Often overlooked, color post processing effects are usually a quick and easy way of turning a dull photo into a cool piece of art. It is not that there is no work involved. In fact some effects such as cross processing or HDR need some more extra steps than other good looking effects. But beside those, many of these effects are dead simple to achieve and offer a great amount of tweaking possibilities at no extra effort.
Let’s take a look at some popular color post processing effects tutorials for Photoshop that have been around for a while.
20 Color Post Processing Effects Photoshop Tutorials
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