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Photoshop Tips: Alter colour with the Hue/Saturation adjustment

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
August 22, 2013

A great way to adapt colours after they’ve been applied is using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer

Take for example this watercolour painting. We could try adding a Color Overlay style to each layer of the composition, but instead add a Hue/Saturation adjustment.

Either go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer in Photoshop, or simply go to the bottom of the Layers palette to find all adjustment layers.

Inside Hue/Saturation, simply shift all colours by sliding Hue around, or certain colours by clicking the hand symbol and holding Cmd (Mac)/ Ctrl (Wins).

Then, clicking and dragging on a colour will shift its hue value regardless of other colours in the composition.

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