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Hidden Color Settings for Landscapes in Photoshop!

February 12, 2020

Today I’m going to share with you some secret
and amazing color recipes that you can use with your landscapes in Photoshop. But before we begin, we need to understand
the concept a little bit. So, whenever you import a raw photo into Lightroom
or Adobe Camera Raw, do you notice something? It has these profiles that we can apply – Adobe
Standard, Adobe Vivid, so on and so forth. Similarly, in Photoshop, you can assign profiles
to pictures, even if they’re not raw, you can assign profiles and those profiles, even
in Lightroom, or Adobe Camera Raw, get you started with a pretty good look that you’re
satisfied with and then gives you a starting point that you can work on later. However, in Photoshop, you can totally go
crazy with just the profile. Here’s how to apply it. All you got to do is go to Edit at the top
and then Assign Profile. That’s it. Right now the image is that sRGB profile. We can click on profile and change it to whatever
we like. Isn’t that amazing? Now in Windows, once you have this selected,
with the scroll of the mouse hover over it, with a scroll of the mouse you can try different
profiles and see what looks good to you. You can also use the arrow keys right there. This is something that you can do in Windows. I’m not very sure about Mac. But anyway, you can actually select whatever
you like. So in this case, let’s say I like something
like e-sRGB, I can select that, hit OK. But the problem with that is the profile of
the complete document has now changed, which is something we didn’t want. We wanted to keep it at sRGB and use profile
just as Color Grading. How can we do that? We don’t want to change anything for the document,
but, we want to use those colors. Here’s how to do it. Have a look at this document. If we just click on this arrow and choose
Document Profile, have a look, it has changed. And it can be a mess if we upload it to websites
or send it somewhere. We have to keep it at sRGB or Adobe RGB, whatever
your choice is. So, here’s how to do it. Let’s go back. So this was our image, make a copy of the
background layer – with the background layer selected, press Ctrl or Command + J. Now,
right click on it and choose Convert to Smart Object. Now as we have discussed before, whenever
we convert a layer into a Smart Object, everything inside of it is protected. It creates a nest around it. So, if you double click on the thumbnail of
the Smart Object, another document shows up showing you the contents of that nest. Whatever you change inside that nest is not
going to affect the entire document. In this nested document, you can change it
to whatever you want. Go to Edit – Assign Profile, hit OK, that’s
fine. We’re going to choose e-sRGB, hit OK and save
it. Press Ctrl or Command + S. Now when you go
back to the original document, have a look, this has been updated and the profile stays
to be as a RGB. Have a look. Here’s the before, here’s the after. Now this is as a layer. If you think it’s too much, you can control
the Opacity and you have control over everything. So let’s say I want to keep it at Opacity
of 31. Or even better, you can use Blend If with
it. So let’s increase the Opacity to 100%. Let’s say I want this effect only on the highlights. So, double click on the right hand side of
the layer, take it away from the shadows by taking the slider of the underlying layer
from left to right, just like this. Now this is very harsh, hold the Alt key or
the Option key, click on the slider, break it apart to both sides, hit OK. And this is a particular effect. You can create one more copy of this one – Ctrl
or Command + J and and this one, we don’t want any Blend If. So clear it up. Right click on it and choose Clear Layer Style
and simply decrease the Opacity. So, we’re going to keep the Opacity at somewhere
about 30%. There you have it. Here’s the before, here’s the after. Interesting, isn’t it? Now you can make a group of both of these. Select the first one, hold the Ctrl or Command,
select the second one, Ctrl or Command + G. So, once we have the group, we can create
a mask by clicking on the Mask button. And then take the brush with black as the
foreground color and you can just erase this area because this area is getting too saturated. So. we’re just going to create a gradient
right there. Choose a gradient, drag from top to bottom. There we are. It’s not affecting the sky and these areas
are looking pretty nice and colorful. If you also don’t want these areas to get
affected, you can take the brush and paint that area in black, if you wish. So I’m going to keep the flow at somewhere
about 10% and get some brightness in that area. Have a look. That’s how you can even use Color Profile
to add some vibrant and brilliant colors to your landscape. Now, I said landscapes because it works great
with landscapes. I’ve tried it on portraits. Sometimes it works great, sometimes it doesn’t. It might mess up the skin tone but, with landscapes,
this works amazingly. I hope this video helped you and if it did,
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keep creating.


