Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
Next, you’ll use the Sponge tool to saturate the color of the tulips. 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.
- Select the Sponge tool (), hidden under the Dodge tool ().
- On the tool options bar, do the following:
- Again select a large, feathered brush, such as 27 pixels, from the Brush pop-up palette.
- Choose Mode > Saturate.
- For Flow (which sets the intensity of the saturation effect), enter 90%.
- Drag the sponge back and forth over the tulips and leaves to increase their saturation. The more you drag over an area, the more saturated the color becomes.
- Save your work.