Dang! This may be one of the most genius uses I’ve discovered for fixing Hot Spots in portraits and Color Grading Highlight Blowouts in landscapes. Many people reach for a Luminosity mask for these corrections, but I’ve got something that will blow any Luminosity Mask out of the water… the Selective Color Adjustment Layer!

You heard that right. How in the heck can Selective Color fix a highlight blowout or portrait Hot Spot? Pretty quickly, actually.  It’s kind of like concealer or foundation, heck I don’t know what I’m talking about, I don’t use makeup.  But, you can use the Selective Color Adjustment Layer to blend highlight hot spots on portraits similar to makeup.  You can even make the PERFECT skin tone match which makes this tool for this job unstoppable!

Watch and learn!

• Chapters •
00:00 Technique Intro
00:54 Selective Color Quickly Explained
01:54 Relative vs Absolute
02:47 Fixing Hot Spots with Selective Color
05:47 Advanced Use of Selective Color
07:13 Landscape Blowout Fix
08:28 Final Thoughts and Remarks

Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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