How to Use a Selective Color Adjustment to Improve the Tones in Your Photos

There are numerous ways to edit the colors and tones of your images in Photoshop, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. This great video will show you a lesser-known technique that can help you achieve vivid, saturated images that still look natural by using a combination of selective color adjustment layers in Photoshop. 

Coming to you from Blake Rudis of f64 Academy, this interesting video will show you how you can use a selective color adjustment layer to adjust the toning of an image in Photoshop, along with its usual usage for color. Of course, you likely think of selective color adjustment layers as being used for affecting well, color, but here, Rudis uses them for not only that, but also for the targeting certain hues and adjusting their toning. As he discusses, what is particularly neat about this method is that Photoshop has a built-in governor of sorts: by setting the selective color adjustment to "relative," Photoshop will only use the amount of information already contained in the photo, thereby limiting how far you can push the adjustments and preventing you from making anything overly garish. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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