Top 3 Lightroom Editing Tricks to IMPROVE your images with Saturation and Vibrance
Is it possible to improve your images with Saturation and Vibrance? Yes, if you know the three Lightroom editing tips, I’m about to share.
Hello everyone, hope you’re having a great day. Chris Parker here. And it’s the middle of winter at this time, and it’s minus three degrees outside today, and I’m freezing since there isn’t any central heating in the garage where I’m recording at the moment.
But the show must go on, and today you’ll learn three Lightroom editing tips you probably don’t know about, regarding Saturation and Vibrance that can improve your images.
And regardless of the software you use, whether its’ Lightroom, Photoshop, Luminar Neo, or something else, these editing tips are universal.
SATURATION VS VIBRANCE
One of the main questions I get about editing photos is what is Saturation and Vibrance and what’s the difference between them.
Color saturation and vibrance refer to the intensity of color in an image. As you increase both, the colors appear to be more pure.
However, the difference between the two is Saturation intensifies all the colors in your images, or in other words, all the colors in each of the tonal ranges from blacks to shadows, mid-tones, highlights, and whites are affected.
In comparison, Vibrance is more specific and affects mostly the mid-tones of an image.
So, if I adjust the Saturation to minus one hundred, this strips the image of all colors in the tonal range, and you end up with a black-and-white image.
However, if you change the Vibrance to minus one hundred, there’s still some color left, and those colors are part of the mid-tones and a little bit of the highlights and shadows, but not much.
Ok, so that brings us to the first editing tip, and that is converting your image to B&W.
So, the image on the left was created with Saturation set to minus one hundred, and the image on the right is my preferred and recommended method for creating black and white images.
So, the first image is ok, but it’s very flat compared to the other one, wouldn’t you agree? So, I could take this desaturated image and boost the contrast.
But it still doesn’t have the same energy as the second image. The second is bolder, has more depth, and has more interest and detail than the first.
Ok, so how did I do this?ion