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Lesson 6. Photo Retouching > Adjusting saturation with the sponge tool

Adjusting saturation with the sponge tool

Now you'll saturate the color of the gondolas in the foreground using the sponge tool. When you change the saturation of a color, you adjust its strength or purity. The sponge tool is useful in letting you make subtle saturation changes to specific areas of an image.

1.
Select the sponge tool ( ), hidden under the dodge tool ( ).

ImageReady also has a sponge tool hidden under the clone stamp tool ( ).

2.
In the tool options bar, choose Saturate from the Mode menu. To set the intensity of the saturation effect, enter 90 in the Pressure text box.

3.
Click the arrow to display the Brush pop-up palette, and select a large, feathered brush from the second row of the Brushes palette.



4.
Drag the sponge back and forth over the gondolas to saturate their color. The more you drag over an area, the more saturated the color becomes.


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