How to turn a shiny metallic surface into a matte surface?
How do I turn a glossy/shiny surface into a non-shiny or matte surface in Adobe Photoshop?
I have here two images. The first is the image I would like to manipulate. The second image is the look I'm going for (not to replicate everything about it, but I want to achieve the same non-shiny look for the first image).
I'm aware that what I need to do is to dampen the highlights, and lower the contrast, but my attempts at adjusting the highlights via the
Shadows/Highlights... menu and the contrast via the
Brightness/Contrast... menu did not succeed. Adjusting colors by means of
Replace Color... also did not yield success.
What other methods or techniques should I consider?
Applying a gradient map as a clipping mask should achieve something like the effect you're after. This quick gradient map: