This effect makes the photo cooler, with a blue feeling. Make sure you don’t use a photo with a lot of blue, use more contrasting colors. Again, make sure you use Adjustment Layers, so that you can apply the effect fast and easy on more photo’s.
Step 1: Levels.
Set the levels like this:
Step 2: Color Balance.
Set the Color Balance to this:
- Shadows: Cyan-Red: -25, Yellow-Blue: + 23
- Highlights: Cyan-Red: + 16, Yellow-Blue: -16
Step 3: Color Fill.
Use the color: #2284dc (C 78, M 43, Y 0, K 0) = Bright blue.
- Set the Blending Mode to Soft light
- Set the Opacity to around 80%