Video tutorial: Controlling saturation in Photoshop

In this simple example, we’ll first give every colour in our image the same level of colour saturation, then use a saturation curve to reduce the colour saturation in the shadows and highlights, where high colour saturation tends to look by far the least natural.

While this is essentially to show how much control we actually have over saturation in Photoshop, these less subtle examples – such as the crude, colourised look we can get from using a Solid Color layer with Saturation blending – can always be useful for creating any slightly unreal looking advertising or fashion images you might desire.

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