How to stylize your photos in Photoshop with color overlays
4.2 (120 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,206 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add How to stylize your photos in Photoshop with color overlays to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

How to stylize your photos in Photoshop with color overlays

Bring individual touch to your digital art with this Photoshop skills. Make your work stand out.
4.2 (120 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,206 students enrolled
Created by Vladimir Chopine
Last updated 3/2017
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn new skill to get new clients and keep existing.
  • Create unique look for their digital work
  • Understand principals and techniques color overlays in Photoshop
  • How to add personal touch in digital photo to invoke emotional respond from viewer
View Curriculum
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop principles
  • Some knowledge of layers concept in Photoshop
  • Basic color design principals

Take your professional or personal photography skill to the next level with this creative techniques.

Add color overlays to your photos in Photoshop and create unique, personalized look, that will stand you out of crowd.

The structure of this course is based on several years of experience in teaching online students. For only a one time fee you can get a Lifetime access to this growing course and its digital assets.

Learn new skills in Photoshop, by understanding principles of  complementary colors and how they interact together to bring emotional response from viewer.

I recommend you follow the designated order of the sections and tutorials, but don't feel locked into it. Please just be sure to view the “Introduction” before you proceed to the course.

Free support files to follow along in the lectures, or you can use your own. Plus additional download with resources and support files.

This course included hands on projects in end of the course, be sure to do them. It would help you secure knowledge with practice. Don’t feel locked to provided images, you can always use your own.

This course help you with existing projects and it also help you to get new clients with your growing photoshop skills.

Let my work speak for itself. Check my bio on this page. As well visit my creative web pages for examples of digital compositions, that you can make after taking this course.

Introduction section:

We will be answering questions :

  • What is color overlay.

  • What type of color overlays.

  • When best to use them.

  • How do they work.

Creative colors:

We will look at how to select matching colors.

Why some colors works better together.

Looking on different type of color wheels and selection pattern


Using gradient overlays to stylize photo

Using curves as stylizing tool


Additional online and downloadable assets that will help you in future works.

What are the requirements?

  • Mac or PC with Adobe Photoshop (CC preferable) installed.

  • Access to the digital assets of this course. Download them here.

  • Some knowledge of Photoshop principles.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understanding of color matching concept

  • Understanding of color overlay modes

  • Gain an knowledge on how to color stylize photos in Photoshop

  • How to create personal looks for your photos.

  • How to use gradient overlays

  • How to use color curves

What is the target audience?

  • Digital artist who want improve their skill in Photoshop

  • Photographers with a creative soul

  • Artists who want take the next step in becoming professional

  • Artists looking to add individual style to their work

  • Hobbyists or professionals looking for their next creative challenge and personal growth
Who is the target audience?
  • Enthusiast and professional digital artists
  • Digital photographers
  • Professional digital artists
  • Creative soul seeking future improvements
  • Professional photographers
  • Digital media contributors
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
2 Lectures 03:04

Introduction video, what this course about. What will you learn and how it will help you.


Resource usage rights
Color overlays
4 Lectures 18:51

Using gradient fill as adjustment layer to change photo tone.

How to use gradient fill

Adding color map adjustment layer for color overlay

How to use gradient map

Using curves as adjustment layer for color overlays

How to use curves with color overlay

Setup color gradient in layer style.

Using Color fill with in layer styles
Creative colors
2 Lectures 09:14

How to use swatches in Photoshop

Selecting colors with swatches

Basic color theory . Adobe color wheel.

Using color wheel for selecting colors
Mixed overlays
3 Lectures 11:34

Compare different type of color overlays

Color fill, Gradient fill and Gradient map

Different overlay modes, how to use them.

Overlay modes, comparing

Masking with adjustment layers
Practices make it better
5 Lectures 31:28

Lets have short quiz to help remember basic principals 

How color overlays work in Photoshop
3 questions

Hands on projects. Using gradient colors to add visual impact.

Project: gradient colors overlay

Creating vintage look with color mapping adjustment layer.

Project: color mapping overlay

Stylizing photo with adjustment layers color curves

Project: using color curves with photo

Creating painting look with color maps and adjustment curves

Project: mixing color overlays and curves

Using mixed overlays, curves and mask to creating visual impact photo

Project: Oregon coast, coloring with masks
Additional resources
1 Lecture 03:28

Where to find more tools? Where to find more information?

Additional resources
About the Instructor
Vladimir Chopine
4.3 Average rating
155 Reviews
6,398 Students
2 Courses
Digital Artists

Vladimir Chopine

Certified trainer, Published and award winning digital artist and photographer.

Adobe Users Group leader of my area.

Hi, I am Vladimir Chopine, owner of Geekatplay Studio, who has provided training for many years to professional digital artists all over world. I currently have over 3000+ individual video tutorials and printed tutorials, as well as published books and magazine articles.

My digital art speaks for itself with unique compositing techniques and photography style.

I began as an artist over 35 years ago as a traditional cartoon animator and camera man. Later, I acquired multiple degrees equivalent to a Masters, in Computer science, Marketing and other areas. I have received multiple awards for computer animations, digital art, matte paintings, and photography and have been published in many magazines and books. I even published my own book about creating your own 3D environments with Vue.

I’ve created hundreds of commercial digital compositions, and during all those years I’ve developed and polished various techniques in Photoshop and have hosted multiple workshops and live classes. I am happy to share my knowledge on my web site and my youtube channel,  

and now bring this popular teaching style and my skills and experience with students to Udemy!

I hope that these skills help you discover new creative outlets, to grow at your work, find new clients, and sell your art for more money.

Start learning now!

See you in the course!