Photoshop Saturation | How To Change Any Color With Hue/saturation In Photoshop | Day 7

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How To Change Any Color With Hue/saturation In Photoshop | Day 7

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Thank you so much for watching. Thank you so much for watching Watching 30 days of Photoshop. All right, cool, Welcome to 30 days of Photoshop today. I’m going to show you how to change any color using hue saturation and color balance. Hey, there and welcome to Phlearn. My name is Aaron Nace. You can find me on Phlearn comm, where we make learning fun And in today’s video as a part of our of 30 days of Photoshop series, we’re gonna show you how to change any color, using adjustment layers like hue saturation and color balance. Now, if you haven’t already done, so be sure to sign up for 30 days of Photoshop, it’s absolutely free, You’ll get a calendar where you can follow along bonus goodies as well as all the sample images you need to follow along with these 30 days. All right. We got a great video. Let’s jump into Photoshop, So here’s our sample image and again you can download this on Phlearn comm. Just follow the link right down below. My goal for this photo really cool image is to take these orange colors that are in the back like these kind of like reddish oranges and shift them a little bit to match the clothing of our subject because we have a lot of like, really nice color going on, but it’s like, what would it look like? If all of this was basically this same color and this is something you can do with a hue/saturation adjustment layer. You can also switch the color of something like this white wall here by using a feature called colorize so to get started, let’s go ahead and grab our hue/saturation adjustment layer. We’ll go to layer down to new adjustment layer and over to hue / saturation and, okay, so here’s a little quick tour of our hue/saturation adjustment layer. This is one of the most powerful and useful adjustment layers in Photoshop. So right up here, you have three different sliders. You have a hue slider and clicking and dragging this will just change the hue to anything that you want. So, of course, if I wanted my subject to wear a blue shirt, we could have that happen very easily. Let’s go bring that down to zero. We can adjust the saturation of any of the colors in my image going all the way down to a black-and-white photo and we can adjust the lightness of my image, and, of course you can dial this into specific colors, so it doesn’t just affect everything. Now we also have a function called colorize, and if I hit colorize, it literally colors everything in the image to the exact color that I choose in these sliders. So both colorize and the standard view are incredibly powerful. We’re gonna show you how to use both. Let’s go ahead and hit this reset icon. It just brings it right back to normal now. As of now, we’ve been affecting the hue/saturation of basically all the colors in our image, but where this tool gets a lot more powerful is where you can choose the color ranges where you’d like to effect, so here’s how that works right up here where it says. Master, we’re gonna go ahead and click there and you’re gonna see a drop-down list of different colors. So the first step is to go ahead and click on a color that’s similar to what you want to edit, so we’re gonna click on red now as I adjust my Reds, let’s go ahead and take our hue slider and bring this back and forth and see what it’s affecting so definitely affecting Reds, but it’s also like it’s affecting my background. It’s affecting my subject skin. It’s affecting clothing. It’s affecting quite a bit in this image A little bit too much, right, because I really just want to change these background colors, so let’s go ahead. I’m just gonna bring this down to zero, and I need a way to refine this a little bit better like I want to say. Hey, just edit these colors, so we’re gonna do that with an eyedropper, so let’s go ahead and click on our eyedropper right here, and I’m gonna go over this TV and then click on the TV and you can see what I did that. Keep your eye right over here by the way when I did that. It shifted these sliders down here, so let’s click in a few different places well. Go over here, right on the background on our subjects face shirt, You can see that this continues to move around wherever I click. So here’s how this works. Basically, you get to target your color with this eyedropper. That’s the top slider. The color you choose and the bottom slider is what we’re gonna turn it into, so lets. Go ahead and take a look here. I’m gonna just again Click on this orange TV, and I’m going to adjust my hue, so we’re just gonna push this to the right now. You can see it’s still affecting other colors, right, it’s affecting my subject skin and her clothing. The reason is is we have this little area that shows what’s gonna be affected, so I’m gonna go ahead and pull this out to make it just a little bit more easy to read, so we’ve used her eyedropper. Okay, there we go. We’ve selected this color and now. I’ve shifted the hue to the right, but what’s happening right down here is I’m actually shifting a range of colors. It’s not just that exact color. So this little graph represents the range, so the interior part of the graph where it’s light gray, these are the colors that are absolutely going to be affected now as it fades out here to the left and to the right. This is kind of like a fading effect that makes it a little bit more subtle, so it’s not just like a hard stop like this color gets changed and then