wikiHow to Adjust Hues in Adobe Photoshop CS4

This article will teach you the basics of changing hues and saturation in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Steps

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    Open the file or image you want to edit through Photoshop. Do so by typing Ctrl+O (or Command+O for Mac users) on the keyboard.
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    Open the hue/saturation adjustment. This can be done in one of two ways. The first option is to go to image>adjustments>hue/saturation (type in the shortcut Ctrl+U or Command++U). Alternatively, you can just click on the "create adjustment layer" icon. For current purposes, the second option is ideal.
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    Click on the Create adjustment layer icon. And then click on Hue/Saturation....
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    Wait for the adjustment window and layer to appear. This may take a couple of seconds, depending on the computer performance speed.
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    Drag the window towards your image. Drag the window by clicking and holding it as you move your mouse.
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    Move the Hue slider left or right. The adjustment layer should be beside your image file. By moving the Hue slider, you will be able to see the gradual change of colors on your image.
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    Experiment with the Saturation slider. Drag the slider to the left for a lesser amount of color on the picture or for a duller gray image.
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    Drag the slider to the right for more vibrant colors on the image.
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    Experiment with the Lightness slider. Drag the slider to the left for a darker image; lightness adjusts the amount of black/white (in this case more black) on the image.
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    Drag the lightness slider to the right for a lighter image.
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    Click Colorize on the Hue/Saturation adjustments window. Then play with the hue slider to look for the color you want to apply on your image.
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    Using the Brush tool(B), paint over your image to reveal some of the original colors of the image. Paint over your image by unlinking and selecting the layer mask on your adjustment layer. Make sure also that the color you're using is black as you paint over the image and on the layer mask.
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    You’re done! You have learned the basics of how to adjust hues on an image using Photoshop.

Things You'll Need

  • Photoshop
  • Image

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