The Power Of The HSL Panel: Fixing Horrible Room Color

Jan 6, 2019 | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials

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So we’ve all been there……You walk into a client’s home for a session and the color on the walls is just all wrong.  I mean, this color was pretty…..but totally not right for photographs.  It was such a powdery blue and the whole room took on such a cool tone.  However, this was the north facing window and I it was such sunny day, that the south side was tricky (and it was a condo, so there was no east or west side).  So I knew I needed to make it work.

Above is my edit after adjusting the color in Lightroom.  And below is the image SOOC.

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Aside from my usual brightening and toning, what truly impacted the edit, and made this room usable for a color edit was the adjustments I made to the HSL panel.  In pulling down the saturation of the blues and greens almost all the way, I was effectively able to turn the blue walls gray without overly disrupting my skin tones.  Watch below to see ?

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