Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Increasing saturation while protecting skin tones, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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When you have an image with people in it, pay particular attention to the…options within the Saturation slider.…Notice Avoid saturating skin tones is checked.…As I drag that over, the color in the green areas is pulling up.…Now, the skin tones do get a little bit saturated, but if I uncheck this box,…you'll see that it looks like my children have a bad sunburn.…Skin tones, areas of red; you really need to be careful with that.…Now, going the opposite way, using this option can make an interesting effect,…where the color is stripped out of all the areas except the skin tones.…
So this is a useful way to see what iPhoto considers a skin tone. So, as you drag,…you can really decide what's being processed.…Let's take a look at two more photos. Bringing up the skin tones there,…if I had Avoid saturating skin tones, this just doesn't look right.…See, sometimes you do want that option.…In this case, you see it's going after the grass.…I could pull the Saturation down, and then bring the Contrast up, and the act of…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments