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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Boosting Specific Colors

FOR THOSE TIMES WHEN ONLY A SPECIFIC COLOR IN A PHOTO NEEDS A BOOST

Often you’ll have a photo where one of the colors just doesn’t stand out like it did when you took the photo. One of the benefits of a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer is that you can target specific colors with it, and not the whole photo. Plus, the ability to hide the changes with the layer mask on the adjustment layer can really help create some strong images.

Step 1: Open a Photo Where One Color Just Doesn’t Stand Out Like You Think It Should

Open a photo where one color just doesn’t have the punch that the others do. In this example, the green ivy on the wall just isn’t as green as it looked when I took the photo.

MATT KLOSKOWSKI

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