Enhance sunset photos in 10 minutes!

Try this easy way to boost the colour of a lacklustre sunset, using a custom colour gradient to create a scene with added depth

Sunsets are always a popular subject for many photographers, but sometimes the image you end up capturing isn’t as vibrant or amazing as the scene in front of you. Many problems can occur when you point your camera towards the sun – extreme over – and under – exposure and severe lens flare can ruin your shots. The best time to capture a sunset is when the sun is just disappearing over the horizon. With Photoshop’s powerful tools it’s easy to bring colours to life in sunset scenes. Here we’ll use advanced toning techniques in Elements to enhance the existing colours. By creating a customised gradient overlay and pinpointing 3 areas of colour, you can boost the vibrancy of the sky and foreground to create a scene with much greater depth. Watch the video to find out how it’s done.