Lesson 2

OBJECTIVE:

In this lesson, you’ll modify the appearance of an image by altering color saturation.

 

Lesson:  Saturate a Color Range

  1. Click the Small Macaw 1 layer on the Layers panel to make it active, then make the layer visible
  2. Click the Indicates layer visibility button on the Large Macaw layer to hide it
  3. Click the Hue/Saturation button on the Adjustments panel
    [Tip:  When making color adjustments, you can use the preset buttons on the Adjustments panel, or use the Adjustments command on the Image menu]
  4. Click the Edit list arrow, then click Blues
  5. Drag the Saturation slider to +40
  6. Click the Edit list arrow, then click Yellows
  7. Drag the Saturation slider to +30 – the image’s blues and yellows are intensified
  8. Click the Return to adjustment list button

Summary:  You changed the saturation of two preset color ranges.  As you altered the saturation, the richness of the colors became more defined.

 

 

Lesson:    Saturate using the Sponge Tool

  1. Click the Small Macaw 1 layer to make it active
  2. Click the Sponge tool on the Tools panel
    [Tip:  The Sponge tool is grouped with the Dodge tool and the Burn tool on the Tools panel]
  3. Click the Click to open the Brush Preset picker list arrow, then double-click the Hard Round 13 pixels brush tip
  4. Click the Mode list arrow on the options bar, click Saturate, then set the Flow to 100%
  5. Click and drag the pointer over the red areas (head, body, and tail feathers) of the parrot – the red color in the saturated area is brighter
  6. Save your work

Summary:  You used the Sponge tool to saturate specific areas in an image.  The Sponge tool lets you saturate spot areas rather than an entire color on a layer.