Today, we’re scaling up by combining graphics with portraiture. We’re going to show you how to make an exact color match and use artificial intelligence to scaling up those graphics practically so they match perfectly.
- Key Steps Included in This Article:
- Scaling Up Imagery with Super Photoshop Zoom
- Scaling Up Color Matching with Gradient Map Photoshop
- Scaling Up Image Transformation
Key Steps Included in This Article:
- Utilizing Super Photoshop zoom instrument to broaden designs without losing quality
- Putting the scaling up realism behind the subject in the picture
- Refining the subject determination utilizing select and mask
- Removing the subject of the foundation utilizing a layered mask
- Making custom inclination guide to coordinate the shades of designs with the subject
- Changing the inclination sliders for wanted impact and coordination
- Settling the arrangement and editing the picture
Now as an object, we are taking a random graphic, and I want to put it behind the subject’s head. But it’s too small. I want more of these, like, actual graphs to like be the entire size of this image. If you just had control or command T try scaling up. You’re going to see you lose a lot of resolution. You observe that they do not looks good at all.
Scaling Up Imagery with Super Photoshop Zoom
Adobe actually has a brand new tool called Super Photoshop Zoom. This uses artificial intelligence to get there. Just simply go to filter boom down to neural filters. Then go over to where it says super Photoshop zoom. Make sure it’s turned on. Then where it’s a Photoshop zoom image right now says one X just hit as many times as you can for scaling up. It’s going to be four X.
So this is going to be four times the original image. It takes a second to process, but when it’s done, just output this as a new document and it uses artificial intelligence to fill in gaps of information. It’s incredibly cool for scaling up. It’s done processing.
Scaling Up Graphics: Blending, Sizing, and Placements
Now you need to use the output to a new document and hit. The new document you can see is much, much bigger. If you click on it and drag it into the document of the subject, You need to change the blending mode to something like a screen for scaling up. You see what we’re doing. This is much better. Let’s make this full-screen & see what this looks like.
Just we need to make it a little bit larger. Controller command T, You want those graphics to be behind my subject. Now we’re going to use the graphic to start with for scaling up. If you want behind the subject, then you have a few ways to do it. You can put a layer mask Photoshop feature on the layer section or cut the subject out of the background and put the graphic behind the subject. That’s what you need to do.
So let’s go ahead and take our graphic layer. We’re going to click and drag that right below our subject so we can’t really see it. But then I’m going to click on my subject for scaling up. We’re going to go to select and then down to select subject.
Perfecting Subject Selection and Background Removal
Now the subject is selected. You can see it’s not exactly perfect. Oftentimes when you use a select subject, you want to go in and refine it a little bit. So go to select and then down them to select and mask for scaling up. Then go ahead and Photoshop zoom in there, just a couple of areas where it kind of missed. Now go ahead and use the brush.
We want to make sure you include that area right over the edges on the guy’s hand. We want to make sure it are not affected and looks bad. Maybe some things with the fingers.
If you will, alt or option, you can minus it out, like if it doesn’t do it perfectly. You can actually just like, simply brush it in. If you need to. Boop. That looks pretty good for scaling up.
Let’s go ahead and hold alt or option to minus that area out. Then plus right there. You’re just kind of like, fixing up the subject selection and I think after that they looks really good. Let’s go ahead and hit. Okay. Now the subject is selected pretty well. We’re going to cut him out of the background using a layer mask Photoshop feature.
You can see your selection is active. Simply click on your layer and click on our layer mask Photoshop icon. Now you can see. Your subject looks really good. We’ve got the graphic right behind the subject. All good for scaling up you image.
Scaling Up Color Matching with Gradient Map Photoshop
You need to want the colors of the graphics to actually match the colors of the subject. Like the blue when the yellow and you need to want some black in there sort of recolor your graphic, You need to use a gradient map Photoshop for scaling up.
So let’s go ahead and click on our layer. Go to layer down to the new adjustment layer and right down to where it says gradient map Photoshop and hit. Okay.
