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Photo Contest: Color Images in Photoshop

Category: Contest, Video
Dec 31

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This Week’s Photo Contest

The photo contest theme for this week is “Color your images in post” meaning we want to see your images that have been colored using Photoshop, Lightroom or any other program.

You can add colors to the shadows and highlights of an image to help bring out a certain tone or mood. You can also completely change the color of a certain object in your photo to help it contrast well with the rest of the image!

Last Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Ruben, Niklas and Erik for winning our contest on low angle. Contact us to choose your free Phlearn PRO.

Ruben Chase
Niklas Anderson

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Contest Guidelines:

How to Enter
Simply add your image to a comment below. Please only submit one image each week. You're submitting images to be edited, so don't do too much Photoshop beforehand. We want to teach not just how, but why edits are being made.

How to Win
The person who best exemplifies the contest theme will be the winner. If two entries are close, the amount of likes, comments, and a great description will be the deciding factor. Winners are chosen by the Phlearn team.

By submitting images, you give Phlearn LLC the right to digitally alter your image and display on, and use your image and any resulting derivatives to promote We reserve the right to change the rules whenever we want.

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  • Valentina Calà

    Here it’s mine. “Make a wish for 2013″! :-)

  • David Velez

    i changed the colours of the grass and the flowers on the trees

  • Anabel Ellis

    on the shore of St. Thomas. I changed skin tone, the color of the dress and added tones to the sky.

  • Robert Baggs

    I just made this image colder tones as that’s what the direction the grass and stone were already going.

  • David Velez

    i changed the colours of the grass and the flowers on the trees

  • Annie Torrence

    I changed the color of the dress, altered the skin tone and added color tone to the sky and waters ;) Best of luck to everyone. Thank you!

  • Annie Torrence

    you did a masterful job! kudos!

  • Annie Torrence

    great work!

  • Annie Torrence

    I’m sorry… clarification question: are all of Phlearn’s contests now submitted for Phlearn post production?

  • Asier Aristregui

    It’s awesome Georgia! :)

  • Mark Harless


  • Guest

    Hello! This is a candid portrait. Didn’t have time to ask her, so I shot just because of the colours in the scene.

  • Fernando Lobos

    Hello!! This is a candid portrait. Didn’t have time to ask her, so I shot just because of the colours in the scene.

  • Ian Mears

    Here’s my one given a bit of a vintage feel in Lightroom.

  • Maryanne Gobble

    This scene had a lot of conflicting blah colors so I Photoshopped it to create uniform warm fall look. Self portrait.

  • Gary Alves

    Colored using Photoshop CS6, finished off in Lightroom 4.

  • Guest

    Made this when I was home over the holidays.

  • Tomasz Dudrak

    The old times…

  • Mathieu Guerin

    Here is my image.It been edited with photoshop.I changed the color of the squirt to match the make up.

  • Leathy

    I took this in the pool and changed the color of the water.

  • Guest

    Here is an image of my friend & I. I shot these for a vintage wedding fayre and thought sepia fitted quite well. I had trouble with blending/hiding things in the background however :(

  • kevin solis

    This is a photo i edited in photoshop. I changed the colour of the sky and shadows to create a contrast with the red of the flowers. I wanted to keep it simple.

  • Jaide Baines

    I changed the colours on my image in photoshop to try and create a vintage effect as i thought my subject was dressed appropriately x

  • Bart Vandeperre

    And here we have a before and after from a recent car shoot I did.
    I know it isn’t 100% sharp, but despite this, I’m still quite pleased with the outcome.

    Tried to give it a more sinister, darker feel to it.

  • Justin Lister


  • Derek Eng

    Can’t seem to upload it directly onto the website. The original was whit daylight, but I thought that giving it a blue hue with some curves adjustments gives it a more dramatic feel :P

  • Rachel Whitehead Massengale

    my image edited with photoshop

  • Roberto Galvan.

    Here’s mine. I colored her lips, eyes, hair, nails, skin… almost everything haha. Let me now if you want to see the original image.

  • Roberto Galvan.

    Here’s mine:

    I colored her lips, eyes, hair, nails, skin… almost everything haha. Let me now if you want to see the original image.

  • Jason Mullins

    Great work.

  • Philippe Maurice

    i basically colored the leafs the wood added the cat above the model & drew the branch she sat on it :D

  • Reem
  • Robert Baggs

    I wanted to match the coldness of the grass and the stone bridge for the background and so I removed the slightly more orangey/red tones and cooled it down to match the foreground and give it a crisp, wintery feel.

  • Pelle Bergkvist

    I call it The Captain

  • Bryan Young

    I’ve never posted my work in any kind of contest, so this is new for me. Why not? The original one is the orange one, and the edited one is the blue one.

  • Bryan Young

    So beautiful! The tones in the final one make it look like a true fashion editorial. Girl, do your thang.

  • Tim Schapker

    In order to get the color I wanted, I started with a grayscale image and completely colored the photo.

    The Good Wife

  • viki reed

    I started to get brain lock trying to figure out which shot to upload. I surrender because I have to stop thinking about it!

  • Drew Thorsen

    Just masked up some b/w for my first entry ever. I was thinking Lady Winter for this one.

  • Josue Casillas

    This is a picture that I took to practice with my new 85mm I loved the shot but as I was seeing and learning from the rise of the humboldt I decided to use some of that to change the mood of the picture and enhance it what do you think ?

  • Drew Thorsen

    This is awesome! I really like the edit too

  • Mohammed Ismail

    My first entry on Phlearn :)

  • Guest
  • joe mrava
  • Guest

    Before and after

  • Иосиф Юрлов

    Like this type of toning

  • Waseef Akhtar

    cool photos in here. happy belated new year and christmas and holidays and everything you’ve been celebrating from the past few days, guys! haha

    here’s my image btw, totally colored in PS.. you can see the SOOC shot here –

  • Prizzo

    Awesome job! Great colors and location! Hi from Mexico!

  • Guest

    My Image

  • Tracy

    My Image

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