photo manipulation in photoshop

Manipulating colours in Photoshop- Tools you must master

Colours are of great significance when it comes to photos and manipulating them can surely help in enhancing the quality of snaps. There are several Indian companies offering image editing services and being one of the most reputed service providers among them, we love to share what we know with our readers.

Today, we will discuss about some amazing Photoshop tools that can help you in controlling colours.

Hue/Saturation tool

hue saturation tool

This tool helps in changing the intensity and shade of different colours in the image. Also with this you can select various ranges from among the top menu.

Simply by clicking hand icon and then dragging side wise, saturation can be altered. Holding CMD/CTRL and dragging too can change the hue.

Vibrance tool

vibrance tool in photoshop

Vibrance is a highly effective colour-augmenting tool used by digital image editing companies for targeting less-saturated colours in images.

Using this tool can give amazing results with portraits as you can enhance cloths and at the same time be spared from overly saturating the skin tones.

Targeted Adjustment tool of Camera Raw

This adjustment tool avails comprehensive options for controlling colour and tone. It operates by focusing on various ranges of colours in an image. Thus this is one of the favorite tools for many Indian photo editing companies.

On right clicking the tool, you will see five parameters; you can alter tones, target colours according to luminosity, saturation or hue and conversion to Mono is also possible.

Once you choose the elements to adjust, just click the specific colour on your photo and by dragging up and down you can change it. Specific colour saturation can be easily boosted with this. It helps even better when certain colours are to be made lighter as in case of a dull landscape, like where yellow and green are to be diluted.

Gradient Map

gradient map in Photoshop

Using Gradient Map, a mix of two or even more colours can be applied to the tonal assortment of a photo.

You can add Gradient Map as an adjustment layer and click the preview for entering the Gradient Editor. For changing the colours, double-clicking has to be done on the boxes. On finding a blend that you like, try different blending modes and opacities of the layer.

There are few more photo retouching tools used by most digital photo editing companies about which we will be discussing in our next blog post.

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