True yellow/green color separation for foliage is a difficult task without the proper tools. ACR and Lightroom can only get you so close! You NEED Photoshop’s Selective Color Tool to go all the way. Luckily for you, I’ve done all the hard work 🙂
More often than not, our foliage colors are brutalized by the white balance of our cameras. They are either too yellow and far from green, or the other side of the WB spectrum makes them too blue, and yellow is forgotten, leaving dull washed-out colors.
The key is to find a good separation between yellow and green in your photo. Easier said than done, right? Well, there is a tool in Photoshop called Selective Color, and it is the most surgical approach to modifying color at our disposal. That’s what I am going to show you today! The secret sauce of yellow-green color separation.
00:00 Selective Color in Action!
01:17 Selective Color Explained
02:53 The Sliders Explained
04:59 Foliage Colors Targeted
08:44 Why YELLOW for GREEN?
12:25 The Foliage Actions
15:00 Your turn to Experiment!