  • Reply Julio Argueta August 7, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I love you.

  • Reply Sharath K August 7, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Bro please make a video about 3d product rendering in Photoshop cc 2019

  • Reply jen3960 August 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I have the same question as John Gilbert. I show only about 18 profiles and some seem very similar to others.

  • Reply Alexander Stefanov August 7, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    @Unmesh, I have only few color profiles in this menu… You have so many more? Do you have any idea why is that? I use latest version of Photoshop on Mac. Thanks, man! You inspiring me with every videos!

  • Reply Saleem Rishah August 7, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    thanks bro

  • Reply 小7的背包xiao7debeibao August 7, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    that is a very great way to use ICC profile.

  • Reply Mohammed Ashif August 7, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    thanks bro… itzzz a good help for me…

  • Reply Ascanio Buccella August 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Hello, congratulations you're a genius 🙂 where can I download all color profiles?

  • Reply JAN STUDIO August 7, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    thanks yar
    please moor video in landscape

  • Reply Waqar Ahmed August 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    can we import it as luts?

  • Reply Visage Visage August 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I am glad there is such great content creator on YouTube Big thumbs up

  • Reply sanawar nipun August 7, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    wow amazing great work!

  • Reply Hamza Tizo August 7, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    this guy is the god of Photoshop

  • Reply Markus Kernbach August 7, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    hello, as always absolut nice video.!!!! Question !!!!! if i have only few profiles , how and were can i get more . i think i have 10 or less to chose.

  • Reply MASS August 7, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    You are doing awesome job💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • Reply Steve Strummer August 7, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Love your tutorials Unmesh but that spot effect on the cursor (that blacks out the rest of the screen) is really annoying.

  • Reply Frank Cich August 7, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Hidden is right. But I have a question, Unmesh. I have the most current version of PS, but when I click on the profile, my menu selection is not anywhere as exhaustive as what I see in your tutorial. What's that secret?

  • Reply Prem Kr Prashant August 8, 2019 at 12:37 am

    not sure how much difference it makes when it comes to the final image ..but it surely speeds up some of the dodging and burning that i need to do to images.. thanks

  • Reply Jilvan Ferreira August 8, 2019 at 12:43 am

    You are The Man!

  • Reply Shadow Net August 8, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Keep Creating 🙂 Great Bro

  • Reply Amit Paul August 8, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I don't have any more adjectives left to write in the comments. 😄 Just take love.

  • Reply Jim Campbell August 8, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Another fine tutorial, thank you.

    Just a note that my TourBox, which I ordered on a recommendation on one of your videos ages ago, has finally been delivered and the driver and console software released. Everything is now going at about 10% speed while I climb the learning curve, but I think it's going to be a wonderful tool once I get used to it.

  • Reply اُمّ Aiman August 8, 2019 at 2:27 am

    That was magic right there 🤓
    There's many tools in photoshop that we don't know about that only you can pull out and teach us. 😍 Thank you for your another informative video, oh btw love your hairstyle 😍😍

  • Reply abdelghani BOUDRIBILA August 8, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Thank u soo much broo ♥️

  • Reply Rajesh Asthana August 8, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Hats off bro , Amazing

  • Reply Yarden Pery August 8, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Amazing video like always! Keep creating 😎

  • Reply Rajesh Asthana August 8, 2019 at 5:25 am

    I have very few profiles compared to what seen in video. How do I get ?

  • Reply MegaGeo44 August 8, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Wonderfull Tutorial, but I have only 15 Profiles!!!

  • Reply ggsxr1000 August 8, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Amazing Unmesh,each day a new way to follow

  • Reply Kirsty Hepworth August 8, 2019 at 7:40 am

    wow great tip I have never used that before in Photoshop before so I think I will give it a go on some of my landscapes

  • Reply XAVALON August 8, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Thank you brother.

