Now it’s time to adjust the image so that the colours fit bold and the background fades against the black canvas.
To achieve this, click on the image tab, scroll to adjustments and correct the following effects, in this order:
Curves > Brightness/Contrast > Gradient Map > Posterize > Hue/Saturation
Select this map when adjusting the gradient under "basics". To give your image a softer grayscale tone that will be easy to reference when sketching on your canvas.
Adjust the posterize level to something that will darken the black areas and lighten the whites while blending the background.
Your image should be adjusted well, showing depth and a good tone difference. Let’s sketch it up!