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Working in the HSL/Grayscale and Split Toning panels

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Video: Working in the HSL/Grayscale and Split Toning panels

Another one of the useful tabs in the control area of the Camera Raw window is this one, the HSL/Grayscale tab. In this movie, I would like to show you how this tab works and also its neighbor, the Split Toning tab. I am going to go back to the HSL/Grayscale tab. HSL stands for Hue, Saturation, and Luminance. Hue means basic color. Saturation means the intensity of a color and Luminance is about the brightness and darkness of the color. I can vary each of these properties of color separately for individual colors in the image.

Working in the HSL/Grayscale and Split Toning panels

Another one of the useful tabs in the control area of the Camera Raw window is this one, the HSL/Grayscale tab. In this movie, I would like to show you how this tab works and also its neighbor, the Split Toning tab. I am going to go back to the HSL/Grayscale tab. HSL stands for Hue, Saturation, and Luminance. Hue means basic color. Saturation means the intensity of a color and Luminance is about the brightness and darkness of the color. I can vary each of these properties of color separately for individual colors in the image.

Everything from Reds to Oranges to Aquas and even Purples. So for example, let's say that I want to play with the color of these peppers. I am going to click on this Luminance tab, and from here, I am going to go to the Reds slider because those peppers are obviously red and if I want to make them brighter, I am going to take the Reds slider and I am going to move that to the right to brighten just the reds in the image. If I move this slider to the left, the reds would get darker. Now let's say I want to change the color intensity of these reds.

I will click on the Saturation tab, and I will grab the Reds slider again and I am going to move it to the right to increase the saturation of just that color in the image. There is a little bit of red down here as well and that's also increasing but I can live with that for now. Finally, I am going to go to the Hue tab and say I wanted to change the color of these red peppers entirely. I will get that Reds slider again and I will drag it over to the right and I can change the color of those peppers to orange. If I move the other way, I can change the color of the peppers to a different color.

Now the other function of this panel is to allow me to make a grayscale conversion right here inside Camera Raw. All I have to do is click Convert to Grayscale and then I can fine-tune this Grayscale mix by going to the individual color sliders and moving them. So if I want the peppers to look lighter in this Grayscale conversion, I will take the Reds slider and I will move it toward bright and you can see where bright is by the coloration of the scale. I think there might be some oranges in the rest of this image. So I am going to try moving the Oranges slider to the right and that lighten some other areas of this Grayscale conversion.

This tab gives you a lot of control over converting a color image to Grayscale. If you are preparing an image for use in Photoshop, you might want to do your Grayscale conversion here, rather than wait till you get into Photoshop, where you can use the Black & White Adjustments panel. One of the reasons is you have more colors to work with here in the HSL/Grayscale tab than you do in the Black & White Adjustments panel in Photoshop. I would also like to show you the next tab here, which is the Split Toning tab. I can use this on a grayscale image or on a color image. And what it does is lets me add a monotone colorization to the highlights in the image and a different one to the shadows.

To see how that works, I am going to go to the highlights area and I am going to drag this Hue slider into the orange-yellow range. Then I am going to take the Saturation slider for the highlights and drag it to the right and now you can see a monotone orangey-gold in the highlights of this image. Then I will move to the shadows area and I am going to choose another Hue for the shadows. I will drag the Hue slider all the way over to the Blues and then I will increase the saturation of that color in the shadows only and that gives me the split tone effect with blue shadows and gold highlights.

I can take the Balance slider and play with that in order to vary the balance between the blue shadows and the gold highlights in the image. So those are some ways to alter color inside of Camera Raw from the Split Tone panel and from its neighbor the HSL/Grayscale panel.

