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Adjusting hues selectively

From: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

Video: Adjusting hues selectively

So far I've showed you how you can change all of the colors inside of an image using Hue/Saturation. In this exercise I'm going to demonstrate how to change a single range of colors. Specifically the blues in this umbrella, without affecting any of the other colors none of the other portions of the umbrella not the background not her face, not her sweater, without the use of a selection or a layer mask, just Hue/Saturation by itself. I'm working inside this image called Rainbow umbrella.jpg. It comes to us from T.Tulic of the Fotolia Image Library about which you can learn more at Fotolia.com/deke, and I'm going to press Ctrl+Shift+U or Command+Shift+U on the Mac, that keyboard shortcut that I gave you with dekeKeys, and I am going to enter a name for this layer of sweater which may seem strange when we're going to change the blue portion of the umbrella.

Adjusting hues selectively

So far I've showed you how you can change all of the colors inside of an image using Hue/Saturation. In this exercise I'm going to demonstrate how to change a single range of colors. Specifically the blues in this umbrella, without affecting any of the other colors none of the other portions of the umbrella not the background not her face, not her sweater, without the use of a selection or a layer mask, just Hue/Saturation by itself. I'm working inside this image called Rainbow umbrella.jpg. It comes to us from T.Tulic of the Fotolia Image Library about which you can learn more at Fotolia.com/deke, and I'm going to press Ctrl+Shift+U or Command+Shift+U on the Mac, that keyboard shortcut that I gave you with dekeKeys, and I am going to enter a name for this layer of sweater which may seem strange when we're going to change the blue portion of the umbrella.

But we're ultimately going to use it to change this sweater in the next exercise. And I'm actually doing it this way for demonstrational purposes so I just can squeeze in another tip or two. Anyway, click OK for now, and that brings up the Adjustments panel. Now notice this word Master. That tells you that Photoshop is going to change all the colors inside the image by the same amount, the same Hue rotation, the same Saturation increase or decrease and so on. What we want to do is bring up the pop-up menu and choose from one of the predefined color ranges and notice they fall into some familiar camps.

We have the reds, the yellows, the greens, cyans, blues, and magentas. Each of which is a primary color set off from its neighbor by 60 degrees on the big Color Wheel. Now what Photoshop does is it creates an incremental drop-off between these color ranges so that you're more or less assured, not 100%, but you're more or less assured of smooth transitions between a block of modified colors and the colors that are not modified. Anyway, let's go ahead and choose blues for now, and because the Adjustments panel is covering up the blues inside this image I want to move it, and in fact, I'm going to move it over here onto the stack of panels on the right-hand side of the screen.

But I want to keep the panel floating, so I'm going to drag this dark-gray area here and I'm going to move my cursor until I don't see a blue line. Notice right now I've got a blue line above Histogram and below the Color panel. I'm going to drag my cursor up until that blue line goes away and now notice we don't have any blue lines either vertical or horizontal inside of the panels. Now if I drop, I've got a Floating Adjustments Pedal which works out beautifully for me. Now notice, if I change the Hue value I am rotating the blues independently of all the other colors, so the greens up here are staying the same, the reds, the oranges, the yellows, her sweater, her face, the background, everything else is staying the same just these colors are changing.

All right, I'm going to go ahead and rotate these to something that's initially going to look pretty awful. Let's go ahead and take these up into the bright purple range there, so I'll take that value to +100, then let's drop down the Saturation and raise that value a little bit. I'm going to take that to +40, let's say, and it looks terrible at this point as you can see, so this is the difference. I'll click this eyeball so we can hide the layer. Another way to toggle the visibility of the layer here inside Photoshop is to click this eyeball, goes away.

