How to use HSL / COLOR panel in Lightroom


Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping and seeing these new week’s episode to rock editing in Lightroom super simple first of all I saw new subscribers in my new little channel and some people that spent one minute to like or commend my old videos So thank you so much because this is the only way to feel rewarded a bit and to feel motivated To create new contents, special contents for the future, for you so I think you will also love this new video because we will dig and nail the HSL color panel easily and you will see how much it’s easy to use it for your photos So let’s go Here we go, let’s start today we will see how to use the HSL color panel in the past. We saw the basic and the tone curve today. We are facing to Manage the colors better. Ok Many people struggle with this menu. First of all, what does it mean HSL means eh for you as for saturation and L for luminance The panel is divided in criminal one dedicated to the tones one dedicated to the saturation and one to the luminance I think this is the not the best way to See this kind of menu and to use it The best way I think is to go in the not HSL but color Panel is exactly the same that is divided or color by color or all the color together So today we will see how to reach this kind of result this result Starting from this before so before after and we will see exactly what I did Okay in Lightroom only and for example also with this picture this is the after this is the before after before or with this picture so after and before a landscape after and before with a dog But start with a dogs in action because I prefer it. I love it So it’s my trademark to work with dogs in action, and I’m very excited all the time. I see a dog running everywhere So this is in the water This is a shot that I took in Israel in November during a workshop and it was totally amazing We had amazing dog disease the australian working kappa. Let’s see how to manage it starting from the beginning so let’s start from that before so from zero, we this is the you are Seeing exactly the straight of the camera So what I took with my camera, it was a 300 millimeter use it at 2.8 I I don’t remember the ISO, but it’s not important So let’s go and start from the beginning The first thing I’m going to do is to approach to the HSL color panel in which way so first of all I want to explore the color. So you see the color are divided in all the color. So red orange Yellow green aqua blue and purple and magenta, too and for each one, you can decide the you so the tone so if you want it to More pothole or more orange for example about the red but the orange could be more red or more yellow Okay Or the yellow could be more orange or more a bit green and so on or you can change the saturation of each color So more saturated or less saturated and the luminance so the brightness of the color Let’s see how to use it in this picture. For example, I will start adding a bit of Let me say you what does it mean? I’m changing a bit the red because I feel in the sand there is a bit of red and switching it to the orange a bit that I will Edit let me say edit later. So just 45 for the U for example or for the saturation or oh I can show you exactly What I do color by color because It’s the best way to understand what I did step by step So about the saturation of what I want to add a bit of saturation About the red – because I suppose the is a bit of red in the scent then I was wished to the orange giving a bit of Yellow to the orange because I want to transform the beach from orange to yellow a bit and more saturated So +22 I think is a good way to use it. Then you can use the saturation about the orange so Apprising a bit a bit a lot maybe 68 or something like that and without touching let me say the luminous for the luminance for me It’s okay. Then I will switch to the yellow and about the yellow I won’t touch the you because the yellow is yellow, but I want to exploit the saturation Making it more saturated. Okay, so plus 100% and Reducing a bit the luminance of the yellow. So make it more darker more gas darken to have something more supporting that to have something that is supporting the picture a bit from the bottom and then I always wished to the Aqua color because you see in the background we have the sea So let’s go to see there are no green So I don’t touch the green panel But I will touch the aqua panel in which way I will reduce a bit the color you see How can I control it from here to here, but I prefer to go a bit down to make it more interesting I need to us plot the saturation at maximum I can and I reduce a bit The luminance of This curve then we switch to the blue Because there is a bit of blue to and I will go on with the blue so pumping up with the blue a lot 90% of saturation and Reducing a bit the luminance. So to make it more darken In this way Okay now because about the color it could be something nice that I like I switch to the tanker add in a bit in the center of Exposure just a bin in a closet Then I go to the best menu is the basic standard menu to do what to do Add to add a bit of let me say shadow to reveal the dog But very easily so something really strong something like 70% of Shadows on the dog you see how much is brighter though quite too much But don’t think about now that now because we are going to add the clarity to so I contrast in the mid-range Something like 70 or 80 really a lot because I want to see all the drops. Okay everywhere of the water It’s going to be more interesting, but we will go on with something totally new because now it’s time to close this minimum because I don’t want to Make confusion and close the HSL about the color today I want to approach the Graduate filter and to the radial filter. Let’s see what’s happened So I will add a graduate graduated filter from the bottom so left click on the bottom click Don’t release the last button of the mouse and drag and drop In this way and release and what to do there. I only want to reduce the exposure a bit and You see to make it more just a bit darken and adding a bit of yellow So changing the temperature just a bit and then I do the same so new from the top of the picture Going down in this way and this time I will reduce a bit the exposure in this way Is not a lot, but give me more control on the sky just the blue sky just a bit in this way and now Change and go to the radial filter Radial filter put a radial filter above everything in this way Over the dog you see so I can do it again. You click and drag And drop the mouse the left click on the Left button the mouse outside you can go and make and change