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Colorizing with Hue/Saturation adjustments

From: Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

Video: Colorizing with Hue/Saturation adjustments

There are lots of ways to manipulate color in Photoshop to make some interesting creative effects with your images. One of those is to use the Colorized feature in the Hue/Saturation adjustment panel. To show you that I'm going to add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to this image by going up to the Adjustment panel and clicking the Hue/Saturation icon, then I'm going to go to the Adjustment panel and there I'm going to click the Colorized check box. When I do that the colors in the image changed to the monotone, all different tones of the same Hue.

Colorizing with Hue/Saturation adjustments

There are lots of ways to manipulate color in Photoshop to make some interesting creative effects with your images. One of those is to use the Colorized feature in the Hue/Saturation adjustment panel. To show you that I'm going to add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to this image by going up to the Adjustment panel and clicking the Hue/Saturation icon, then I'm going to go to the Adjustment panel and there I'm going to click the Colorized check box. When I do that the colors in the image changed to the monotone, all different tones of the same Hue.

I can adjust this effect by going to the Hue slider and dragging it perhaps over to the blues or to the cyans or down into the orange range to create a sepia tone. I can also adjust the saturation of the effect by moving the Saturation slider, making it a little more saturated or less saturated. I actually like to keep the saturation down when I'm colorizing, I think it creates a more realistic effect. So I'll leave it there. I could stop here, but that's not all that I can do. I can bring back some of the color into this image, to make this look like an old fashioned sepia toned and hand painted photograph. To do that I'm going to use the layer mask here on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

I'll make sure that the mask is selected, and if it's not, I'll click its thumbnail right here. Then I'm going to go over to the Toolbox and I'm going to select my Brush tool. I'll make sure that my foreground color is set to black, if it's not I'll just press the D-key and then the X-key on my keyboard, and then I'm going to come into the image and start painting on top of this horse. And wherever I paint, I'm masking away the sepia toning and bringing back the original color on the Background layer in the Layers panel.

When I'm all done painting on this mask, the image will look something like this. The horse and front will be in color and the rest of the image will retain the sepia tone that I created using the Colorized check box in the Hue/Saturation Adjustment panel. Now I can go in to the Masks panel and reduce the Density of this mask, to bring back a little of the sepia toning in the colored areas. The Masks panel is here in the Adjustments and Masks panel group. If your Masks panel isn't open, you can go up to the Window menu and down to the Masks to open it. I'll click on the Masks panel tab, and here in the Masks panel I'm going to lower the Density of the mask on the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

First I'll make sure that that mask is still selected as it is and then I'll go to that Density slider, and I'm going to drag it to the left. I'll lower it to about say 60%, and to show you the result of that change, I'm going to hold down the Option key on my Mac or the Alt key on a PC, as I click on the Hue/Saturation layer mask thumbnail. You can see that this is the area that I painted with black, and I have lowered its density, so that it's gray instead of black. So it's letting some of that sepia toning back and mixing with the color. I'll Option or Alt-click again, on that layer mask thumbnail, to go back to the full view of my image. So that's one way that you can take an ordinary image like this one, and change it into something that you might call a piece of art, like this one.

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Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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  1. 5m 39s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
    3. Setting up a workspace
      3m 22s
  2. 21m 2s
    1. Creating and editing adjustment layers
      6m 38s
    2. Adjustment layers vs. direct adjustments
      6m 9s
    3. Using the new Adjustments panel
      5m 38s
    4. Reusing adjustment layers
      2m 37s
  3. 39m 57s
    1. Clipping adjustment layers
      4m 36s
    2. Including adjustment layers in a layer group
      3m 13s
    3. Including adjustment layers in a Smart Object
      7m 29s
    4. Using the adjustment layer mask
      5m 43s
    5. Using selections with adjustment layers
      4m 19s
    6. Using the Masks panel with adjustment layers
      8m 30s
    7. Using the Blend If sliders with adjustment layers
      6m 7s
  4. 49m 43s
    1. Reading the Histogram panel
      5m 23s
    2. Using the Levels adjustment for tonal corrections
      7m 42s
    3. Using the Curves adjustment for exposure
      8m 12s
    4. Using the Curves adjustment for contrast
      4m 14s
    5. Making On-Click Curves adjustments
      4m 0s
    6. Applying Shadow/Highlight nondestructively
      7m 59s
    7. Reviewing Brightness/Contrast
      3m 18s
    8. Dealing with exposure
      2m 22s
    9. Using adjustment layers with blend modes
      6m 33s
  5. 54m 36s
    1. Making Vibrance adjustments
      2m 22s
    2. Using Hue/Saturation adjustments
      7m 4s
    3. Understanding color correction
      3m 21s
    4. Using color samplers and the Info panel
      4m 25s
    5. Using Levels eyedroppers for color correction
      5m 54s
    6. Using Levels channels for color correction
      5m 7s
    7. Understanding Curves adjustments for color correction
      7m 21s
    8. Making Color Balance adjustments
      3m 49s
    9. Making Photo Filter adjustments
      3m 6s
    10. Making Variations adjustments
      6m 48s
    11. Using the auto-correction features
      5m 19s
  6. 13m 5s
    1. Using the Dodge and Burn tools
      4m 56s
    2. Dodging and burning nondestructively
      6m 38s
    3. Working with the Red-Eye tool
      1m 31s
  7. 16m 9s
    1. Applying Black & White adjustments
      7m 30s
    2. Making Channel Mixer adjustments
      6m 31s
    3. Understanding the Threshold adjustment
      2m 8s
  8. 25m 23s
    1. Colorizing with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      3m 9s
    2. Tinting with Black & White adjustments
      2m 8s
    3. Making a Gradient Map adjustment
      4m 18s
    4. Applying a Selective Color adjustment
      1m 49s
    5. Using the Replace Color adjustment
      4m 39s
    6. Making Match Color adjustments
      4m 24s
    7. Applying the Equalize adjustment
      4m 56s
  9. 42s
    1. Goodbye
      42s

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