That's what the original blues look like. This is what they look like now with this layer turned on. So in other words we're really hitting this slat, we're not doing much other than messing up this one, and bringing out a bunch of color noise and artifacts and so on, and then this guy is pretty much unscaled. Well, we have control over the color range, this is just the default color range for blues, we can modify it using these little values down here and what they tell us, these little sliders -- what they tell us is where the color modifications starts which is at 195 degrees and then it tapers up to 225 degrees, so in other words the actual start of the effect is 225 degrees then it drops off down to 195, then it continues on to 255 degrees and drops off at 285.

Now what that tells you is not so much, oh yeah. That's right 240 degrees is exactly blue if you remember the Color Wheel. I don't expect you to remember exactly what the numbers are for the various colors however. What I do want to understand is that this indicates a gradual drop off, so everything between 225 and 255 is going to get absolutely modified. Then it's going to drop off one direction at 285, the other to 195, and then everything between 285 cycling back around the Color Wheel to 195 is not going to be touched.

So I'll go ahead and show you what happens if we increase this range. Notice as I drag it over, so that we're including more colors in our modification. I just incorporated the reds and the yellows and her face and her sweater and her hair and so on, parts of the background as well. Don't want to do that so I'm going to drag that guy back here, put it more or less back where it was actually, and then I'm going to expand at the other direction, going to drag this guy over, like so, until we change all three of these slats inside the umbrella.

And then if we want it to we could modify the Lightness value. Now I was telling you Lightness is not an option I use when I'm making global modifications that is when I have this guy set to Master, but it can be useful on a color range by color range basis, and that's how you affect one color range independently of another. Now I'm not saying I've done a great job that far. I just wanted to demonstrate how this works. In the next exercise we're going to take this very bad effect, and we're going to turn it into a really great effect where we change her sweater and nothing else.

