Gradient Callas

These callas were so beautiful… one of my favorite flowers though it is hard to pick a favorite.  I love the graceful lines of these two and arranged them to show off their profiles.

The original background was a plain green wall… a plain background is really important for this next step.

Add a new layer, then go to the Gradient tool in Photoshop and pick a nice blend of colors, or design your own color stops.  Generally I like the linear gradient for this effect (first one on the left).  Pull your cursor at a diagonal on the blank layer… and voila… well actually not yet.. all you will see is the gradient.

Lower the opacity of that layer to around 50% for starters and go through your blend modes… usually Multiply, Overlay and Soft Light are the best options. Depending on the colors in your image… and the colors in the gradient.. you will get different blends.

Have fun!

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2 thoughts on “Gradient Callas

  1. Susan, the flowers have an elegant flow. I was working on a landscape image that had 50% sky and used your use of the gradient layer suggestion to adjust the color in the sky.
    It worked like a charm. Thanks Paul

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