Photoshop : Short lesson on how to make pictures pop using Lab Colour Mode

Now something that I am very keen on doing is to learn more about how Photoshop works and its imense power it has when editing images.  I have to admit, that I made the fatal error at the start of my photographic career to over rely on Photoshop actions and not really learn about what I could do by learning just a few easy editing techniques.  One thing that has really helped me is having been introduced to people like Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Glyn Dewis and other experts.  This has taught me so much – especially with respects to retouching people as well as the secrets of compositing and selections in CS5.

There is one technique I would like to share with how to make a colour pop.  I only recently found this technique out whilst reading an article on Shutterbuzz, the Shutterstock blog.  This technique uses the Lab Colour Mode.  Lab Color Mode allows you to manipulate the luminosity and colour of your images with more flexibility compared to just working in RGB.  Lab’s greatest advantages are its greater ability to drmatically alter colour (tone/saturation) as well as not degrading your images like working in RGB.

Here is a short video tutorial that I found on youtube which teaches you in a few easy steps how to make your colours pop within Photoshop.  Credit for this video goes out to Karl Taylor of Faded and Blurred [click here] – for youtube channel [click here].

I hope you enjoyed the lesson.  As always please feel free to leave your comments.

Haver a great weekend!