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Selective Color Adjustment In Photoshop


Working on 3 different images, Gry Garness shows a very intuitive way of performing local color adjustments in Photoshop. You'll learn how to make your adjustment before you make a selection and then apply it visually and in the easiest way possible. This method gives you complete control of spilling and blending. Learn how to use pre-selections, gradients and brushes in combination with editable adjustment layers. The technique Gry demonstrates in this tutorial is totally non-destructive.

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About this tutorial

This Gry Garness Photoshop tutorial, Selective Color Adjustment in Photoshop, focuses on making accurate local color corrections and contrast tweaks with ease. The color adjustment is applied first on a test patch and the masking performed after. The adjustments used in this tutorial are mainly Curves, but can be used with absolutely any type of non-destructive adjustment layer. If you like to work in an intuitive and visual way this technique is perfect for you. This method for selective color adjustment also works for all versions of Photoshop.

What you’ll learn

  • – The Test Patch Method
  • – Filling And Masking Visibility
  • – Shortcuts For Speedy Workflow
  • – Gradient Tool Settings And Gradient Picker
  • – Using Gradient In Masks
  • – Potential Gradient Banding Issues
  • – Protecting An Area From The Gradient
  • – Working Better With Hidden Selections
  • – When To Work Accurate And When You Can Afford To Be Quick
  • – Magnetic Lasso Used For Quick Protect-Selection
  • – Curves Adjustments
  • – Identifying The Exact Tones And Colors To Adjust
  • – Hue & Saturation Targeting Of Specific Pixel Colors
  • – Re-distributing Light In A Whole Image
  • – Applying Adjustments Visually
  • – Avoiding ‘cut-out’ Looking Results
  • – Economising On Selective Color Adjustments