Best photo editing tips for beginners: 10-12
10 Before and after
Click an adjustment layer’s eye icon to toggle it on and off. If you Shift+click on an adjustment layer’s mask you can temporarily disable it. Do this and a red X will appear to remind you the mask is disabled. Shift+click again to turn the mask back on. This lets you compare the masked version with the original.
The sunlit foreground colours are more saturated than the overcast background’s weaker colours. When you brighten up shadows, the colours in these areas tend to be drab. Fortunately you can use adjustment layers to tweak the saturation of individual colours. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.
12 Selective colour boost
Set the Channel drop-down to Blues. Boost the Saturation to +37 to tease out more colour in the sky and its reflection. To create more lush looking foliage, set Channel to Yellows and boost Saturation to +44. Set the Master Saturation to +10. This gives the colours much more impact.
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