- 2. Basic Photo Corrections
- Resolution and image size
- Getting started
- Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
- Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
- Replacing colors in an image
- Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
- Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
- Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
- Applying a content-aware patch
From the book
2. Basic Photo Corrections
the sponge back and forth over
the graffiti to the left of
the girl to increase the saturation.
The more you drag over an area,
the more saturated the color
becomes. Be careful not to
oversaturate the graffiti.
the Move tool ()
to ensure you don’t accidentally
add saturation elsewhere.
Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
When you change the saturation of a color, you adjust its strength or purity. The Sponge tool is useful for making subtle saturation changes to specific areas of an image. You’ll use the Sponge tool to saturate the color of some of the graffiti.
- Zoom out or scroll, if necessary, to see the colorful graffiti.
- Select the Sponge tool (), hidden under the Dodge tool ().
- In the options bar, do the following:
- In the Brush pop-up panel, move the Size slider to 150 px, and then move the Hardness slider to 0%.
- Choose Saturate from the Mode menu.
- For Flow, enter 40%. The Flow value determines the intensity of the saturation effect.