawing
Tool s.” C l ick OK when you're s a t i s ied .
5. To sof t en t he ef fect , you c a n cha nge t he
adjustment layer's blending mode. Setting
it to Hue or Color creates a nice tint effect.
Professional photographers often place glass filters in front of the
camera lens. These can be used to “cool” or “warm” a picture, or
to add special effects. Since Photoshop often tries to simulate or
correct for steps not taken in the field, the addition of Photo Filters
was a logical evolution for Photoshop.
Adobe added to the “real-time,” color-correction options with the
addition of 20 different adjustments. These layers simulate the tra-
ditional colored glass filters. Besides the built-in presets, you can
also choose custom colors from the Photo Filter interface using the
standard Color Picker.
There are three main groupings for color effects:
• Warming Filter (85 and LBA) and Cooling Filter (80 and
LBB). These adjustment layers are meant to even out photos
that were not properly white balanced. The Cooling Filter (80
or LBB) makes images bluer to simulate cooler ambient light.
The Warming Filter (85 or LBA) makes images warmer to
simulate hotter ambient light.
• Warming Filter (81) and Cooling Filter (82). These adjust-
ment layers are similar to the previous filters but cast a more
pronounced color. The Warming Filter (81) makes the photo
more yellow, and the Cooling Filter (82) makes the photo
• individual Colors. The Photo Filter also has 14 preset colors
to choose from. These can be used for two primary purposes:
to add a complementary color to a scene to remove color cast
or for stylistic reasons.