Lightroom - Targeted Color Adjustments

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If you want to make a targeted color adjustment in Lightroom, then head over to the HSL/Color panel. In this example image, let's say we want to make the blue tones in the image bluer. The best way to do this is to use the Luminance section of the panel. Luminance increases saturation, but only targets tones that are not already saturated. There are two methods you can employ.


Slide the Blue slider in the Luminance panel until you get the desired tone.


This is my preferred method because tones in an image are like a paint mix, so eg. a blue sky contains other tones than just blue. Select the little dot icon at the top-left corner of the Luminance panel. Your cursor then turns into a slider which you drag directly on the image in your loupe view. Lightroom then automatically targets the colors under your cursor.

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