Selective color adjustment layer in PSE?

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Nov 26, 2017 Nov 26, 2017

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As a long time user of Photoshop and recently switching to PSE2018, one of the things I miss most is the Selective Color Adjustment Layer in Photoshop! Is there a way in PSE to selectively adjust colors?

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 26, 2017 Nov 26, 2017
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However, if I uncheck colorize, it seems I can adjust colors individually. Is that a good way to go about it?
Yes, this allows one to drill down to the color channels for more specificity. If there is an object in one of the pictures, you can select it with one of the selection tools, place the object on its own layer (CTRL+J), open the H/S adjustment layer above the layer with the object, then link the two layers (CTRL+G). This will allow you to limit the color change, vs. a...

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As a long time user of Photoshop and recently switching to PSE2018, one of the things I miss most is the Selective Color Adjustment Layer in Photoshop! Is there a way in PSE to selectively adjust colors?

If you are referring to Enhance>adjust color>color variations, that has been omitted in several prior versions of the software as well.

Have you tried, as a work-around, to utilize a Hue/saturation adjustment layer with the "Colorize" box checked in the dialog? There are sliders for Hue, Saturation, and Lightness.

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Have you tried, as a work-around, to utilize a Hue/saturation adjustment layer with the "Colorize" box checked in the dialog? There are sliders for Hue, Saturation, and Lightness.

Thank you for your reply.

When I check the colorize box and adjust the sliders, the image turns a weird color, or anywhere between pure black or white.  The changes are applied to the entire image. The Master channel is locked. Is that they way it's supposed to be, or am I missing something?

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However, if I uncheck colorize, it seems I can adjust colors individually. Is that a good way to go about it?

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However, if I uncheck colorize, it seems I can adjust colors individually. Is that a good way to go about it?

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Yes, this allows one to drill down to the color channels for more specificity.

If there is an object in one of the pictures, you can select it with one of the selection tools, place the object on its own layer (CTRL+J), open the H/S adjustment layer above the layer with the object, then link the two layers (CTRL+G). This will allow you to limit the color change, vs. a global change.

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Thank you!

So what does the colorize box do? How do you use it if everything turns a weird colr?

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I avail myself of both options. It works very well if you wish to colorize a black/white photo.

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Yes that works well for black and white.

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