Basic targeted adjustments


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Basic targeted adjustments

With any luck, you'll find that in most cases all you need to do is apply adjustments that affect an entire image. But sometimes, you might want to have a specific effect in a particular area of a photo. For example, here I'm reasonably happy with the sort of dreary, cool look of this photo of a barge going down the Columbia River. But the background, I feel, is just a little bit too cool. I'd like to desaturate those colors off in the background, so that it doesn't have quite as much of that cyan to blue in it. I can go that with a targeted adjustment, an adjustment that only affects that portion of the image. And in this case, I think I can simply paint that effect into the image instead of creating a selection for example.

I'll go ahead and start by adding a Hue Saturation Adjustment layer. This could be any type of adjustment I want. I just think, in this case, reducing saturation in the background will probably produce the result I'm looking f...

Basic targeted adjustments
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Basic targeted adjustments provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CS6 Image Optimization Workshop

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