A Tutorial on How to Create A Matte Effect in Your Photos
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A Tutorial on How to Create A Matte Effect in Your Photos

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a matte effect in Adobe Photoshop:

Step 1:

Open your photo in Photoshop.

Step 2:

Go to the “Layer” menu and select “New Adjustment Layer.” Choose “Curves” to adjust the brightness and contrast of the image.

Step 3:

Use the Curves tool to adjust the brightness and contrast of the image to your liking. To do this, click on the “Curves” layer in the Layers panel, then click on the “Properties” button. In the Properties panel, you can use the drop-down menu to adjust the brightness and contrast.

Step 4:

Go to the “Layer” menu and select “New Adjustment Layer.” Choose “Hue/Saturation” to adjust the colors of the image.

Step 5:

Use the Hue/Saturation tool to desaturate the colors in the image, making them more muted and giving the photo a matte effect. To do this, click on the “Hue/Saturation” layer in the Layers panel, then click on the “Properties” button. In the Properties panel, you can use the drop-down menu to adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness.

Step 6:

Go to the “Layer” menu and select “New Adjustment Layer.” Choose “Levels” to adjust the tonal range of the image.

Step 7:

Use the Levels tool to adjust the tonal range of the image to your liking. To do this, click on the “Levels” layer in the Layers panel, then click on the “Properties” button. In the Properties panel, you can use the drop-down menu to adjust the tonal range.

Step 8:

Finally, go to the “File” menu and select “Save” to save your changes.

Note: The above instructions are a general guide, and the specific steps may vary depending on the version of Photoshop you are using.

Also, you can experiment with different adjustments, play with the blend mode, opacity, and layer masks to achieve a matte effect that is unique to your photo.

 

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a matte effect in Adobe Lightroom:

Step 1:

Open your photo in Lightroom.

Step 2:

In the Develop module, navigate to the Basic panel.

Step 3:

Adjust the “Exposure” slider to adjust the overall brightness of the image.

Step 4:

Adjust the “Contrast” slider to adjust the overall contrast of the image.

Step 5:

Adjust the “Clarity” slider to add or subtract texture from the image. Lowering the clarity will help to create a softer, more matte-like effect.

Step 6:

Navigate to the “HSL” panel, and adjust the “Saturation” slider to decrease the saturation of the colors in the image, creating a more muted and matte effect.

Step 7:

Navigate to the “Split Toning” panel, and adjust the “Balance” slider to change the overall color cast of the image.

Step 8:

Navigate to the “Presence” panel, you can play with the contrast, texture, and dehaze sliders to achieve a matte effect that is unique to your photo.

Step 9:

Finally, go to the “File” menu and select “Export” to save your changes.

Note: The above instructions are a general guide, and the specific steps may vary depending on the version of Lightroom you are using.

Also, you can experiment with different adjustments, and play with the blend mode, opacity, and layer masks to achieve a matte effect that is unique to your photo.

 

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