Selective Color

Although designed to help you compensate for the vagaries of printing presses, Selective Color can do other great things for you! The command's dialog box, which you can see in Figure 6-14, has a pop-up menu that offers the six basic colors of Photoshop, as well as Whites, Neutrals, and Blacks. You select which range of colors to adjust and then drag the sliders. You can work on one set of colors, switch to another and make adjustments, switch to another, and so on without having to click OK in between. For example, you can adjust the reds in the image and leave the blues untouched, or you can adjust the reds and then tweak the blues without having to exit the dialog box.

Figure 6-13: Make a selection, change the selection's hue, saturation, and lightness.

When you have reasonably small adjustments to make, select the Relative radio button at the bottom. If you've got substantial changes — rather radical alterations — select the Absolute radio button.

Figure 6-14: The excessive red is easily eliminated without changing anything else.

Figure 6-14: The excessive red is easily eliminated without changing anything else.

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