Do you want to know how to make grass green in Photoshop and create a full, healthy lawn for your real estate photography?

Nothing is more welcoming and inviting than a full, green lawn outside of a home.

A well-manicured, healthy lawn sends the right message about your property and immediately helps increase the curb appeal of any listing.

So, in this post, we’ll show you how to make grass green in Photoshop to enhance your property listing.

How to make grass green in Photoshop
Before: Original Photo
Making green grass in Photoshop by PhotoUp
After: Real Estate Photo Edit by PhotoUp

Of course, not all real estate photos get it right.

Sometimes, you need to take photos in the wrong season when the lawn has dead spots. Or when there hasn’t been a lot of rain and the grass is brown.

While that’s unfortunate, the good news is that there are digital tools available that can adjust the color of your lawn to show the home in the best light.

Let’s show you how to make grass green and create a beautiful lawn in Photoshop next.

Simple Steps to Make a Lawn Green in Photoshop

To get started, you can follow along with this video tutorial or continue reading the text below:

  1. To begin, open the photos you need to work with in Lightroom and make all your preliminary adjustments.
  2. Then, right click on the photo and select ‘Edit in Adobe Photoshop
  3. There are two ways to go for greening the grass; either you choose the Blending Option to Color or the COM method.

Blending to Color

Let’s start with Blending to Color.

1. In Photoshop, duplicate the photo and add a blank new layer.
2. Set the Layers Blending Mode to Color.
3. In the Color Picker, use the eyedropper (I), select the right color to paint on. It should be close to the original. Find the right color by a little bit of trial and error.
4. When you have the right color, it’s time to brush it onto the lawn.
5. Add masking to the color layer to remove the excess color from the layer.
6. Click S to Save.

COM Method

Now, let’s try the COM (Color, Overlay, Multiply) method next.

  1. This time you will need another photo with a lawn you really like.
  2. To start this process, duplicate the background image three times and adjust the lawn size and shape to match your original.
  3. First, adjust the color in one layer using 50-60% opacity.
  4. Next, change its overlay with 40% opacity.
  5. Change the last layer to multiply, and set its opacity to 40%.
  6. In the next step you’ll do the Inverted Masking. Hold down the ALT button and click the Masking button to achieve Inverted Masking.
  7. Use a Pen tool (P), or a Lasso tool (L), trace around the lawn you want to replace.
  8. Make sure to feather your selection (between 0.5% to 1.5%) so that the edges of your masking look smooth. 
  9. Finally, press the DELETE button.

Your lawn should now come out looking green, healthy, and beautiful! 

To better illustrate how much better it looks, here are some before and after examples of lawns that were enhanced using this method:

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Wrapping Up

That’s all it takes to make grass green in your real estate photos and help draw more eyes to your listings.

If you know your way around Photoshop, it’s not that difficult. But if you’re not a photo editing expert, the process may feel overwhelming. 

The good news is that real estate photo editing services, like PhotoUp, are ready to take the editing off your hands.

All you need to do is sign up for a free account, upload the photos that you want to adjust, and our team of experienced editors will do the rest.

Best of all, your photos will be delivered back to you in under 24 hours. 

It’s quick, easy, and affordable and can transform your photos into the best marketing asset for your listings. 

So, try PhotoUp today and see what we can do for you!

We hope this post helped you learn how to make grass green in Photoshop so that you can boost the curb appeal for your real estate photography.

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Devon Higgins


Devon is a business owner, entrepreneur, licensed realtor, and sports enthusiast. Devon graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Marketing and he currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Devon's background in marketing and the deep knowledge of the real estate industry make him an integral part of the PhotoUp team.

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