Hue/Saturation Without Losing Exposure in Photoshop

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Before Changes

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After Changes

This tutorial is to help you learn how to adjust the Hue and Saturation of a photo without burning out colors.  This tutorial uses a different technique that will prevent you from losing your exposure settings.  This tutorial was made with the help of Dan Buxton.

1. Adjust the Levels, (Image>Adjustments>Levels).

2. Make sure the levels range is set to fit the range of color, for this photo I had to move the right end of the levels range in to fit the colors.

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3. Change the Image Mode to Lab Color, (Image>Mode>Lab Color).

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4. Create a New Curves Adjustment Layer, (Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Curves).

5. Change to Channel A

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6. Move the corner adjusters in approximately one square, you may wish to adjust them more or less depending on the photo.

7. Change to Channel B

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8. Move the corner adjusters in approximately half a square, you may wish to adjust them more or less depending on the photo.

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  1. Vidhu says:

    Is this method of post processing the image is a good virtue of a photographer? I got beautiful pics after applying this method, but i have this feeling that i am destroying the genuinity of the original image.

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