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Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop by Vincent Versace

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The Dance of Sharpness, Saturation, and Contrast

Step 1: Adjust Saturation

You are going to do your first-level saturation adjustment in this image, not in the LAB space, as you did in Chapter 2, but here in the RGB color space. The reason for doing it this way, in this image, is that you need to make fairly small changes, and you can’t be sure how much color boost you’re going to need or want, if any, until after you’re done addressing the issues of blue color cast, contrast, and sharpness.

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Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Bring the saturation to 100% so you can analyze the color (Figure 3.20a). There is a lot of yellow in the green; the purples are more blue than cyan; there is magenta only in the highlights; and the flowers ...

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