USE AD­VANCED COLOUR TAR­GET­ING

Digital Photograper - - Nature Masterclass -

1 ISO­LATE STRONG COLOURS

use the colour picker tool in the hue/sat­u­ra­tion di­a­log or the Colour range com­mand to se­lect stand-out colours. al­ter the Fuzzi­ness slider in the lat­ter to re­duce or ex­tend the colours and then make a new layer from this se­lec­tion, to edit colours in­di­vid­u­ally.

2 AD­JUST HUE AND SAT­U­RA­TION

if us­ing a hue/sat­u­ra­tion ad­just­ment layer, use the ap­pro­pri­ate slid­ers to subtly cus­tomise the ap­pear­ance of the sub­ject colours. if nec­es­sary, use other im­ages of the same sub­ject for ref­er­ence, to keep ac­tual val­ues nat­u­ral.

3 CUS­TOMISE WITH LAYER MASKS

if other ar­eas of the image have been un­de­sir­ably af­fected by the colour changes, use the au­to­matic layer mask ap­plied to an ad­just­ment layer to erase those al­ter­ations. since ed­its are usu­ally sub­tle, tog­gle the layer on and off to judge colour ac­cu­racy.

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