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Gregory Chalenko

Selective Color Adjustment - HLS / HSV / RGB / Lab Sliders

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Hi guys,

I find the Selective Color Adjustment extremely useful with its possibility to adjust not only selected hues, but also tones.

What seems weird in it though, is that regardless of the current document color mode, it operates in CMYK primaries.

Surely, this works, but wouldn't it be more intuitive to have RGB sliders as an option?

How about a more general selective color tool, that would allow hue range selection like in HSL Adjustment, but also with similar tone selection for shadows, midtones and highlights?

It could offer a choice whether you want to adjust the selection in HSL, HSV, Lab, CMYK or RGB.

Wouldn't such a tool be more straight forward than variety of different tools for the same purpose, that can only be applied one on top of another, distorting the input color for every next one?

Think of it: HSL, Selective Color, Color Balance, Split Toning and Shadows / Highlights are all essentially selective color tools, but for some reason each of them lacks some functionality that others offer. I understand that they are important to make transition from Photoshop easier, but Photoshop is a very old software with legacy of limitations and concepts changing over time. Affinity Photo, being a new application designed from scratch, can be more streamlined and logical, while also supporting older Photoshop approaches for those who need them.

Why can't we have one adjustment layer where all the tuning based on hue and luminance can be made in one place using same consistent logic? If you care about a possibility to separate adjustments into steps, you could just apply this tool several times, and each instance would adjust different things, but using same simple idea.

P.S.: speaking of HSL, I think it should use Lightness slider instead of Luminosity, because Lightness is what L stands for in HSL.

 

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I've been thinking a bit more of this comprehensive Selective Color Corrector idea, and here are new mockups.

First image - adjustment of all colors in HLS, second image - adjustment of midtones in RGB, and finally, adjustment of shadows in Lab:

SelectiveColor_Request.AllHSL.png

SelectiveColor_Request.MidtonesRGB.png

SelectiveColor_Request.ShadowsLab.png

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