It’s day seven of our 30 Days of Photoshop series with Aaron Nace from Phlearn, and we’re looking at Saturation and Hue adjustment layers today.
Hue and saturation are potent tools in Photoshop, particularly for altering and controlling the impact of colour in your images. I remember learning all about hue adjustments when I tried to make one of my very first GIFs in Photoshop by changing the hue in an image. It’s a neat little tool to use for all sorts of amazing effects.
Aaron explained the differences between Hue and Saturation and how they can work in conjunction with each other to enhance an image or change an image. You can change the colour of anything using hue and saturation adjustment layers.
We started off with this sample image provided by Phlearn:
And the goal was to change the colour of the TV behind the subject, and the walls so that they match the colour of our subject’s shirt. We can do this by adding a hue adjustment layer and selecting a specific colour in the image to alter.
And the reason we do this so that we don’t change the colour in the entire image. We only want to alter the colour in specific areas and we do that by using adjustment layer masks.
Once we had selected the colours we wanted to change (by using the eye-dropper tool), we then started painting over the areas we wanted to change using the layer mask. We then made further minor adjustments with colour balance and voila! Our edited image is ready for social media!
Thank you for checking out my Photoshop post for today. Let me know what you’re working on in Photoshop!
Until my next post, be safe out there and keep creating!