Aug 27, 2013

Use Hue & Saturation to Bring New Life to a Photo

Out With the Old, In With the Hue

A great way to add some whimsy into your photos is to alter the hue of a common object. In this episode we turn the leaves of a tree magenta then bring in a complimentary color for contrast. While the final result has little resemblance of reality, it does create a certain type of art and interest.

In this episode we cover:

  • Hue & Saturation – There are many different ways to use the Hue & Saturation adjustment layer to alter your images. In this episode we cover a few different features of this amazing tool and show you how to transform your image in the process.

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    Karl Shreeves

    Nice tutorial. Viewers may be interested in the color wheel built into Photoshop. It is a preference, so in preferences selection General, then choose HUD Wheel from HUD Color Picker. You’ll probably find the medium sized one about right. To use it, choose a color with Color Picker or sample in Paint Brush, etc. Hold Control-Option-Command together and left click, and the HUD Color Wheel pops up with the color chooser in the center and your foreground swatch color selected. Once active, you can release the keys as long as you hold the left click; go straight across (180ยบ) to choose the direct complementary, then come into the center to choose your saturation and intensity. Comes in way handy because I can never figure out where I left my printed color wheel.

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    Really useful, thanks Aaron.
    Here’s my attempt, different colours but using the same method.

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    Never really understood how to use the sliders at the bottom of Hue/Sat before this. Thanks Aaron!