Today is such a remarkable day in US as U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now considered a fundamental constitutional right guaranteed under the 14th Amendment. Shortly after the news, Facebook has launched Celebrate Pride tool that lets users to blend their images with Pride Flag.

To honor this fundamental constitution right, I am writing a tutorial on creating Facebook Celebrate Pride Effect in Photoshop. This is not a tough tutorial, and will take only 5-10 precious minutes of your lives.

Read my previous tutorial where I discussed about How to Remove Tattoos in Photoshop.

Here’s the image that we’ll achieve after the effect.

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Fig. 1

So let’s begin the tutorial.

Step 1: You Need to Make your Image a Little Worse First

That’s right! First you need to lower down the contrast.

Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Brightness/Contrast. Slide your contrast way down to –50.

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Fig. 2

Still we’re not set. We still need to decrease contrast. So I pressed Ctrl+J/Cmd+J  to duplicate the current Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer.

Please note that the same value may not work for you. You just need to make sure that the contrast in your image is not properly balanced, it needs to under-balanced like Fig. 3.

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Fig. 3

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