This plug-in lets you control all aspects of color saturation. Target unsaturated or saturated colors or use our special Photographic mode.This is the Saturation plug-in’s control panel. Click on the image for a larger view.It works with the following image modes:8 & 16 bit/channel: RGB, CMYK.
The plug-in offers four different saturation modes:
Unsaturated colors will saturate unsaturated colors more than saturated.Saturated colors will saturate saturated colors more than unsaturated.Photographic mode will saturate the image in accordance with the laws of optics about how light and saturation are interrelated.Uniform will saturate everything evenly.
Saturation & Vibrance
You can retouch all colors at once or you can retouch individual colors. For all colors choose between saturation or vibrance. Vibrance is a special gentle form of saturation.In the example below we desaturated cyan and blue and saturated yellow and green…
The Include slider is only available for the Saturated colors and Unsaturated colors modes. It determines how much is to be included as an unsaturated or saturated color.
Unsaturated colorsInclude = 70Saturate = 200
Saturated colorsInclude = 70Saturate = 200
Photographic modeSaturate = 100
UniformSaturate = 70
As you can see from the examples below, the four saturation modes produce quite different results.
These controls are common for many of the Power Retouch plug-ins. Using graduated effect will cause the filter to apply it's filtering at full strength in one side of the image and then fade the effect out towards the other side. You can change direction by right clicking the preview (Windows) or ctl. clicking (Mac).Midpoint will shift the balance between how large an area will be filtered at full strength and how much will have a faded out effect.Contrast will change the accelleration and spread of the fade-out. Photographic Mode will integrate the effect into the image in a natural way.
Here we raised the saturation of the foreground to create a greater sense of depth in the image.We especially raised orange and yellow saturation, since warm colours tend to jump forward.
Retouch levels are common to most Power Retouche plug-ins.With these you can control how much the various levels will be changed by the filter.In the example below we retouched the highlights at 100%, the lights at 75%, the midtones at 50% and the rest at 0%.
These are common to most of the Power Retouch plug-ins.Everything within From and Up To will be changed.Softness will soften the outer limits so the retouch integrates nicely in the image.
Here we used colorrange to target the pink T-shirt and the flesh tones.