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Try these methods for more color.
Layer> Duplicate Layer...
Filter> Gaussian Blur... [Radius = 10]
Set layer blend mode to soft light.
Create stamp of bottom two layers using this short cut: Shift-Ctrl-Alt-e
Turn the blurred layer off.
Change the stamp layer to color blend mode.
Mask out areas that don't need color boost.
Gaussian Blur Radius above is for small images.
Method 2 (channel Mixer adjustment layer)
Image> Adjustments> Channel Mixer...
red channel = [red = + 130, green = -15, blue = -15]
green channel = [red = -15, green = +130, blue = -15]
blue channel = [red = -15, green = -15, blue = +130]
Adjust layer opacity.
Mask areas that don't need color boost. Usually, brighter areas benefit more from saturated colors.
Edited on Aug 26, 2012 at 03:39 PM · View previous versions