the shape It’s a circle or a bit ik elliptic arm and so on so I will do something like that and I will release the mouse Then I will remove exposure creating a bit of Vignetting Outside the dog just a bit in this and the second thing I do anyone again here Something like that release then if you go on near the squares you click and Drag and drop you can rotate it in this way. I make it bigger just a bit and I add Exposure, but we’re not everywhere but inside so now I am adding exposure outside this circle So I will invert to add more light and brightness on the dock in just a bit or let me say clarity and sharpness on the dog and we Can click done and it’s finish you see before and after before and after so it’s really strong and you can achieve Really really really amazing colors ten minutes and it’s okay. It’s okay. It’s something that you can reply to another picture For example the same settings I use it in this picture. So this is the Before and this is the after how I did it Let’s gonna see it from the beginning again fro So from the HSL color panel? So this time because the dog is a bit red and I want to see the red. I want to add a bit of Red to Let me say transform in the red that you have the red to the orange then I want to add a bit of saturation to this color and a bit of luminance To this color in this way Okay, then second thing that I want to do is so first of all, sorry in the tanker I want to apprise the exposure of the picture and Okay in this way just the the shadow and the mid-tones Okay Coming back to the HSL color palette and go into the orange and it adding a bit of saturation In the orange so due to the four of the dog and a bit of light okay in this part that are reflecting the Brightness of the sky then going on. I don’t want to change the yellow because I don’t want the dog to be yellow I don’t touch Green but I will work with the aqua because the lake has the color of the aqua so what we can do is Transform me You see the color from purple not let me say adapt you to a bright you of the Aqua with a bit of green – 100 % so going very very strongly with this setting and about the saturation slider Go to plus 100% in about the luminance – 100% to make it darker and about the blue again because the blue is the sky I will change the blue. I can change the blue from something purple to something you see it seems It seems a swimming pool. Okay, I will do something really really smart and soft just – 10 something like that, but what I do is that I want to add 30 40 33 34 of saturation on the blue and I want to remove Luminance, so I will make the the sky to be a bit Darker, so something more interesting about the blue you see just changing some calls now I go like before I close the HSL color menu that’s measured completely they image from the beginning and I will Change just a bit the shadow shadow is something that I want for this picture is very strong to be reveal it because it was in back lights or something like plus 26 27. I don’t know something like that. I will add a bit of contrast to the picture and I will add Clark a bit and Be bronze on the color to make them more interesting 25 and 25 you see before and after and now I go to like before I sorry I want to close the bezel menu and I will switch – I’m going to switch to the Let me say graduated graduated filter and Reidel filter, let’s start with the graduated so clicking on It will open a new menu and again, I will drag and drop from the top of the bottom with the left button of the mouse and releasing in this way and what I do there is just to remove a bit of exposure and adding a bit of blue and maybe Removing a bit. Oh Yeah, it’s something like that I Want the sky to be more deep something like that +6 and then I do the same new from the Button of the picture not linear not exactly in this direction But something like that and I will stop on the paws of the dog right here in the diagonal. Okay, something like that I release then I remove exposure a bit In this way and a bit of saturation also because I don’t like too much to have those part too much saturated, okay? something like that and I like it a lot then I proceed so then I proceed with the radial filter and what I do like before I create a big shape like that Maybe not so much something like that and I add or babe, maybe all right I add the vine acting removing exposure in this way and Another one just on the dog in this way Look and I add exposure but not outside I have to invert it but inside and It’s done again. So if you like what I did This is the before and this is the after this is the before and this is the after and also for action This is the before and this is the after I think it’s amazing It’s very easy and super simple to use if you like it my tutorial If just a share it’s a sharing of experience. It’s something that I want to give to people I will like you to put a like Comment and subscribe my channel because this is a bit reward that motivates me a lot To go on and to create something more strong and special for you for the future Thank you so much and see you the next Monday. Bye. Bye

23 Replies to “How to use HSL / COLOR panel in Lightroom”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing Claudio! I have learned so much from your tutorials already! So well explained!

  2. Grazie per questi video! Sono molto interessanti, soprattutto per me che Lightroom lo snobbo.. ahahah preferisco PS ma dovrò ricredermi!

  3. Hi Claudio, really very very cool what you do in lightroom. And for me perfect because 99% of the photos I take is of my dog. And you are totally right that you can't use a tut for person portraits or cars on dogs. Maybe if you like you can make a tutorial especially on black dogs?
    Thank you very much for sharing your tipps and tricks with us. It's amazing and very helpful 🙂

  4. Thank you so very much! Sharing your knowledge is so very appreciated… you are knowledgable and a great teacher!
    I also appreciate it being in English.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing!
    What is your first step when you start editing a photo? do you always start with the same process?

  6. Thanks for sharing your workflow – especially with dogs! I photograph our dog a lot too, so I am always happy when I can learn about dog editing. 🙂

  7. Incledible! Wonderful explication, wonderful result in the picture and all this in English, very good and we waiting for more explation like this 🙂 Hugs from Brazil, ciao!

  8. Thank you my champion!!! I love you and your work. I can't believe you were in Israel and I missed you. You are the besssssssst!

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