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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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  1. 39m 52s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS5 One-on-One
      1m 49s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor
      7m 43s
    3. Installing the DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Remapping Mac OS shortcuts
      7m 37s
    5. Installing the Best Workflow color settings
      4m 31s
    6. The color settings explained
      6m 54s
    7. Loading the CS5 color settings in Bridge
      3m 8s
  2. 53m 36s
    1. There is nothing you can't do
      2m 1s
    2. The power of Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Duplicating a layer
      4m 49s
    4. Liquifying an image
      4m 43s
    5. Adding a layer mask
      5m 54s
    6. Loading an alpha channel
      7m 42s
    7. Selecting with Color Range
      4m 10s
    8. Making a Hue/Saturation layer
      2m 53s
    9. Luminance blending
      7m 21s
    10. Mask density
      5m 9s
    11. Making a knockout layer
      4m 11s
  3. 51m 23s
    1. The best way to work
      41s
    2. Setting General preferences
      5m 33s
    3. Changing the pasteboard color
      5m 41s
    4. File handling, performance, and units
      7m 25s
    5. Touring the Photoshop interface
      11m 5s
    6. Creating and saving a workspace
      7m 21s
    7. Changing settings and updating the workspace
      6m 4s
    8. Resetting the preferences
      7m 33s
  4. 2h 46m
    1. The amazing Adobe Bridge
      1m 17s
    2. Making a new image
      5m 11s
    3. Opening an image
      7m 7s
    4. Opening and closing multiple images
      5m 24s
    5. Opening a problem image
      4m 23s
    6. Adding file information
      8m 37s
    7. Introducing Adobe Bridge
      7m 37s
    8. A whirlwind tour of Bridge
      7m 21s
    9. Adjusting the interface and thumbnails
      8m 18s
    10. Using the full-screen preview
      8m 5s
    11. Rotating images on their sides
      5m 38s
    12. Assigning star ratings and labels
      8m 40s
    13. Filtering thumbnails in the Contents panel
      9m 13s
    14. Moving, copying, and deleting files
      6m 34s
    15. Creating and assigning keywords
      6m 38s
    16. Searches and collections
      7m 3s
    17. Batch-exporting JPEG files
      8m 57s
    18. Batch-renaming
      7m 15s
    19. String substitution and regular expressions
      8m 50s
    20. Grouping images into stacks
      7m 21s
    21. Comparing images in Review mode
      5m 58s
    22. Playing images in a slideshow
      4m 49s
    23. Customizing and saving the workspace
      7m 17s
    24. Using Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5
      8m 36s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. Learning to swim inside an image
      37s
    2. The tabbed-window interface
      5m 19s
    3. Arranging image windows
      4m 26s
    4. Common ways to zoom
      5m 31s
    5. New zoom tricks in Photoshop CS5
      4m 24s
    6. Hidden old-school zoom tricks
      4m 34s
    7. Scrolling and panning images
      4m 8s
    8. Viewing the image at print size
      6m 42s
    9. The Navigator and "bird's-eye" scrolling
      2m 56s
    10. Nudging the screen from the keyboard
      2m 39s
    11. Scroll wheel tricks
      3m 41s
    12. The Rotate View tool
      3m 36s
    13. Cycling between screen modes
      6m 17s
    14. Using the numerical zoom value
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 6m
    1. Imaging fundamentals
      58s
    2. What is image size?
      7m 45s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting an interpolation option
      4m 56s
    5. Upsampling versus "real" pixels
      5m 22s
    6. The penalty of pixels
      5m 35s
    7. Print size and resolution
      7m 26s
    8. Downsampling for print
      6m 39s
    9. Downsampling for email
      7m 28s
    10. Options for upsampling
      8m 13s
    11. Better ways to make a big image
      6m 1s
  7. 44m 43s
    1. Frame wide, crop tight
      1m 2s
    2. Using the Crop tool
      8m 8s
    3. Fixing out-of-canvas wedges
      5m 31s
    4. Crop tool presets
      6m 53s
    5. Previewing the crop angle
      4m 24s
    6. The Crop command
      4m 47s
    7. Straightening with the Ruler tool
      4m 18s
    8. Cropping without clipping
      5m 1s
    9. Perspective cropping
      4m 39s
  8. 1h 41m
    1. Making drab colors look better
      1m 20s
    2. Brightness and contrast
      4m 10s
    3. Adjusting numerical values
      4m 26s
    4. Introducing adjustment layers
      5m 17s
    5. Editing adjustment layers
      2m 51s
    6. Saving adjustment layers
      4m 35s
    7. Adding a quick layer mask
      4m 23s
    8. Introducing the Histogram
      4m 34s
    9. Working with the Histogram panel
      6m 27s
    10. Using Color Balance
      7m 18s
    11. Introducing the Variations command
      4m 51s
    12. Luminance and saturation controls
      3m 54s
    13. Fading a static adjustment
      3m 21s
