Photoshop's Cooling Filters

As mentioned in my previous blog posts, a nice effect for glamour images of the boudoir genre is to cool the image with bluish hues. This gives the image the look of cool dusk or dawn light streaming through a window. Here is a finished image of model Andrelica with no such filter applied:

No cooling filter applied.

No cooling filter applied.

What follows are four examples of this same image with each of Photoshop's cooling filters: Deep Blue, Cooling (80), Cooling (LBB) and Cooling (82). The density setting on each was set to 80%, and the filter left at its default color for easy comparison. The filters are found in the Adjustments Panel under Photo Filter.

Deep Blue.

Deep Blue.

Cooling (80).

Cooling (80).

Cooling (LBB).

Cooling (LBB).

Cooling (82).

Cooling (82).

The Deep Blue is relatively neutral. Cooling (80) gives a wonderful bluish appearance, reminiscent of the time after sunset but just before nightfall. The Cooling (LBB) filter is much warmer, rendering the look or dawn or sunset. Cooling (82) has a somewhat aqua cast that is very unusual.