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Creative Photography Challenge

Lesson 5 of 10

Challenge #5: Controlling Color in Photoshop®


Creative Photography Challenge

Lesson 5 of 10

Challenge #5: Controlling Color in Photoshop®


Lesson Info

Challenge #5: Controlling Color in Photoshop®

everybody. I'm Lindsay Adler, and in this creative photo challenge, you're going to take control of color. In Photoshopped, color is one of the most powerful tools and an image, so you need to make sure every color is under your control. E did a creative photo shoot where I took my model in this beautiful dress out on location. I had her sit in this hill of ivy looking at the photograph, the Ivies pretty, but it's not giving me the mood that I want. And because it's green, I can treat it kind of like a green screen and make that green whatever color I desire. I can do so with just a couple of steps and Photoshopped, all right, so I'm going to select my adjustment layers with their masks and go to hue saturation. Then I need to target the green of the background so I can change that color. And when use a little finger icon there and when I click on the Green of the Ivy is actually telling me that it is in fact yellow. I wouldn't just make you and it gives me so many different options fo...

r creative control of the color of my background. Now, if you take a look, you actually see a little bit of that color is affecting her face. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to adjust the range of these colors, going to limit it by pulling off of the reds on her face. And I'm going to expand in tow all of the different leaves but dragging into the greens more. So now you can see when I change the color on Lee, those background leaves are affected, and now it's time to share your images where you've taken control of color. You can share the in the disease in the hashtag creative Photo Challenge, or you can join our Facebook group. And, of course, if you want these challenges, director Inbox does it. Creativelive dot com ford slash CPC

Class Description

Feeling stuck and uninspired behind the lens? Stop scrambling for ideas on your next portrait.

Take Our Creative Photo Challenge

We teamed up with master portrait photographer, Lindsay Adler, for a bi-monthly series of FREE photography challenges designed to push you well beyond your comfort zone. Named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world, Lindsay knows how vital it is to grow and explore to thrive as a photographer.

To spark your creativity, try a new (totally doable) challenge to help you discover and harness new techniques. Each 5 minute video will outline simple steps and ideas for a unique portrait. Take a moment to think about your point of view and deliver something outside of your norm.


  • Upload your photos and tag it on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter using #creativephotochallenge.
  • Have questions or want to check in with fellow photographers? Join the Creative Photo Challenge Facebook group.
Step outside of your routine, see the possibilities and discover what you love to capture!

By RSVPing to this class, you agree to have your email shared with Lindsay Adler.


Jid Kwinka

I am so much more willing to participate this challenge, tho' i don't have the materials and studio equipment. I only have a tripod, a camera, a softbox, a flash and a reflector but it ain't gonna stop me. I'm eager to learn new things, I love creative live, I love Lindsay, and I LOVE Photography! So thank you all for this free class! keep inspiring us!

Adiel Ahmed Munir

I loved it, I highly recommend this class. It's super informative and Lindsay is a superb Photographer and teacher. Thanks for sharing

Beyond Neverland

OMG! Is this for real? Lindsay is not only an amazing teacher and very knowledgeable but super creative! Such an inspiration! I watched this during my lunch break and now just want to grab my camera and go try some of these techniques!