If you’re wanting to up your photo game and edit like the pros, Color+ is an amazing tool to know how to use. This HSL tool will let you pinpoint certain colors of your photo and completely transform them to create a unique look!
If you’re already lost, don’t worry! HSL stands for hue, saturation, and luminance. Let’s start with hue. Hue is the color itself and by using the hue slider, you can change the color completely. For example, if you’re editing something with red in it, move the slider to the right to make the color orange or to the left to make it more of a purple.
Saturation is the strength of the color. If you’re wanting your color more vibrant, move the slider to the right and if you’re wanting your color muted, move the slider to the left.
Lastly, luminance is the brightness of the color. This is best for if you’re wanting to make the color pop, but not necessarily make it more vibrant. Move the slider to the right to brighten the color and move the slider to the left to darken it.
Did You Know?
If you’re not wanting to change a certain color throughout the whole photo, try the selective edit tool!
From here, just play around with the tool! The more you use it, the more you know how each color will be affected in photos and you will be able to quickly make adjustments. Here are some more before and after’s using Color+:
Did You Know?
Color+ works on videos too!
You will find the Color+ tool in the tools section of the app. When you’re on the main menu, tap the tools icon, then tap “Color+”. You can purchase it individually for $3.99 or use it for free with our ACS+ membership! Any tutorials you want to see? Reach out to us at [email protected] and let us know!