Hue and Saturation

Hue and Saturation DialogueWith this tool you can modify the tone and level of specific colour channels in the image as well as the overall settings for the image. For each of the primary and secondary colour channels you can adjust the hue, saturation and lightness. This gives you a wide ranging control over the colour profile of the image. Generally, the adjustments you make with this tool will be quite subtle, or the result can appear very unnatural.

In Photoshop this tool can be found on the Image>Adjustments menu, or on the Layers>New Adjustment Layer menu. In the GIMP this tool can be found on the Tools>Colour Tools menu and also directly on the Colours menu.

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This tutorial shows how to use the tool to selectively change colours in an image.

This tutorial shows how to make a black & white image using hue & saturation.

Here's a comprehensive look at lots of techniques to make black & white images.

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