Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Toning down colors, part of Photoshop Elements 10: Quick Fixes.
Most photographers appreciate nice vibrant colors in their images. …Especially when the subject was relatively saturated, you really want …those colors to show through. But sometimes, the problem with color is …too much saturation. This is most common when you're …photographing a highly saturated subject under relatively bright lighting …conditions, as was the case with these berries that I've photographed at a …Farmer's Market. The colors are so vibrant that in some …areas, especially down toward the bottom left, it appears that detail has actually …been lost in the image. To correct this, all I need to do is tone …down the Saturation. I'll go ahead and choose Enhance, and …then Adjust Color, followed by Adjust Hue Saturation, and that will bring up the …Hue Saturation dialog. I can adjust the overall colors in the …image, in this case just reducing saturation a little bit.…
And it doesn't take much of an adjustment to really improve the appearance of the berries. …Notice that things don't look quite so outrageous, we've got a lot more detail …
- Importing images
- Basic quick fixes in the Organizer
- Opening images in the Editor
- Lighting improvements
- Color improvements
- Removing distractions
- Applying a soft focus effect
- Replacing the sky
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Lighting Improvements
3. Color Improvements
4. Removing Distractions
5. Getting Fancy
6. Closing Thoughts
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