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3.3 Hue Adjustments

Continuing our work with Photoshop levels, we'll look at how to change color levels in Photoshop. Using Photoshop’s Vibrance and Saturation, we will correct the color in an image. The second step for achieving beautiful images is ensuring your colors are the best they can be!

3.3 Hue Adjustments

Hi there, in this image we are going to look at hues which is basically just colors in Photoshop. And we are going to look at doing kinda selective colors there where we leave the stalk alone but we can adjust colors, okay? Cool stuff like that, and also more kinda like practical stuff. Where say this image here, the colors are grayed but we just wanna make them lift them up a little bit. Can you see before, after, before, after, okay? Just to kind of like subtle adjustments more that day to day use of Photoshop huge adjustments. All right, let's go and learn that now in Photoshop. All right, let's look at the first step, let's go to file, let's go to open In your source files open up 06a, the first one. Okay, thank you. Thank you, DJ. It's going to open, make sure on our Move Tool and we are going to go back to our Adjustments panel. Okay, so we looked at levels earlier and then we looked at vibrance now we're going to look at the kind of next step and we're going to look at this one called Hue and Saturation. Click on him is the first of the second line. And start off with I want you to grab the just this main hue slider here. Grab a little diamond in the middle of the triangle and drag all slowly to lift an insulator right. Go, okay, it's just the way of going through and deciding and changing the hue of an image okay completely. Now this works perfectly for this particular one because there's only one color in the image. Let's close this now, and jump into an image that has multiple colors and we have to use a couple little tricks to adjust that. So let's save and close this one and open up the next file. I'm not gonna save mine because, just because, I've done that before, let's go to File Open and let's open up 06b. Okay, and this one here by Philippe. If I pronounce people's names wrong I'm sorry I try and let's look over this lines selected. Let's go to adjustments and let's open up hue and saturation. Now, if I grabbed this hue slide and now and I want to change this to say pink, I change it to pink, where is pink? Okay, you notice it's changing the the stock as well. So, just by dragging the slider at the top by itself, it just changes everything. It's quite cool kind of acidy dream type but let's say that I wanna kind of isolate this particular color. Okay, so where's his master, drop that down, and let's go down to rids, okay and now it's going to only adjust the red color. Okay, so that's a way of adjusting a specific color. You might have a product that you've got a photograph or some clothing. And the cool thing about it is that it's quite a unique color within the image. If there's multiple things that are in red in this image, this is not gonna work. But yeah, we'll look at something called masking later on to fix that. But for the moment, okay, cuz we've only got one red thing, it's a nice, quick easy way to adjust the hue. Not just adjusting the hue, we can go through and adjust the saturation of that colour as well for that one particular colour. Okay, the other thing is let's say that you want to change the colour of the stock. Now what happens especially in kind of like landscape and kind of nature shots is the like, I can't want to just that colour which is green, clearly because it's the stock of a rose. But if you look real closely, it's actually opposing right and it's actually a bunch of kind of focus and yellows that make up that kind of my brain tells me that it is green because that's what green stock should be. So, what we forgot to say green since I wanna just you not a lot happens you can see, okay, it is because actually this guy is made up of mainly yellows. So it happens quite a bit you are looking maybe this thing is broken. It is not just like the yellows are just not the greens are not very green. They are more of a yellow color. So now I have got yellows and adjusting them. You can see I can adjust it. And often what I will end up doing is adjusting the greens to look more like the kind of green you just drag a little bit to the right and it's kind of made a green. I'm going to drag up the saturation. Okay, just as an exaggeration to show you that, yeah, let's actually the yellows. Now the Lightness slide here, I never use. It does a pretty weird thing, it's just kinda like covers the, we're looking at this down here, covers it all in white or removes it all black. Okay, so I never use that slide. If you wanna play with the lights and darknesses, okay, go back to the labels like we did earlier on in the tutorial. Remember that's under adjustments, in here under labels, okay. So you might not be doing this particular exercise very much where you kinda wanna replace the color. Let's look at kinda more thing that I end up running into a lot more. So let's save and close this one. I'm not saving it. And let's go to File Open, and in here we're gonna open john-marks-arnold, john-mark-arnold, okay, is, 06c let's open up that one. Okay, so this is kinda typically what I end up doing, I don't end up changing like the whole rows, like changing completely different color, I don't get to do that very often. Most of my work is, I got an image from a photographer using it for a project. And I just want to make the greens a little green in the sky little blue. So to do that it's the exact same technique as we did for the previous one, but we're gonna be a little bit more subtle with it. So adjustments panel, let's go to hue and saturation. And what I wanna do is adjust this grass here. Now, like in the last one, grass in this case is actually more yellow then it is green. If I grab the greens and try to adjust the colors, nothing much is changing. So if I go to yellows though and adjust them. Okay, you can see there's a lot more yellows going on in that grass. What I wanna do is, instead of making them purple, which you could do, okay? I'm just gonna make them a bit more green, so I'm dragging a little bit to the right. Now, on, off, on, off. You can see, yeah, a bit more green. And what I also might do is grab the saturation, just drag it up a tiny bit. Now, it says kind of like tiny adjustments. These are the hard ones because it's like, sometimes you wanna just make it scream like you fix it in Photoshop, but often it's just more kind of like subtle changes than it is. That's the kind of, I guess the nice adjustments are just tiny little corrections. Same with the sky. The sky is actually made up of a mixture of blues and cyans often. So you have to kind of have to peg the blues. Check that they're in there by dragging the saturation up. You can see that they are definitely there. So what I want to do is probably just bump them up a little bit. Okay, on, off, just a little bit more maybe. And in here you might go to the cyans. And I click at the saturation. Definitely in there as well. There's a mixture of both of those colors. And you can decide whether if you want to kind of adjust them. And make them maybe a little bit more blue or yeah, a little thick. There's a little bit of touch that way. And I'm going to crank out the saturation a little bit. Okay, so on, off, on, off. Might be a little bit hard to see in the video, but hopefully if you're playing along your monitor, you'll be able to see it quite clearly. Yeah, it's kind of like tiny adjustments are the things that I spend most of my time doing, just little fixes. One thing before we go is, this one here is is colorized. If I click on colorize, it kind of removes all the colors and gives you an option for the slider here to do like a sepia or just kind of a single tone color. Okay, so this can be kind of cool for that CPF effect, okay? Find a kind of a really yellow or kind of dust color and yeah easy just turn it on and off. Okay, has a color is good for that. Okay, so I'm going to actually save this one here now and what I want to do is I've got an exercise for you if you go to File Open. The last one and that is 06d by Elas Kadik. I am just gonna, anyway, just click open. Okay, and this one here beautiful photograph and it is cool the way it is but let us say that we want to make this guy's little bluer and the guy the trees in the water a little bit more saturated. So I would like to use us to do this for an example. Okay, so go through, go to adjustments panel. And use your hue and saturation and I want you to see if you can practice your techniques, raising the blues, see if there's any signs in the greens and just kind of, I guess, make it a little richer. Right my friends, that is gonna be the end of hue adjustments. Okay, we did some big sliding adjustments for that first image, but then we got a little bit more and more specific, as we got along just kind of tweaking the colors towards the end of this exercise. So, I'll do homework and I will see you in the next video where we start working with text.

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