the next color right next, so it doesn’t get changed at all, itll. Fade it out to make it look more natural. Now you can alter this very easily. So what we’re gonna do is bring in the amount of color that we’re actually affecting so. I’m gonna click right here in this dark gray area and drag this in. Okay, and you can see it’s actually going to decrease the amount of area That’s gonna get colored there. We go! I’m going to click over here and drag this in as well and then we’re gonna do the same thing on this side and the same thing on this side. Now you’re seeing changes in the your in the image as well, but basically, what I’m saying is effect less color, so I’m bringing those lines in to have it hone in on more specific color values, So now what I can do is actually, I can actually take this little gray area little light gray area in the center and I can start moving this to the left and the right and see how it affects colors in my image. So on the right here, you can see, it’s starting to affect quite a bit of bite of the shirt of my subject and as I move this over the left right about here. You can see okay now. It’s mostly affecting our background. It’s affecting our subject shirt a little bit, but mostly, the background color, so this is actually perfect where it is now is exactly where we want it to be. We’ve talked about adjustment layers. Earlier in this series, all of our adjustment layers come with layer masks, So if there’s ever a case like in this case, for instance, where, yes, it did affect the background, but it’s also affect our subject A little bit. All you have to do is use your layer mask to make it invisible in that area. So let’s go ahead and do this. We’re gonna click on our layer mask here, and I’m gonna hit B for my brush tool. We’re gonna paint with black. It’s our foreground color because I want to hide this effect wherever I paint. Okay, cuz I don’t. I don’t want to infect my subject’s. Skin color, right like she’s, you know? I want her to look natural. I I’m trying to match the background colors to the colors of my subject’s clothing. That’s my goal here to create a kind of a cohesive color palette with this image, so I don’t necessarily want my subject to change. I definitely don’t want her skin to change any color, because you know, it’s just looks very unnatural, and I don’t want her call everywhere clothing changing too, because I’m trying to match the background color to her clothing, so just painting black on there. My layer mask. I’m able to hide this effect over top of her skin. Okay, and that looks pretty good, so let’s just turn this layer off and on and see what effect we’ve made looking pretty good now. This green color doesn’t exactly match what’s going on here. My whole goal is to get the background color to match my subject’s clothing. So how do we change that? It’s actually incredibly easy. We just go back into my hue/saturation adjustment layer, so let’s just click there now. In fact, by chance you click off and then click back on with hue/saturation adjustment layer. It might look like it is reset like it might look like oh. I got to do this over again. All you have to do is click on Master and go down to. In this case. We chose to edit our Reds, right, so just go down to your reds and here we go, you can see all of our changes are back so everything is basically saved within each of the color channels, so sometimes it might just take a little bit of remembering, but you can just go through the men be like no, wasn’t that one? Okay, look, yep. It was the red. Okay, so now that we have our. Reds were honed in on the colors that were gonna be editing. All I have to do is adjust my hue and check this out. I can adjust this hue to whatever I want, but again. My goal is to match the clothing in the image. So let’s go right about there and check that out. It matches pretty dang well, so at anytime. I can come in here and change this like I could make the clothes and the background. This color I can. I can do complementary colors. If I want, It’s very, very easy to do just adjusting a hue slider, okay, well. I think those colors actually start to work pretty well together, so let’s just turn this off and on and there we go pretty big difference right and again. If it’s not exactly perfect, you can just make adjustments here very very easily, but I think that’s looking pretty good. So the next thing I want to do is work on the wall to the right of our subject because it’s just a like a white or gray wall at this point, but I want it to be that orange color, so we’re gonna use the next feature of hue/saturation to go ahead and color eyes that wall and that feature is called colorized, so lets. Show you how to do it for this. We’re gonna want to create a new hue/saturation adjustment layer, so we’ll go to layer new adjustment layer and hue/saturation there we are, and this time we click on colorize now. This is just gonna color everything in our image, so we have to use a layer mask there’s. No changing of, you know, like from going from master red yellow things like that. This just literally colors everything in your image. So it’s important here to use your layer mask to start off with. I’m gonna invert my layer mask Because its white means the whole layer is visible, so I want to invert it, which is gonna make it black, meaning the whole layers gonna be invisible, so well hit ctrl or command. I to invert the layer mask now. I’m just gonna paint white on my layer mask, so just hit your brush tool, so I hit B for the brush tool. Okay, and then go ahead and just start painting white on your layer mask, so I’ll