Now with your gradient map Photoshop, you can click and there are actually a ton of gradient map Photoshop that are built. Click through those, you can kind of get an idea of how they affect your image. Like basically for scaling up, let’s click on one on the left-hand side in today’s example of our practical.
This is going to be the dark areas of your image. The right-hand side, is going to be the light areas of your image for scaling up. You can also see your click-through these, they will affect your image in different ways for scaling up.
Scaling Up Custom Gradient Color Creation
Now I really want to suggest is to be create your own custom gradient-based integration on the colors of your original image for scaling up. So let’s know how we do that for scaling up.
Let’s go back to your layers. You just want to make sure to select the gradient map Photoshop itself. So this will be default with the white bounding box around the mask. But for a custom gradient or gradient map Photoshop, always be sure to select the gradient mask itself.
Let’s go ahead and double-click that. So now you have your gradient editor and you need to change this to whatever I want to suggest for scaling up.
So in our photo, on the very left, you’re just going to click on this little square. Okay. Remember, the left side is your darks. The right side is your lights. So the left side, You just want to click where it says color. We’re going to click there and use the eyedropper Boom to just select basically like black from the Image. They look pretty good for scaling up.
Scaling Up Color Adjustment: Click, Sample, Enhance
Now, in the middle, all you have to do is click anywhere along the slider. Just click right there and you can see it adds another point. Then go to where it says color. Let’s go ahead and click there. Just sample your main color, now we have a nice blue color from our subject. Pretty cool for scaling up.
Let’s go ahead and click. Add another one and go to color at a nice light blue color from our subject. And then this. Go all the way there on the right, In our photo this kind of purply color. Let’s move it over to the left, and click the words as color and we’re going to sample the yellow color. Now add one more. Basically the same yellow color. Just a little bit lighter. Pretty cool for scaling up.
Scaling Up Image Transformation
Hope you can see your photo looks really good after applying our guide. It really depends on where these little paint buckets are like the icons. It depends on where they are in. In the sliders section, If you move it over the right-hand side. It changes the look or effect completely of your image for scaling up. Like if you make the black area over the right a little bit, your background is now completely black.
Okay. So it really depends on where these are at. At this point I want my background to be pretty black, and pretty dark. That’s looking really good for scaling up. And I can kind of move those around. And as you move them around, it really changes. Like where the light and dark points enter and exit for the image.
I think that your photo looks really, really good. We’ll just bring this little bit more to the right. That’s looking cool for scaling up. And it depends on what graphic we want to use. Of course, you can change this at any time.
Optimizing Images with Gradient Map Photoshop
Now all you have to do is just press or double-click right on the gradient map Photoshop section. Again, I want to say that do this one more time because it’s really important for scaling up. If you select the mask and try to change your gradient for scaling up, it just shows up as white. So you need to make sure that the gradient effect itself is actually selected when you go to your gradient map Photoshop editor section.
All right. Now we’re looking really cool. Check this out. You can move it around and it’s showing up right behind your subject. Looks cool. Now again, You need to do this to the entire image for scaling up, no matter where you put it.
It’s going to look really cool. Like the yellow from the background. You need to turn it off or on at any time you want but this is important for scaling up. Let’s see what it looks like before and after our efforts for scaling up.
Perfect Graphic Color Matching in Photoshop
So if you have a graphic that you want to integrate with your subject, it’s cool, but the colors aren’t exactly right. This is a really great way to make everything match really, really well. Now, I hope it looks like it’s integrated into one and the colors match perfectly to get better scaling up results. Now, if you want to, like, let’s say in this exact example, like, let’s say I still have some of this graphic right down there.
All you have to do is make a layer right above that. You can be for the brush tool and whole alt or option and just sample the color and just kind of paint that away. Look at your that effect. I mean, hit see for the crop tool Photoshop feature. With the crop tool Photoshop it in just a little bit for scaling up.
Let’s do it for fullscreen. Here’s our original photo and our scaling up graphic completely re-colored to match our photo.