Adobe Photoshop Very Simple Tutorial: Changing Seasons from Summer to Fall

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My wife’s favorite season is fall. So is mine. Last November, we went to New Hampshire to see beautiful, fall-colored trees and leaves. Our airplane was only 30 minutes away from Manchester International Airport. Then my wife, who was sitting at the window side, became gradually upset. She said that trees and their leaves were all yellow or green. Then I looked out of the window. She was right. My wife became so upset that she tried to open one of the exit doors and jump off the airplane. It took three flight attendants to stop her. And I was forced to take an immediate action to calm her down. But do what!? Ahh… Photoshop! So I pulled MacBook out of my bag, turned the power on and launched Adobe Photoshop CS2. In a matter of 8 minutes or less, the season changed from summer to fall. Once being upset, my wife calmed down and smiled again. Whew! I thought we were both busted by air marshals.

The following tutorial shows steps to convert a scene full of yellow and green colors into a scene of the fall season, using Adobe Photoshop CS2. The photo image used in this tutorial comes from Webshots.

  1. We don’t want to ruin the original photo. So let’s duplicate the only layer by dragging and dropping it onto the new layer button in the Layer Palette.
  2. Choose Color Range under Select. All you have to do is pick a green color. Then use Add to Sample to include a wider range of colors.
  3. After making a selection in terms of colors, choose Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.
  4. Pay attention to the color ranges at the bottom of the window. Adjust the Hue slider such that an orange range of colors at the bottom will come underneath a green range of colors at the bottom.
  5. Reiterate Step 2 to 4 to convert colors.

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