Master This Element of Photoshop to Perfect Your Photos

The understanding and mastery of the seven elements of design — lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, color, and space — separates artists from hobbyists. Photoshop is a powerful tool for manipulating one of those elements, and this tutorial will help you master it. 

Color, of course, plays a vital role in the finished look of an image, and PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda breaks down everything you need to know about achieving the best color results in Photoshop with this tutorial. 

The video is lengthy, clocking in at just under 40 minutes, but it's comprehensive, easy to follow, and moves along fairly quickly. For photographers who already know the basics of hue, saturation and brightness, or who want to skip parts of the video, Dinda gives timestamps for each section of the tutorial at the beginning, allowing viewers to quickly jump to the content most relevant to them.  

In the tutorial, Dinda covers several topics, including: The Concepts of Hue, Saturation, and Lightness; Global Adjustments and Master Settings; Simple Targeted Adjustments; Advanced Targeting; Advanced Targeting In-Depth Examples; and Understanding Colorize.

He also provides a downloadable action in the video's description to create a saturation mask that delivers a natural-looking saturation enhancement. 

Did this video help you achieve better color results in your images? Drop a comment below and let us know how it worked for you. 

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3 Comments

user-156929's picture

This video highlights the reason I watch them. I knew a couple uses for the HS adjustment layer but added a few, as well as "tweaks" I wasn't aware of. Thanks for posting and, of course, to Unmesh for making it. :-)

Dan Lubbers's picture

That's one of the best tutorials I've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing!

Benoit Pigeon's picture

I was watching and was amazed no one commented for almost a day. Color separation techniques largely used in prepress in the past and coming from the scanning days. This guy goes into great technicality. Really useful and fast results.