I struggle with the coloring arden so i just wanted to ask how many adjustments are you using for your psd? In general? I don't want to use too much.
hmm it depends! looking at my last several psds, i generally use the following “formula”:
color balance, curves, selective color, gradient maps, levels, vibrance + extra additions based on the gif (such as saturation or channel mixer) = anywhere from 10-12 layers for each set
however, for difficult colorings, like this home party one, i used 20 layers (!!) to get rid of all the blues… it helps if you have a certain image in your mind of how you want the final product to look. personally, i rely on the feelings or mood i want to convey? like for my last yoongi set:
- wanted to create a late night mood but the back lighting was very harsh > increase the levels to remove the light’s glare
- highlight and add some color to his puffy face to make it seem like he just woke up > increase vibrance and decrease selective color in reds
- the air is usually more blue (?) during nighttime > add blues/cyans in color balance to even out the warmth on his skin and cool the air around him
so in the end, don’t be afraid to experiment! the trick is what you’re doing with those layers rather than the amount you have ;u; good luck!