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How to Apply LAB Color Adjustments in Photoshop to Enhance Your Photo

In this video we explore the most powerful color space in Photoshop LAB. You can do things in the LAB that are impossible in any other color mode, but in this video we keep it simple to start.

Photo by Simon Plant

Photo by Simon Plant

We show you how LAB can help not only boost saturation in an image, but also how it can help separate colors too all without the problems that can arise by attempting similar things in RGB.

In a separate adjustment we also show how to add color where none previously existed.

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Photo by Simon Plant

Photo by Simon Plant

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Photo by Simon Plant

Photo by Simon Plant

Simon Plant

Simon Plant is an award-winning photographer & retoucher with over two decades of experience in the production of people & location photography. Whatever the subject his images share the same unique style and attention to detail from start to finish.These serene moments are created with his personal utilization of colour, light and rich tonal values, together with a personal interaction with his subject. You may check out Simon's website.

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