Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting color saturation, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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Many color photos will benefit from a little boost to saturation.…Saturation means the intensity, or purity, of color.…In this case, for example, I'd like to increase the saturation in the green trees,…and the blue sky, and maybe the fellow's shirt.…There are two sliders in Camera Raw that you can use for that purpose,…the Saturation slider and the Vibrance slider.…Most often I go with the Vibrance slider, because the Saturation slider…saturates all the colors in the photo to the same degree, and that's…particularly a problem when there's a person in the photo.…
For example, look what happens if I take the Saturation slider and drag it to…the right in this photo.…That does pump up the color in the mountain and in the sky, but the fellow looks…like he has a sunburn, so that's just not going to work.…I'll put the Saturation slider back to zero and I'll try the Vibrance slider…instead, and that's giving me more of the look that I'm after.…What the Vibrance slider does is targets colors that are relatively lower…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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