Thursday, January 13, 2011

PS tutorial: Adding a rainbow

I posted this photo last week for Touch Up Tuesday {on my personal blog}, and promised a tutorial, so, here it is! I thought this was kinda fun and I wanted to share! {I actually saw this on a website a couple years ago, and I can't remember which one. So you'll have to bear with me as I try to take you through this!}

It will seem a lot more complicated then it really is :)

Here is my SOOC shot:
The first thing we need to do, is make sure that we have the right tools available. Follow the steps below to set up your gradient with the rainbow effect!
We will want to create a new layer, this will make it easier to work with the rainbow.
Make sure your new layer is highlighted when you create your rainbow! During this step, you will probably use your "undo" button quite a bit until you get it just right.

Now we're going to create a layer mask.
For this next step, we're going to "blur" our rainbow, so that it looks more realistic.
I after I added the rainbow, I edited the photo just a bit! And Viola!!!

Lovely community members that have tried this tutorial:
- Digital Paradise


  1. I didn't know there were special gradient tools! thanks for sharing.

  2. Now that's pretty cool - I'll have to try that.

  3. humph...that's cool! I would have never known...
    Thanks for the tutorial. I still have soooo much to learn when it comes to photoshop.

  4. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  5. AWESOME. Love this. I never knew how to use those gradient tools, so THANKS FOR THIS! :-)

  6. Thanks so much for this! I just had a go so I know I can do just need a photo that it will actually look good on, lol!

  7. Whoa... you lost me at your sooc... but, I'm going to try to sit down and focus and take it step by step! :)

    Thanks for taking the time to making the steps with pictures!!!!!

  8. I did this tutorial and I think it turned out beautiful. Thanks for making it so easy. :)

  9. Thanks for posting the step by step!
    I had fun trying this out.
    I'll be back to try that tree bark carving, looks cool!
    Thanks again!


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