    14. How hue and saturation work
      4m 28s
    15. Rotating hues and adjusting saturation
      6m 4s
    16. Creating a quick and dirty sepia tone
      4m 42s
    17. Adjusting hues selectively
      5m 32s
    18. The Target Adjustment tool
      4m 24s
    19. Photoshop CS5 Target Adjustment enhancements
      53s
    20. Adjusting the color of clothing
      8m 44s
    21. Enhancing a low-saturation image
      4m 23s
    22. Refining saturation with Vibrance
      5m 1s
  9. 1h 57m
    1. Photoshop versus the real world
      1m 21s
    2. Meet the selection tools
      10m 26s
    3. Marking the center of an image
      4m 9s
    4. Drawing a geometric selection outline
      4m 45s
    5. Blurring a selection outline with Feather
      6m 8s
    6. Copy and paste versus drag and drop
      5m 31s
    7. Creating a graduated selection
      4m 29s
    8. Aligning one image with another
      4m 45s
    9. Accessing the Move tool on the fly
      3m 34s
    10. Invert and Match Colors
      5m 4s
    11. Matching colors selectively
      3m 52s
    12. Feathering and filling a selection
      5m 14s
    13. Dressing up a composition with effects
      5m 34s
    14. The incredible image rotation trick
      2m 18s
    15. The Magic Wand tool
      4m 12s
    16. Tolerance and other options
      7m 7s
    17. Grow, Similar, and Inverse
      5m 39s
    18. Quick selection and the Magnetic Lasso
      7m 27s
    19. Evaluating a selection in Quick Mask
      8m 52s
    20. Saving and loading selections
      6m 14s
    21. Placing an image with a layer mask
      3m 23s
    22. Eliminating edge fringing
      7m 43s
  10. 1h 58m
    1. Brushing to correct
      56s
    2. How brushing works
      4m 52s
    3. Working with spacing
      7m 32s
    4. Changing size and hardness
      7m 45s
    5. The heads-up Color Picker
      7m 17s
    6. Flipping a mirror image
      3m 33s
    7. Setting the source for the History brush
      3m 42s
    8. Brightening details with the Dodge tool
      7m 49s
    9. Darkening details with the Burn tool
      3m 5s
    10. The Sponge tool
      4m 29s
    11. Backing off edits
      8m 4s
    12. Patching eye bags
      8m 57s
    13. Evening out flesh tones
      7m 23s
    14. Smoothing away whiskers
      7m 41s
    15. Reducing shadow noise
      7m 0s
    16. How healing works
      4m 40s
    17. The enhanced Spot Healing brush
      4m 52s
    18. Using the better Healing brush
      4m 23s
    19. Introducing the Clone Source panel
      3m 49s
    20. Cloning from one layer to another
      5m 30s
    21. Working with multiple sources
      4m 44s
  11. 1h 23m
    1. The layered composition
      1m 0s
    2. Making a new background layer
      6m 58s
    3. Working with "big layers"
      6m 24s
    4. Move, Duplicate, and Scale
      4m 11s
    5. Transforming a copy and repeat
      5m 15s
    6. Stacking order and eyedropping a layer
      5m 15s
    7. Adjusting multiple layers at once
      4m 22s
    8. Switching between layers
      4m 56s
    9. Making a digital star field
      5m 9s
    10. Blend mode and clipping mask
      4m 50s
    11. Dragging and dropping from your desktop
      4m 38s
    12. Black + Lens Flare = glow
      6m 16s
    13. Locking transparency
      5m 42s
    14. Adding gradient layers
      8m 12s
    15. Stacking an adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    16. Adding shadow and stroke
      6m 9s
  12. 1h 17m
    1. Outputting from Photoshop and Bridge
      1m 32s
    2. Printing an RGB composite
      5m 31s
    3. Customizing the subjective print file
      3m 15s
    4. Gauging print size
      5m 35s
    5. Scale, position, and page orientation
      5m 6s
    6. Three important printing curiosities
      4m 41s
    7. Introducing the Output options
      5m 34s
    8. Establishing a bleed
      5m 52s
    9. Using the Color Management options
      7m 21s
    10. Generating a PDF contact sheet
      6m 18s
    11. Creating a contact sheet template
      6m 8s
    12. Saving and opening a PDF contact sheet
      4m 18s
    13. Introducing the Web Gallery
      7m 53s
    14. Exporting and editing an HTML site
      3m 58s
    15. The Airtight Photocard site
      4m 56s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Rules of the web
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing web graphics
      6m 59s
    3. A first look at Save for Web
      5m 47s
    4. Scaling a layered image versus a flat one
      7m 30s
    5. Incremental downsampling
      3m 1s
    6. Adding text, bar, and stroke
      4m 24s
    7. Assigning copyright and metadata
      6m 21s
    8. Comparing GIF, JPEG, and PNG
      4m 59s
    9. Determining the perfect JPEG settings
      6m 31s
    10. Saving metadata
      3m 52s
    11. Working with an unprofiled RGB image
      4m 35s
    12. Downsampling graphic art
      4m 49s
    13. Saving a GIF graphic
      6m 1s
    14. Antiquated GIF versus the better PNG
      4m 6s
  14. 1m 37s
    1. Until next time
      1m 37s

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