do it down here as well too, so we can get some of the color a little baseboard. – there we go and I’m just using a mouse and my brush tool here. Okay, so not really anything fancy very, very nice, Just basically using simple tools and a layer mask. Okay, so I layer mascot in basically saying, okay. This is just the area. I want to be affecting, but now my job is to change my hue saturation and lightness to try to match the wall on the left, so we’ll start with our hue. I’m just gonna start a bunch of dragging this from the left to the right you can see here. This is a little too red, A little bit too. Green, something like that’s looking, okay, maybe? I’ll just bring my saturation up, and maybe or lightness down a little bit there. We go and start editing this a little bit more. Oh, look at that. It’s starting to look pretty good right there. We go and right about there. Looking pretty good. Let’s just bring our lightness down and maybe our saturation up just a tiny bit. There we go so you can also just click here on these numbers and use your up and down arrows. If you want to make just really nice, subtle adjustments. But I think that’s actually looking pretty good, so literally. We took that wall and we colorized it to look like this, which is pretty cool. I’m gonna go ahead and colorize down here as well, right. I’m just obsessed with this color, so I wanted everywhere. I think that’s looking really nice, lets. Go ahead, maybe just work on our lightness. A little bit, there we go. I’m not trying to necessarily make them look like they’re the same wall, but pretty much the same color. Okay, so there’s the before and the after looking pretty good, so we do have one little area right here in the center, which you could totally leave that if you wanted what? I’m gonna do is create a new layer right above the two. And then you can just use your Spot Healing. Brush tool to just paint right over this little crease here. There we go and the crease is completely gone. I mean, I do realize it’s a corner of a room so there should be some kind of a crease, but in this case. I just kind of wanted to reduce that a little bit there. All right, well, there we have it, lets. Just turn those off and we can see. There’s our before and our after it looks pretty dang cool. All of the colors in the background are now matching the colors of my subject’s, clothing. And, of course you could do this the opposite. If you wanted to match your subjects close to the background, you could do this. If you want to change the color of a car, for instance, you do this as well. Basically, when you target a color. It gives you the ability to change it to any other color in the spectrum, so all that was done with hue/saturation adjustment layers. Now it’s time to move into color balance, which is used for color, toning your photograph. It’ll allow you to put colors into your shadows, mid-tones and highlights, so let’s go back into our photo. We’re gonna go to layer down to new adjustment layer and over to color balance and here we can see, we have an option to edit our shadows, mid-tones and highlights so lets. Go ahead and start off with our shadows now. I like this slider because it makes it very easy. What you’re doing either pushing your image More towards Cyan or more towards red, You’re gonna go more towards Magenta or green, yellow or blue, And of course you can choose between your shadows, mid-tones and highlights so. I think this is actually a very straightforward way of coloring. Your images now in this case. I want to put a little bit of blue into our shadows, and maybe warm up our highlights Just a little bit, so I’m gonna go to our shadows and we’re gonna pull a little bit of cyan into the shadows and a little bit of blue there. We go, that’s looking pretty good now. Sometimes your shadows will darken your photo up a little bit much and in this case. I think it is a little bit too much, so I’m gonna see what it looks like when we do this in our mid toes, so let’s just hit that reset button there. We’ll go to mid-tones and pull in some Scions and blues into our mid-tones. There we go. I like that a little bit better. Okay, it will put a little bit more blues into the mid-tones and some green, fantastic, and then we’ll go into our highlights, and I’m gonna pull some reds and some yellows into our highlights. So we’re just kind of playing with a bit of the color here and making it there. We go making kind of stand out a little bit by adding complementary colors into the shadows and highlights, so lets. Go ahead and turn this off and back on and you can see. It just has a little bit more of like a color punch to it. The shadows are a little bit cooler, and my highlights are a little bit warmer. And, of course you can go in here and change. These values at any in time. Make our highlights a little bit more on the yellow side, so this is something. I recommend keeping relatively subtle, so I’m gonna go ahead and take my opacity down. Maybe do about 60% or so there we go. I personally have a tendency to overdo when I color things, but I think this looks fantastic. So color balance is something that I recommend doing at the very end. If you want to change any colors existing in your photos, that’s where a hue/saturation adjustment layer comes in, and if you want a blanket, change a color, That’s where colorize comes in which is built into hue/saturation. Thank you so much for watching 30 days of Photoshop. We’ve got more great tutorials on the way. Join us tomorrow for learning the amazing power of the brush tool in Photoshop. Thanks again. I’ll see you tomorrow. Hi, everyone!