Using the Hue/Saturation Dialog

Hue is the amount of color that is reflected from or transmitted through an object. Hue is assigned a measurement (between 0 and 360 degrees) that is taken from a standard color wheel. In conversation, hue is the name of the color, such as red, blue, or gold and described in terms of its tints or shades, such as yellow-green or blue-green. Adjusting hue and saturation is similar to making modifications to color balance. You can make these adjustments by using the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness sliders, which are located in the Hue/Saturation dialog box. When modifying saturation levels using the Hue/Saturation dialog box,

In this lesson, you'll modify the appearance of an image by altering color saturation.

you have the option of adjusting the entire color range, or preset color ranges. The available preset color ranges are shown in Figure 5. To choose any one of these color ranges, click the Edit list arrow in the Hue/Saturation dialog box before modifying any of the sliders.

Using Saturation to Convert a Color Layer to Grayscale

Have you ever wondered how an image could contain both a color and a grayscale object, as shown in Figure 6? You can easily create this effect using the Hue/Saturation dialog box. This image

FIGURE 5

Preset color ranges in the Hue/Saturation dialog box was created by clicking the layer containing the life buoy, opening the Hue/Saturation dialog box, then changing the Saturation setting to -100.

FIGURE 6

Grayscale layer

Select colors to be changed

FIGURE 5

Preset color ranges in the Hue/Saturation dialog box

Select colors to be changed

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