KNOWHOW THREE GREAT WAYS TO CRE­ATE COLOUR

Ad­just­ment Lay­ers are the back­bone of any good edit­ing software, and Affin­ity Photo has them in spades. These are three amaz­ing ways to al­ter your images’ colour.

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COLOUR BAL­ANCE Colour Bal­ance is a much-used tool. It’s re­spon­si­ble for val­ues of colour in a par­tic­u­lar im­age, and can be used to sub­tly grade you work, or even cre­ate a dra­matic mood by cool­ing down the scene, or us­ing it to mimic soft warm sum­mer light.

HSL HSL stands for Hue, Sat­u­ra­tion and Lu­mi­nance. It al­lows you to choose spe­cific colour chan­nels, and al­ter the value of each hue, mean­ing you can change all of your orig­i­nal colours. You can also con­trol the sat­u­ra­tion and bright­ness.

SPLIT TON­ING Split Ton­ing as­signs dif­fer­ent colour val­ues to the high­lights and shad­ows. You can then choose a bias to de­cide which colour dom­i­nates. This sim­ple tech­nique can cre­ate a wild ef­fect, or just in­tro­duce com­ple­men­tary colours into your work, which re­ally draws in the viewer’s eye.

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