Working with the Saturation Quick Brush Controls

You use the Saturation Quick Brush adjustment to modify the saturation of the colors in the area of the image the adjustment is brushed on.

Figure. Image before and after a Saturation Quick Brush adjustment.
To brush the Saturation adjustment on an image
  1. Select an image.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Saturation from the Adjustments pop-up menu.

    • In the tool strip, choose Saturation from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon).

    The Saturation Brush HUD appears, and the Saturation adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.

  3. Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Saturation Brush HUD.

    For more information about the controls in the Brush HUD, see Controls in the Brush HUD. For more information about applying brush strokes to an image, see Working with Brushes.

  4. Brush the adjustment on the area of the image where you want to change the saturation.

The saturation is changed in the area of the image where the Saturation Quick Brush adjustment is applied.

To modify the Saturation adjustment after it has been applied to an image
  1. Select an image with the Saturation adjustment applied to it.

  2. In the Saturation area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, modify the Saturation adjustment by specifying the amount of the adjustment you want to apply to the image using the Amount slider and value slider.

    Figure. Controls in the Saturation area of the Adjustments inspector.

The previously applied Saturation adjustment is modified.

Why Not Use the Enhance Adjustment?

You can always brush the entire Enhance adjustment’s parameter settings in to or out of an image. However, brushing the Enhance adjustment on an image applies the Contrast, Definition, Saturation, Vibrancy, and Tint parameter settings. You use the Quick Brush equivalents when you need to apply each of these adjustments in different ways to different parts of the photo.