So let’s move on to the next. So let’s pick the picture. This won’t work if we go down to our adjustments and down to match colour, and I’ll explain why. This is what will happen if we go through all the previous processes again.

Now that it is choosing the blues, things are going to become strange. It’s picking every colour from the ground and the sky to get a sort of average colour, and that’s simply not going to work.

So, in step 1, we’re going to select the area around here where we have this colour using the Marquee Tool.

That is one approach you may take.
Or, if you want to be even more precise, you should seek for an area that would typically be neutral grey, such as this structure, and then simply make a decision in the vicinity.

Look for something that should be grey and is plainly being exposed to sunlight; avoid finding something in the shadow because the colour won’t show up.

STEP 2: Select “Adjustments” and “Match Colour.”

Choose the same document to use as the source and the background picture for the Layer. Set up everything as you did before.

It initially appears like nothing is happening. When applying it, select “Ignore Selection..”

Observe how strange it appears now.

Turn off “Use Selection in target.” in step three. Now that colour is being applied to our source, which is our person, everything is going well so far.


Now, we want to turn our Fade down


And now we play around with that Luminance, so let’s take that luminance down to about where we want to match it.

Step 6: Let’s experiment with the colour intensity. As you can see, things are beginning to look much better.

Okay, as you can see, this has been applied, and we will now click OK.

STEP 7 There is one more step left for us to complete.

We need to introduce some contrast. We’re going to apply a Curves Adjustment, so navigate to the Adjustment Layers section.

Now, I only want to affect the layer underneath. I don’t want to affect all of the layers, so  by clicking that little box, it’s only going to affect the layer directly underneath, which is our lady.

This creates a clipping group for our adjustments.

STEP 8: In the Curves, we will select Shadows and lower it to more closely resemble it. In addition, we’re going to increase the highlights (Slight S-Curve) by moving them up. And this image’s contrast is being increased.

Additionally, you can always change the opacity of the curves to give them just the amount you desire if you think there are too many of them. Okay, gentlemen, there you have it. When compositing between the foregrounds and backgrounds, it is how to match the colours.

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