Solution

Click on the Create new fill or adjustment layer button at the bottom of the Layers palette. From the menu that appears, select Hue/ Saturation. to bring up the Hue/Saturation dialog box. To increase the vividness of the colors in your image, increase the Saturation value by dragging the Saturation slider to the right, as shown in the example at right.

Increasing the saturation

Modifying the saturation of specific colors

Increasing the saturation

If you want, you can modify the saturation value for individual color ranges by selecting a specific range from the Edit drop-down menu, as shown in the example on the left. When you're done, click OK to apply the effect.

Modifying the saturation of specific colors

In the examples shown below, I increased the Saturation to 46 to turn my overcast ocean photo into a tropical ocean photo. I can now make all my friends "Wish you were here!" postcards using the adjusted photo.

Original photo

With Saturation adjustment layer

Before and after saturation is increased
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