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The HSL Panel in Lightroom doesn't get talked about or used very often - especially the Hue section of HSL Panel. Usually moving the sliders in the Hue Panel can create some interesting color shifts that are unnatural and crazy.
But this tool also has some amazing super powers when it comes to subtly changing the color of the grass and sky to better fit the vision for your photograph.
There are two times when you may want to help the color of the grass.
Watch this video or follow the steps below to learn how to:
1. Green-up dead or yellow grass to a more healthy shade of green.
2. Change over-exposed midday sun grass to be a prettier shade of green!
Use the following steps to learn how to green-up dead or yellow grass in your photos.
The Hue Panel is located within the HSL Panel and found directly under the Tone Curve Panel. HSL stands for Hue, Saturation, and Luminance. When you open the HSL Panel, it will look something like this:
You will see the words Hue, Saturation, and Luminance across the top of the panel. The sliders will look slightly different depending on which one of those words you click on. If you click on All, you will be able to see all three panels in order, on top of each other.
We will only be using the Hue Panel today, so go ahead and click on that panel to open the sliders there.
The Targeted Adjustment Tool is an amazing tool that is often overlooked in Lightroom. It has the ability to "target" specific colors and tones in your image and apply changes to ONLY those specific colors and tones, which makes this the perfect tool for adjusting the color of grass.
When you click on the targeted adjustment tool, you will know its active because two small arrows will appear above and below the small circle. Once the tool is active you can move over to your image, then click and drag up or down on specific areas to adjust the hue of the colors you are clicking on.
To change the grass from yellow to green, you will want to move your cursor over a patch of grass and then click and drag upward. You will see the grass start to change from a yellow color to a more green color. The change will be subtle but obvious.
You might find opportunities to apply these same tips to the skies in your photos. If you want to adjust the blue color of your sky to be more purple or aqua, you can do that by using the same HSL panel and targeted adjustment tool to adjust the color of your sky.
Hopefully these tips help you improve your editing skills and get the most out of Lightroom!
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Hi!! I am Gayle. I am a wife to my handsome husband and mom to 4 beautiful kids. In my spare time, I am a photographer and blogger at Mom and Camera. I have a passion for sharing my love of photography with others. I teach local photography classes and regularly share photography tips and tricks on my blog. I hang out there a lot—I’d love you to stop by and visit!