  • Reply Nikolaus H. August 8, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I think u are one of the very best tutorial hoster out there! Thanks 4 ur great videos.

  • Reply Rumah Olot August 8, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Are you an alien?

  • Reply Vidyasagar Wakchaure August 8, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Hello Sir…Can u edit like vijay Mahar ?

  • Reply Speedy Reidy August 8, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Excellent Tutorial, Thank you very much.

  • Reply Robert Nurse August 8, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I used to be “scared” of Photoshop. But, over time and a bunch of PiXimperfect videos, I look forward to using it to improve my images. Thanks Unmesh!

  • Reply specializedlennox August 8, 2019 at 10:50 am

    i want a child from you!

  • Reply kerux del Rosario August 8, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Finally something for the landscape shooters! Thanks dude!

  • Reply Евгений Маляревский August 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    25 people who disliked it, who are you?

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  • Reply James Reid VanVoris August 8, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    How the heck you know all of this is just amazing.

  • Reply Terry Breedlove August 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Dude you rock I went to school and learned photoshop way way back when it was version 2.5 and have been using it ever since. You teach me more than all that every time I click in.

  • Reply Sureshot August 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Many of us are still waiting for your answer to the question, how do we get all the profiles shown in your video 🙂

  • Reply Paul Purpura August 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks Unmesh! I have learned so much from you! Great job as always.

  • Reply TheBestiya000 August 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm


  • Reply Stephen Ransom August 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Question for anyone here… where do you get more profiles from? I have way fewer that Unmesh had in his list of camera profiles to choose from.

  • Reply Marv3Lthe1 August 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Even Adobe does not know their products can do so many things.

  • Reply Patrick McDonald August 8, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Fascinating …

  • Reply aHUMANad August 8, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I appreciate your tutorials however I think it best to show before and after at the beginning of the video as well as at the end

  • Reply Saba Haile August 8, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Nice job and thank you for your time.

  • Reply Dat Ngtan August 9, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Love ur videos. Thanks so much

  • Reply Antwyone Washington August 9, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Thank you again amazing again

  • Reply Yashika 4k August 9, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Finally I have no option,
    You are photo shop master

  • Reply Dexter Patel August 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    can you please create a video on perspective warp…. I really need to learn that and your video are really detailed which helps us to get knowledge of proper tool working

  • Reply Hamza Khan August 9, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Can u tell how to open jpeg images in camera raw in photoshop? And also where camera raw is.

  • Reply Nj August 9, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Can you please add a video on how to create the New York filter effect/preset/LUT as found in Instagram Stories?

  • Reply Great Thought August 9, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Bhai, please make a tutorial on digital painting. Please I need I badly. Thank you.

  • Reply Bader Ali August 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I am a lazy guy. When I saw 35 dislikes I made mine Like.


  • Reply Robert Wolford August 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    You, sir, are a genius. I recommend you channel and videos to everyone. Your lessons and tutorials are more in depth, fun, and effective than any class one could pay for. You're doing good things for photography and processing!

  • Reply Hardik Kumawat August 9, 2019 at 3:14 pm


  • Reply Hotte 93 August 9, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Hi, how can I deactivate the blurring of linked layermasks?

  • Reply Yo Weliz August 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    how great is this.. Thank you very much

  • Reply Forry Might August 9, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    You have very nice sound on your video. What kind Microphone You used? Thank you!

  • Reply joker3053 August 9, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    you are amazing sensei

  • Reply SuperSonicSkyline August 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    You are the best!! Love your tutorials x

  • Reply Doug BM August 9, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Not a fan of masking. Too fussy. Duplicate the layer apply the effect. Choose the opacity and or erase as needed to tone it down. Or apply the effect and apply the history brush as desired.

  • Reply Laframe 101 August 10, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Thank you master🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply jeanny chin August 10, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I love all your tutorials. Explanations are clear and tips are extremely useful.

