Published on January 31, 2024

Match colors

In this blog I’ll show you a simple method to match the colors of two photos in Adobe Photoshop.

Rather watch the video with instructions? Click here to open the tutorial or scroll down to the end of this page.

You can download the photos I used here:

Step 1: Select photos

First open the photo you want to edit. In my case that’s the portrait.

Then navigate to ‘File > Place Embedded‘. Select the photo you want to match the colors with (I’m using the photo of the bicycle for that).

Make this photo smaller and place it in the corner, so you can also see the other photo.

Place embedded

Step 2: Match colors

Select the background layer. Then navigate to ‘Image > Adjustments > Match color‘.

  • Source = this file
  • Layer = the new layer

Then adjust the Luminance, Color Intensity and Fade until you’re happy with the way it looks. You can also select ‘Neutralize’ if you want to neutralize color casts.

Tip: If you turn ‘preview’ off and back on, you can see the difference between the original and the edited photo.

Match color

We don’t need the photo we added anymore. You can make this layer invisible by clicking on the eye icon.

And that’s how you match the colors of two photos in Adobe Photoshop!

Match colors

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