We’ve spoken about saturation vs vibrance before, but I think it’s a topic that still confuses a lot of people. While that post looked more at Photoshop’s vibrance adjustment layer, this 3-minute video from Evan 5ps concentrates more on how it works in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) & Lightroom.
When compositing, saturation is one of the more difficult things to really judge with the naked eye. It can be difficult to get things just right, and we can waste hours tweaking things until we get something we’re happy with. Sometimes, we just need a little assistance.
That’s where this quick Photoshop tip from digital artist Antti Karppinen comes in. With the two images on your canvas, all you need is a single adjustment layer to show you the saturation levels throughout your image. Then you can adjust with confidence, knowing that they’ll match perfectly.
When the vibrance slider was added to Adobe Camera Raw version 4, it was one of the most significant changes ever made to the popular raw processor. Today it seems difficult to live without it. Vibrance also came to Photoshop CS4 as an adjustment layer, and we gained a whole lot more control over how it’s used.
There is a massive difference between vibrance and the humble saturation slider. They each affect different colours that exist in the image in different ways, but do you understand the difference? Watch Jesús Ramirez from the Photoshop Training Channel explain in this video with some great easy to understand demonstrations.