Image Enhancement: Hue/Saturation
Image enhancement is one of the most prized and requested demands from people of all ages. Everyone wants to have their imagined pictures in their minds come to life. Everyone wants his picture to be a sign of their personalities. Having your own pictures with your preferred identity is very powerful. It underlines the character of an individual. It will be virtually impossible to have similar extracts from the same picture if they undergo image editing. The potential is very huge.
Sometimes these tools can be overpowering to one’s desires and they end up confused. We will go through some notable imaging enhancement and provide the before and after for each of these effects. It is easy to be intimidated at first if you are a beginner, but remember that everyone started a beginner.
Let some of these knowledge be the beginning of you putting yourself out there. Differentiating yourself and making a spot that is only unique to you.
One of the key elements of any picture is the hue. Hue is the character of a color, it is the actual color contained in a picture, while saturation is basically how much grey is present in a color. Both are extremely essential and alone can take a picture from A to Z. We will demonstrate this effect with multiple images using Adobe Photoshop, all in this article. We believe this powerful effect is beneficial to any graphic designer no matter how much experience they have. It is one of the key elements of an image/creation.
On the Image tab, under adjustments, you will find Hue/saturation it will open another window that will control all the possibilities.
After pressing on Hue/Saturation you will see this:
Now you will have control over your image in the aspects of Hue and Saturation. These 2 elements together make pictures what the are and the colors they contain, slide the bar until you find the color you are looking for, if it is too bright for you, adjust the saturation. Less saturation means a light color concentration so it will begin to grey out, this is great if you are trying to get a darker shade of your new color. This works on whole images you have inserted or fragments from a picture. It will always better and more resourceful to have your pictures in the highest quality possible before you begin.
Here is an image of a macaron I love have been indulging in, it already has a colourful violet exterior and a red strawberry filling. We can take this macaron and give it new dimensions. Adjusting the hue and saturation of a picture opens up endless possibilities here are some:
Now we have a chocolate exterior with chocolate filling macaron, or just a more colourful macaron next to it. This is v
ery resourceful if you are trying to set up an online demonstration of your product per se or anything. Or like me, you can do it just for the fun factor, which is immense.
This will always prove useful in any working environment. Adjusting hue and saturation is invaluable and it would take few incidents to prove to you its capabilities. Here are more examples.
You can control any part of the image, see here how I made 2 colors into the plate containing some popcorn. These subtle edits in your picture will always be something to be taken advantage of, it will take your pictures leaps ahead in attractiveness and towards a wide world of possibilities.