Let’s recreate a Pride Facebook Rainbow Effect in Adobe Photoshop. So firstly, open your image with Adobe Photoshop. For that, you have to go through the steps below.
For this you will need two image files:
Open Adobe Photoshop: So firstly, you have to open your Photoshop application. We have used Photoshop latest version – Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. But you can use any Photoshop version from CS3 to CC. Keyboard Short-cut (Ctrl+O)
Now you have to open your base image file where we can implement the pride rainbow effect as you seen in Facebook.
Go to files> Click Open>Select All Formats>Select your image
Let’s create a Fill or Adjustment layer with Black and White color for the main image.
Click Create new Fill or Adjustment layer in the Layer Panel> Click the Black and White option
Now you have to place the downloaded rainbow flag into the Photoshop file.
Go to files> Select Place Embedded (This command is available in Creative Cloud version. But other Photoshop versions have the Place button on files menu)> Then Select your Rainbow Flag image.
Now you have to resize the image. For this, you have to use keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+T) and it will select your layer image. Now use your mouse for resizing it with your main image. Then, on the layer panel, change the color setting to Hard Light and Opacity 50%.
In this step, you have to select the base image and make a duplicate layer. Now place it above all the layers with black and white adjustment layer effect just like main layer effect.
Then clip it for just below layer (Please check out the Gif image below). Now here you have to select the copy main image layer and make color adjustment> multiply with the desired opacity (50%).
This will be our final step. Here we will bring the contrast.
Go to Adjustment Layers> Select Curves Adjustment Layers
Now here you can adjust your desired contrast level (Make it an “S” shape level).
Let’s have a recap of what we have done today
This tutorial is prepared by Color Experts International.