This video explores using a combination of Vibrance and luminance to create a more dramatic sky.
- Here's a useful technique for adding more punch and density to your skies. Firstly I'm going to use the Vibrance adjustment. We can get to this either on the Adjustments panel right here or from our list of adjustment layers. And what the Vibrance does, is it saturates the more muted colors in your image. Unlike saturation which will saturate or desaturate the whole range of colors, Vibrance just works on the more muted colors. So I'm going to get the Vibrance slider and move this to the right.
Now as I do so, you'll see the blues becoming a little bit darker. But you may feel that's not enough. So I'm going to go, in this case, up to about plus 50. If I'd like to take it further, then I'm going to add a black-and-white adjustment layer. Now it may seem a little bit counterintuitive adjusting color using a black-and-white adjustment layer. And indeed, when I first apply it, you can see that it has desaturated the colors. But if I come to my layer blending modes and change the layer blending mode to Luminosity, I can now use the color sliders to affect the color.
I'll use my targeted adjustment tool and since I want to get darker, I'm going to come and click on the blue area and drag to the left. And you can see that's affecting the cyans. I'm also going to get the blues slider and move that a little to the left as well. So I may have overdone it a bit just for demonstration purposes, but let's see the before and after here. I will hold down the optional Alt key and click on the eyeball of the background layer. There's the before and they're the after.
A combination of vibrance and a black-and-white adjustment layer set to Luminosity and working on the cyan and blues sliders.
- The color wheel and color relationships
- Managing color swatches
- Transparency and color channels
- Working with the Color Picker
- Additive and subtractive color
- Working with color modes
- Performing color correction
- Saturation and desaturation
- Designing with spot color
- Using adjustments: levels, curves, and white balance
- Using auto color adjustments
- Matching color
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Color Terms and Concepts
2. Color Conventions in Photoshop
3. Color Modes in Photoshop
4. Evaluate and Measure Color in Photoshop
5. Enhance Color in Photoshop
6. Techniques for Working with Color in Photoshop
7. Combine Color and Black and White in Photoshop
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