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Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 27s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 4s
  2. 25m 14s
    1. Touring the interface
      4m 25s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      5m 15s
    3. Using tools efficiently
      3m 51s
    4. Arranging panels
      3m 53s
    5. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      2m 50s
    6. Saving a custom workspace
      3m 0s
    7. Changing screen modes
      2m 0s
  3. 19m 3s
    1. Touring the Bridge interface
      6m 31s
    2. Opening images from Bridge
      1m 20s
    3. Reviewing images
      4m 42s
    4. Finding images
      6m 30s
  4. 44m 53s
    1. Setting preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Choosing color settings
      8m 11s
    3. Zooming and panning
      5m 27s
    4. Resizing and image resolution
      3m 17s
    5. Adding to the canvas
      2m 2s
    6. Rotating the canvas
      1m 44s
    7. Choosing color
      4m 49s
    8. Sizing a brush tip
      3m 4s
    9. Undoing and the History panel
      5m 0s
    10. Saving and file formats
      3m 29s
    11. Creating a file from scratch
      3m 27s
  5. 37m 58s
    1. Making geometric selections
      6m 14s
    2. Modifying selections
      4m 43s
    3. Combining selections
      3m 16s
    4. Using the Quick Selection tool
      5m 34s
    5. Refining selection edges
      4m 12s
    6. Using Quick Mask mode
      2m 18s
    7. Selecting with the improved Color Range command
      4m 32s
    8. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
      2m 28s
    9. Using the Background Eraser tool
      3m 7s
    10. Saving selections
      1m 34s
  6. 39m 56s
    1. Understanding layers
      5m 43s
    2. Creating layers
      5m 12s
    3. Working in the Layers panel
      2m 19s
    4. Locking layers
      4m 17s
    5. Working with multiple layers
      4m 6s
    6. Merging and flattening layers
      3m 55s
    7. Adding a shape layer
      4m 43s
    8. Basic layer masking
      4m 23s
    9. Using layer blend modes and opacity
      5m 18s
  7. 23m 19s
    1. Cropping
      3m 26s
    2. Straightening
      3m 17s
    3. Transforming
      4m 42s
    4. Working with Smart Objects
      6m 48s
    5. Using Content-Aware Scaling
      5m 6s
  8. 1h 10m
    1. Reading histograms
      4m 21s
    2. Using adjustment layers and the Adjustment panel
      6m 4s
    3. Adjusting tones with Levels
      7m 49s
    4. Limiting adjustments with layer masks
      5m 40s
    5. Using masks in the new Masks panel
      6m 9s
    6. Limiting adjustments by clipping
      3m 6s
    7. Adjusting with Shadow/Highlight
      5m 7s
    8. Adjusting with Curves
      7m 37s
    9. Adjusting with Hue/Saturation
      3m 42s
    10. Adjusting with Vibrance
      2m 16s
    11. Removing a color cast
      4m 26s
    12. Using the Black & White adjustment layer
      2m 39s
    13. Using the Dodge Burn and Sponge tools
      4m 11s
    14. Reducing noise
      2m 39s
    15. Sharpening
      4m 42s
  9. 38m 0s
    1. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
      5m 17s
    2. Using the Healing Brush tool
      5m 51s
    3. Using the Patch tool
      4m 52s
    4. Using the Clone Stamp tool
      4m 8s
    5. Enhancing eyes
      9m 29s
    6. Changing facial structure
      5m 0s
    7. Softening skin
      3m 23s
  10. 44m 38s
    1. What's a raw image?
      4m 25s
    2. Touring the Camera Raw interface
      7m 35s
    3. Working in the Basic panel
      7m 54s
    4. Working in the Tone Curve panel
      2m 21s
    5. Working in the HSL/Grayscale and Split Toning panels
      3m 46s
    6. Looking at the other Camera Raw panels
      3m 45s
    7. Using the Adjustment Brush tool
      4m 2s
    8. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      3m 56s
    9. Working with multiple files
      6m 54s
  11. 21m 6s
    1. Using the Brushes panel
      8m 30s
    2. Filling with color
      3m 49s
    3. Replacing color
      4m 14s
    4. Using gradients
      4m 33s
  12. 16m 55s
    1. Working with point type
      9m 59s
    2. Working with paragraph type
      3m 17s
    3. Warping text
      3m 39s
  13. 25m 23s
    1. Adding a layer style
      4m 6s
    2. Customizing a layer style
      3m 35s
    3. Copying a layer style
      3m 5s
    4. Creating a new style
      3m 32s
    5. Using Smart Filters
      5m 22s
    6. Working in the Filter Gallery
      5m 43s
  14. 13m 14s
    1. Auto-blending focus
      4m 47s
    2. Creating Photomerge panoramas
      4m 2s
    3. Combining group photos
      4m 25s
  15. 23m 27s
    1. Creating an action
      7m 16s
    2. Batch processing with an action
      6m 36s
    3. Using the Image Processor
      9m 35s
  16. 29m 20s
    1. Printing
      11m 32s
    2. Making a contact sheet from Bridge
      6m 12s
    3. Creating a web gallery from Bridge
      7m 17s
    4. Preparing photos for the web
      4m 19s
  17. 30s
    1. Goodbye
      30s

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