Saturation Adjustment Layer in ~ 5 minutes!

The Saturation Adjustment Layer in Photoshop can be one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop if you know how to use it properly.  I would go on a limb and say this is my second favorite tool in Photoshop next to the Curves adjustment layer.  The Saturation Adjustment Layer wields unprecedented power once you learn how to tame it in your favor.

Saturation Adjustment Layer

In today’s Free Tutorial Friday I am going to break down the Saturation Adjustment Layer in ~5 minutes.  I intended for 3, but that didn’t quite happen as there is a lot to learn here and I did not want to sacrifice good quality content for a time limit.  In this tutorial we will cover the following topics:

  1.  What is Hue?
  2. What is Saturation?
  3. What is Lightness?
  4. Practical application of the above listed items on both the Master (all colors) and individual colors
  5. The Targeted Adjustment tool
  6. How to Colorize your photos
  7. Adjusting Blending Options and Opacity for maximum color control

There is quite a bit of territory to cover in 5 minutes.  This could be the best 5 minutes of photo education you receive all weekend!  This is not intended to make you a Color Master that’s what the Color Zone System Training Package is for.  Sit back, relax, soak in the knowledge and put it into practice this weekend.



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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