3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2014 2:55 AM by Atiqur Sumon

    sponge tool edit


      is there any option to saturate or desaturate a purticular color with sponge tool, and also lighten or darken a purticular color with dodge and burn tool respectively?

        • 1. Re: sponge tool edit
          Chuck Uebele Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          No, if you want to do that, use a hue saturation adjustment layer to select a range of color then use a layer mask to limit it further.  You could also use selective color to make a selection then use the sponge tool.  It's always better to work non-destructively and use adjustment layers and masks in case you change your mind about your edit.

          • 2. Re: sponge tool edit
            SujithRajan Level 1

            thankyou Mr. csuebele... am already following that way which you described..but in some cases , that would be better and easy ,for example if we hav an image in which, a persons hair  looks blueish and the whole image contains a blue background or something similar to that, i think we can easily desaturate a blue hair just in two three clicks if it works with sponge tool ., as i said earlier..

            • 3. Re: sponge tool edit
              Level 1
              1. Open an image and select the Sponge tool from the Tools panel.

                Press the O key to choose the Sponge if it’s the active toning tool or press Shift+O to cycle through the Sponge, Dodge, and Burn tools until the Sponge tool is active.

              2. In the Options bar, make the following changes:
                • *Select a brush from the Brush Preset Picker or the larger Brush panel.

                  Use large, soft brushes to saturate/desaturate a larger area.

                  Smaller brushes are useful mostly when you need to change the saturation of a specific small object in an image.

                • *Select either Desaturate (reduce color richness) or Saturate (increase color richness) from the Mode pop-up menu.
                • *Select a flow rate (the speed with which the saturation/desaturation effect builds up while you apply the brush) with the Flow slider or text box.
                • *If you want an even softer effect, select the Airbrush icon.
                • *Select the Vibrance option.

                  This setting allows saturation for each color to reach its fullest level, but the setting stops saturation after that point to avoid clipping (when colors fall outside the printable range). At the same time, it allows saturation to continue for any colors that haven’t reached the clipping point.

                • *If you are using a pressure-sensitive tablet, click the last icon. Doing so overrides any settings you made in the Brush Preset picker or Brush panel.
              3. Paint carefully over the areas you want to saturate or desaturate with color.

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