On this video tutorial, Aaron Nace from Phlearn demonstrates how to add a warm glow look to your images using Photoshop.
Nace starts by creating a specific gradient and save it and begin with a black and white to start with adding it to the side of the image (like a light source coming from the side – in this case, the sun). The next step will be to create a gradient map which allows you to mix several colors (in this case we will add in yellow, orange and reds).
The final step – which is super simple but really cool is to use a blend layer between the original B&W gradient we made and the color gradient map with the orange, red and yellow colors that we made next. The last step – when everything comes together is where you need to right click on the gradient map and choose to create a clipping mask – and there you have it – super cool.
If you want a deeper look at gradient maps – check out this video on “How to Color Tone Using Gradient Maps” also by Nace.