Julieanne Kost demonstrates the differences between making absolute adjustments to photographs – using the Develop module in Lightroom- and relative adjustments using the Quick Develop panel.

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Tints with less black

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Shades with more black

Either it’s because it’s old school (It’s one of the first tools introduced in Photoshop.) or because it’s subtle (And it’s wonderfully precise.) or because it’s misunderstood (Is this really an issue with CMYK?), Selective Color is one of the most overlooked color adjustment tools in Photoshop. But I consider it an essential tool.

Photoshop’s Selective Color image adjustment feature is great for two things.  First, it’s great for cleaning color casts selectively out of highlights, shadows, neutrals - or for adjusting specific ranges of colors with great precision. Second, it’s great for turning colors into pastels, either lighter or darker, which can soften a palette exquisitely.

Here are six reasons to use Selective Color.


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"In this Quick Tip, Julieanne Kost demonstrates the new Color Lookup Adjustment layer and walks you through how to download a template to quickly apply these new “looks” to your images."

Follow up with my article on Color Lookup Tables here.

Read more in my Color Adjustment resources.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.


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"Julieanne Kost demonstrates what you can do in Lightroom’s Develop module to enhance your photographs using color and tonality to change the mood and atmosphere of an image. We all know that the goal is to capture the best photograph in-camera, but what happens when we aren’t at the right place at the right time? In this training video, I will show you how to make subtle changes to increase the photograph’s emotional impact."

For more check out Julieanne’s blog.

Read more in my Color Adjustment resources.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.


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Julianne Kost shares three methods for changing colors in Photoshop.

For more check out Julieanne’s blog.

Read more in my Color Adjustment resources.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.


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