Adjust orange and other troublesome colors in Photoshop with this simple trick


posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT


It can be surprisingly difficult to target tertiary colors in Photoshop. Thanks to Javi at The Invisible Touch, we can see how to easily target and adjust a specific color in Photoshop, in this case orange.

To target orange (or another color), use the marquee tool and select an area that is the color you want to change. You fill the selected area with a solid color that is the target color. Now you go to Hue/Saturation adjustments and select a specific color that doesn’t exist in the image you’re working on. In the case of the video below, Javi selects green. Then select the eyedropper tool inside the Hue/Saturation dialog box and click on the colored box you created. Now delete your box, select the new color channel and make your color adjustments.

As a professional retoucher, Javi uses this simple tool frequently as it is very good for dealing with colors in skin tones that Photoshop isn’t well-equipped to adjust. Next time you want to manipulate orange in your image, give this trick a try!

(Seen via Fstoppers)