The Color Tool allows you to take control of muted or oversaturated colors with several different adjustment options. Read along to see how you can get the perfect color profile.
Step 1: Open up your image in the Photo Editor. Go to the Edit menu and find the Color tool.
You’ll see three main functions within the Color tool, all of which control a slightly different aspect of your color profile
Step 2: The Hue tool is the most sensitive of the three when it comes to achieving perfect tonal balance. Adjusting it too much can easily lead to a unrealistic technicolor.
You’ll see that the slider in the Color tool is marked with a rainbow of color, but when adjusting the slider, the color you land on will do the opposite on the color wheel to the hues in your image. For example, sliding the scale to the green range will produce more purples in your image, the red range will give you more blues, and so on.
Step 3: Next we'll see the Saturation slider. Saturation controls the intensity of color within your image. Moving the slider down will cause colors to get more muted and greyscale, while moving it up will create a brighter intensity of color.
Adjust this slider until you get the results you're looking for, but be mindful not to oversaturate! This can cause your image to look unrealistic and overly-processed.
Step 4: Finally you'll have the Temperature slider. Sliding the Temperature adjuster towards the blue scale will add a cooler, blue tone to your image. If your image is overly warm, this is a great way to balance it out.
The opposite is true when increasing Temperature. Sliding it towards the orange side of the slider will add a warm tint by adding in brown and orange tones. If you're going for a warmer look in your photography or color correcting an overly cool image, the Temperature slider can help.
Click the blue checkmark to apply your changes and you're done!
The Color Tool gives you a powerful series of adjustments. Photo editing relies heavily on your own personal style and preferences, so play around with these tools until you get the results that best suit your creative vision.