You know how I love my black and white! There is, however, a whole world of color out there and Photoshop gives us some great tools to tame it, including the Selective Color adjustment layer.

As I reach for my own artistic vision, I’m working with color a bit more often. Color is rich with symbolism and psychological power and tapping into that can bring a whole new dimension to your work. What that means for me is that I’m likely to manipulate it to suit my artistic purpose.

When I’m making a piece of color work, I’m reaching for color combinations that carry a powerful message all their own. An image with a blue tone has a completely different mood and impact than one with a red tone. When I add this to the color and light distortions I get with my modified soft focus lenses, I’m literally looking into another reality.

The word “Imaginal” means that we are aware of other “realities not currently present”. These realities exist around us all the time, even though we can’t see them with the naked eye. Think of long exposure photography and you’ll know what I mean. We live in a time when have the tools to open those doors to us. Learn how to use them and then leverage them to bring your own vision into the world!

For more on this, check out the video below.

For the first video in this series on the Free Transform tool, click here.

For the second video in the series of the Curves tool, click here.

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