How to Use Luminosity Values in Photoshop for Incredible Control Over Colors

Working with colors is a huge part of post processing for landscape photography. Fortunately, both Photoshop and Lightroom offer excellent control over the colors of your images. In this video Simon Plant shows and easy way to use luminosity values to gain fine control over the colors in Photoshop.

For the video demonstration Simon works with a forest photo and adjusts the luminosity of blue, green, and yellow with the photo. You can also apply the same techniques to autumn photos, colorful sunrises and sunsets, and really any type of landscape photo. Best of all, the technique is easy and relatively quick. It can be used to subtly enhance your photos, or it can be used for more drastic changes to the photo.

In the video Simon also shows how to use a mask and the brush tool in Photoshop to make local adjustments, rather than simply impacting the entire photo. this gives you incredible control over the process and allows you to get great results that work perfectly for your specific photo.

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