Welcome to Lightroom Quick Tip #3
In this Lightroom quick tip tutorial, you’ll learn the difference between Saturation and Vibrance.
The best way to learn is to see what’s happening visually. Either watch the video above or grab one of your images and follow along…
Select an image. Any color image will do.
In the Basics panel, move the Saturation slider all the way to the left (-100). This will remove ALL of the colors in your image. You’re now left with a B&W image.
Now, let's compare that to Vibrance
So, what is going on? Well, check this out…
Saturation vs. Vibrance...
Here is the BIG difference between Saturation & Vibrance…
Saturation removes (or adds to) all of the colors in the Highlights, Mid-Tones, and Shadows.
Vibrance, on the other hand, only removes (or adds to) the colors in the Highlights and Shadows. The Mid-tones are not affected.
This is why, when you move the Vibrance slider all the way to the right, you are left with colors just in the Mid-tones.