Topics:   |   Free Tutorials   |   Photoshop   |   Styling   |   Coloring

How To Fix Common Sunset Problems In Photoshop

  • Easy
  • 15
  • Add to

Shooting in during sunset or sunrise can pose particular problems regarding Color.

But, there are two ways to help fix this in camera. One is to make sure your white balance isn’t set to auto – you’ll lose the warm tones and get a blueish image. Not very fitting for a sunset. Another way to improve your Color is to gel your strobes, if you’re using them. Most strobes are daylight balanced, but this can be thrown off when the sun is closer to the horizon and creating a warmer Light. By adding an orange gel to your light, you’ll solve any problems of mismatched Light temperature.

Warming Up A Sunset In Photoshop

Thankfully we have Photoshop to Color Correct images as well. By using a combination of many Curves Adjustment Layers, we can add realistic Colors to our photo while also bringing in more detail to certain parts of the image. This creates a final image that looks like it was actually taken during sunset hours.

Photo taken by Scott Eide. Want to see your image edited on Phlearn? Enter our latest contest!

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn Inspirations on Instagram.

30% Off SALE

Save 30% on all individual purchases & subscriptions now through March 22nd.
Shop the Sale!


How to Master Blending Modes in Photoshop
In this tutorial, we break down all 27 blending modes that Photoshop offers, providing in-depth explanations and practical examples that are bound to help you get your creative work done faster and with impressive results.
Join us as we equip you with everything you need to know about shooting and editing in monochrome.
With over 4 hours of step-by-step instruction, we cover the tools and methodology required to make any color change appear realistic and natural.
While it may seem like magic, the ability to make anything disappear in Photoshop isn’t a trick – it’s a skill that anyone can learn.
Photoshop Compositing
In this tutorial, we cover several tools and techniques that, when combined, will allow you to create perfect masks of anything from the precision curves of designer products to the messy detail of a head of hair.

Watch hundreds of PRO Tutorials and download Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions and more.
Learn More


There are no reviews yet.