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Chapter 17. Workflow > Step 10—Interpret Colors

Step 10—Interpret Colors

This step and the previous one might sound very similar, but the approach used and the potential results are quite different. In this case we'll apply a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and isolate different colors by choosing a color from the Edit pop-up menu at the top of the dialog box (as described in Chapter 10, “Color Manipulation”). This is performed after the last step because this one has the potential to really mess with the colors in unusual ways and it would make straightforward color adjustments (like the ones in the previous step) more difficult. This is when you can quickly isolate particular colors (no selection or mask needed for most areas) and quickly interpret the colors (like making a blue sky darker and more intensely blue, or making grass and trees more green) (Figures 17.32 and 17.33). It's only after making an adjustment with Hue/Saturation that I'd think about painting on the mask that's attached to the Adjustment Layer because most of the isolating can be done right in the Hue/Saturation dialog box, so taking the time to select colors ahead of time might be a waste of time.

Figure 17.32. Unadjusted color. (©2005 Ben Willmore)



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