  • Reply B Evans August 10, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Well, yet another excellent video that I've learned from. Without further ado, I must go to my laptop and create!

  • Reply Art Of Destiny August 10, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Unmesh you are realy a man with exceptional skills
    There a suprise for you

  • Reply Manuel PC August 10, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Nice video!, Im just wondering… Do you think Affinity is a good replacement for Photoshop or PS is the best option?

  • Reply ReynaldoMusic August 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

    can this also be saved as LUT?

  • Reply husam ejle August 10, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Perfect as usual, what bout using "Color Lookup" adjustment layer it using LUTs which it is the same as profiles in Lightroom..

  • Reply Ágnes Gundel August 10, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Hi I love your chanel somehow this one is not working for me every time I change the smart object and saved and went back to the normal document is nothing happening I hope you can help me I use ps 2015 cc

  • Reply V.M Sypher August 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Just a suggestion :
    Please start a series on poster making as it is a thing in many student clubs in indian colleges

  • Reply عبدالله اغا August 10, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Excellent video. Thanks for all that you do!

  • Reply Belinda Schindler August 10, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I really love this tip. What a difference. Such a dramatic effect and so easy! Thank you. Note: I only have a few profiles. I don't have kodak or fuji etc. How did you get so many? How can I get the ones you have /

  • Reply Techno GJ August 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Cool tip 👌

  • Reply NIKO VAL August 10, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for your tips, I'´ve never seen nor used those color profiles before.

  • Reply maliteam August 11, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Can anyone tell me how to find an install these profiles?. I've ony a few of these.

  • Reply Video Upskill August 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Great techniques and easy to follow. Thank you.

  • Reply 刘金良 August 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    You are best! Think you !

  • Reply omni rhythm August 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I figured it out! Unmesh's soothing voice = Fernando Martinez from GTA 😀

  • Reply Petr Šimonik August 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Assign profiles doesn¨t effect to original image. Only if I change foe example curves.

  • Reply Anton TuqO.O Hlusov August 12, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    You are great, bro!

  • Reply Martha Glotzhober August 12, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Great tip!

  • Reply Davy B August 14, 2019 at 3:41 am


  • Reply Clay T. Enos August 14, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Neat Video. When I do this in CC2019, assign profile only shows a handful of options, nothing eve close to the list you show. How do I get all the other profiles?

  • Reply abdelghani BOUDRIBILA August 14, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Hi unmesh 👋🏻, I dont have these profiles as you do
    How i can get them? Please

  • Reply Nasty Munta August 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

    This is the most helpful video ever. I’m always coming back to check on it. You are the best my friend 👍👍

  • Reply Zhao Jun T August 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    can we guys take a moment to appreciate his communication skills in teaching us dummies

  • Reply Bipin Gadani August 18, 2019 at 4:44 am

    bhai hindi video banavo

  • Reply SHEf Doma August 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Thank u so much for ur effort! U r the best! Just I'd like to ask u to show color correction for food photos. If it's possible can u please show it!!!

  • Reply wirig August 19, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Wow! I've watched a few videos and have learned so much. Everything is explained so well. Your presentation is so engaging!

  • Reply ripvanmarlowe September 1, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Very cool trick. Thanks mate!

  • Reply zoubir fatih September 1, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    We want more colorgrading tips bro !

  • Reply pramod moudgalya September 2, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Iam not getting the profiles in my laptop which you are showing what to do I am using latest Photoshop version

  • Reply Advait Sontakke September 2, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I do not have these many profiles to assign. What to do ? I use Mac

  • Reply Jhony Guimarães October 4, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Hello .. Good night

    Somebody help me, please.

    I did the right procedure, but when I save and return to the original document the change was not made. What could be wrong? Is it any photoshop setup that is different? Help me please

  • Reply groot i'm November 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Plz help me…:( After copying background, I convert top layer to smart object . And double click top smart layer, then pop up new copy at different place.
    so I did assign profile at copy layer to e-sRGB , and ctrl+s !!! . but when i went back to smart object it didn't change to e-sRGB …. WHAT I WAS WRONG

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