Ps Foundations: The Inverted Image

Photoshop Foundations:  The Inverted Image!

What if I told you there is a second dimension in your photos that you are not accessing right now?  You’d probably want to know more right?  Especially if I told you that with that 2nd dimension of data you could make some of the most natural adjustments possible.

The knowledge shared in this course will give you access to many techniques that can only be found here!  We will take the concept of Complementary Colors and Color Theory to show you where this new dimension is and how to use it to your advantage.  We will use the inverted image for things like color correction & grading.  We will even look at a sharpening technique that will blow you away using the Hard Mix blend mode of all things!

What you will learn:

  • How to Invert your photos
  • How to color correct and grade with inversions
  • How to boost or reduce saturation with inversions and blend modes
  • How to sharpen and boost contrast with the inversion methods
  • How to access an alternate look with textures and masks
  • How to use the Actions provided

Included in this course:

  • 68 Minutes of formal education and practical application using the Inverted Image in Photoshop©
  • An Actions Package to use after completing the course
  • All of my follow along images

Programs Required:

  • Photoshop© (CC, CS6, CS5).  Not included in the purchase of the course.


Lesson 2 – Inversion Methods

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Inversion Methods   In this lesson, we will discuss the 2 (possibly 3) ways to make an Inversion Layer:   The Pixel based Duplication Method The Adjustment Layer Method

Lesson 3 – Color Grading and Correction

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Standard

The Inverted Color Correction Method In this lesson, we will discuss a very powerful method for Color Correction that gives you access to both the saturation of the color you need to correct your image with and phenomenal natural looking color grades.  This technique is best used on images with very tricky color casts or […]

Lesson 4 – Inverted Saturation Control

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

Boosting and Reducing Saturation with Inversions In this lesson, we will talk about how you can boost or reduce the saturation in your photos using one Adjustment Layer.  With this method, it is as simple as changing the blend mode to achieve the boost or reduction. *This is the same method shown in the Palette […]

Lesson 5 – Inverted Sharpen and Contrast Boost

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

An Insane Amount of Sharpening! In this lesson, we will look at a technique that uses the inverted image to sharpen and/or boost contrast.  With both methods the ideas are similar, but with opposite Fill and Blur settings. For Sharpening:  Fill= ~66  Blur= ~3 Radius For Contrast:   Fill= ~33  Blur= ~150-200 Radius  

Lesson 6 – Inverted Natural Haze

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

A Foggy Effect with Inversion In this lesson, we will discuss how we can make a natural haze or fog effect in our image with the Inverted Image and a High Pass Layer.  Normally we use High Pass for sharpening, but with this method, we will use it to make a glowing hazy effect.

Lesson 7 – Inverted Masks and Textures

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Second Dimension of Masks and Textures Just like all the other techniques we discussed in the first several lessons, Textures and Masks have another world of editing possibilities in them.  Using this technique you can get a different look out of any texture or mask simply by pressing CTRL  + I (CMD + I […]

Lesson 8 – The Inverted Conclusion

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Easy

In the final lesson for Ps Foundations: The Inverted Image we will go over the important information for the course and take a peek at the Actions!  The Actions were included in the extras download on the Lesson 1 Page. Course Review Notes: 1.  Inverted Images are complements of every color in your photo 2.  We […]

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