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Basic Photo Corrections in Photoshop CS

Chapter Description

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady include a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same workflow applies to Web images.

Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool

Next, you’ll use the Sponge tool to saturate the color of the geraniums. When you change the saturation of a color, you adjust its strength or purity. The Sponge tool is useful for making subtle saturation changes to specific areas of an image.

  1. Select the Sponge tool (sponge.gif), hidden under the Dodge tool (dodge.gif).

    ImageReady also has a Sponge tool hidden under the Clone Stamp tool (clonestamp.gif).

  2. In the tool options bar, select the following settings:
    • In the Brush pop-up palette, again select a large, feathered brush, such as 27.
    • In the Mode pop-up menu, select Saturate.
    • In Flow, drag the slider or type 90% to set the intensity of the saturation effect.
  3. Drag the sponge back and forth over the blossoms and leaves to saturate their color. The more you drag over an area, the more saturated the color becomes.

    Original

    Result

  4. Save your work.
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