For the last month I have shared a useful tip in Lightroom each week and I look forward to continuing the series. For this week I show you how to use the often overlooked color sliders to control the hue, saturation and luminance of each color in your photo. In the short video I also show how to get those mint saturated greens that are currently very popular.
Often I'll see photographers using Lightroom to edit exposure, white balance, contrast, shadows and highlights but pass over one of the most powerful menus in the program, the "Adjustments" menu. This menu has three options along the top menu bar, HSL / COLOR / B&W.
HSL stands for Hue, Saturation and Luminance. By clicking on this menu you can see all the main colors, each divided up in the three sections based on the title. B&W of course stands for black and white and allows you to really spice up your black and white photos by adjusting the luminance of each of your colors in your black and white picture. This is especially useful for landscape photographers that want to add contrast to their scene by adjusting the luminance of the different sliders in their black and white image.
In the video posted today however I focused on the "Color" menu that is located in the middle of the "Adjustment" menu bar. When you open this menu you are presented with the primary colors and a slider below each one. These sliders allow you to fine tune the hue, saturation or luminance of each of these individual colors.
Check out the video above where I show you how I use these sliders to enhance photos of reflective products such as wedding rings, get rid of ugly room light, make your skies more rich and how to get the nice saturated mint greens that are currently very popular. Be sure to take advantage of this powerful and little known way to effectively manage your images colors in Lightroom.