How to reduce red intensity

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What is the best way to reduce the intensity of the color red in photographs?

I don't want to change the color. I just want to turn down the intensity.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 11, 2022 Jun 11, 2022
I use a Script to get the old modal dialog, but you should get the settings displayed in the Properties Panel. 

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Please post (a relevant part of) the image in question. 

 

Adjustment Layers like Hue/Satuarion and Selective Color should provide options. 

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here is one:

 

 

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Thank you 

honestly when I have used this function previously I turn the colors either to a different color or lose color entirely. 

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Also, did you use the eye dropper in your adjustment? If so, how

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Please post a screenshot to show the settings you are using. 

 

I didn’t use the Eyedropper, but I selected the »Red«-color range (near the top on the left in the dialog, see screenshot). 

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One (hopefully) last question and thanks again for all of the help

I am using Photoshop for Mac ver 23

Is it possible in that version to show the hue/saturation controls in a separate box as you have it shown?

My version has it in the layer panel

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I use a Script to get the old modal dialog, but you should get the settings displayed in the Properties Panel. 

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I don't want to change the color.

 

Well, but that's what you most likely will have to do - "dirty up" the color by adding a different color and/ or shifting the hue. It's all about perception. Reds with lots of yellow look aggressive and hurt the eye, but shifting them towards magenta or brown tones can make them more pleasant. Similarly, the surrounding colors affect how it will be perceived. Anyway, as Mr. Pfaffenbichler already said without any actual reference nobody can tell you much on what would be the best way to proceed.

 

Mylenium

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If it is a cmyk image you could always play with the curves. It will allow you to play with each color layer.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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What is the best way to reduce the intensity of the color red in photographs?

By @Mark30Croton

 

In Photoshop you can add a curves adjustment layer, then select the Red channel from the dropdown and pull the curve down a tad. I would keep the image in RGB.

 

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You can also use ACR.

 

Jane

 

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+1 for Curves. Some users get confused by it, but once you play around with it and get to know its paradigm, it's magical.  lol

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@War Unicorn wrote:

+1 for Curves. Some users get confused by it, but once you play around with it and get to know its paradigm, it's magical.  lol


They certainly offer more control but they also necessitate creating a decent selection/layer mask if the effect is to be limited to certain elements in an image. 

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Yep, c.pfaffenbichler is right, using a Photoshop Adjustment Layer, i.e.: Hue/Saturation and once there - Selecting the relevant Color using the + eyedropper should provide the options you need

You may find some useful tips here

 

I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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