Whether you need to pump up colour or convert your shots to mono, Jason Parnell-brookes walks you through the new Lightroom Color panel
Master the revamped Color panel in Lightroom CC 2018
sometimes, even after lots of preparation with the white balance and colour settings in-camera, your final photo can lack punch. This could come down to a variety of different factors including lighting conditions, lens flare or innate limitations in the image sensor. It’s handy, then, that you can adjust colour in such a powerful way using the handy Lightroom CC 2018.
The Color panel is laid out in an intuitive way that makes it easy for even the beginner to navigate. From the top we see White Balance, Vibrance and Saturation. In Lightroom CC 2018 we also have a redesign of the Color Mixer, which makes it easier to selectively adjust the Hue, Saturation and Luminance settings of any individual colour channel as you wish.
If you get stuck, Adobe has even thrown in simple animations that appear when you hover the cursor over the names of the sliders. So let’s take a look at how we can make this macro shot really sing for us…