Jump to content


PI - Struggling to get colour saturation

Recommended Posts

I have followed the tutorials a number of times and always seem to struggle on the colour saturation section. What ever I do with my images I am really struggling to get much colour into them at all - I have experimented with all types of wierd and wonderful curves, the colour saturation tool too, I just can't seem to get much colour out. It's there, just won't come!! So, any tips or tricks?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I usually have the opposite problem - putting too much in!

Don't know where you've got to in your tests, but I always start by creating a luminance mask, adjusting up the blacks/whites with histogram and then applying to the image. You can check the mask by turning it on/off and looking at the inverted view too. Now you won't muck up the b/g. I then use curves with the individual RGB channels to bring up an individual colour if needed, then go to saturation to increase/decrease that. If you click in the image in readout mode you'll see where on the curve you need to adjust by adding points, probably constraining the highlight end so you don't blow those out.

I've found the saturation tool itself fairly unusable.

Hope this helps, but sorry if I'm 'teaching granny to suck eggs'.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.