Clean up color problems with the Sponge tool

You may use Photoshop for a number of reasons: to create new graphics, alter existing images, or retouch problem photos. One tool that's often overlooked for retouching is the Sponge tool. The Sponge tool is used to work with color, usually in a photo. Specifically, you can use it to increase and decrease color saturation. Color is a powerful sensation, especially in a photograph, as shown in Figure A. The rich color draws the viewer into the composition. It invites the eye to move from one area to another and to investigate each subject individually. The color unifies the composition as well and gives it a sense of fullness.

Figure A.

Color not only enhances the assets of a photo, but also adds to ...

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