In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques movie, Deke shows you how to apply Camera Raw as a smart filter (twice) to create a low saturation version of a color image. One instance selectively reduces the hues on a color-by-color basis, and the second provides luminance adjustment. The result is the questionably saturated image on the left (I am not a surf nor do I willingly wear purple in the wilderness), becomes the tasteful sepia-like image on the right:
For members of lynda.com, Deke’s got a couple of exclusive movies this week. The first shows how to create a similar effect using Adjustment Layers, which allows you to a) create the effect in Photoshop CS6 and earlier and b) create a file that’s about 1/4 the size of the Camera Raw version.
The second exclusive movie shows you how to use a reversed color lookup table to switch out colors for a different, dramatic stylization:
If you’re not a member of lynda.com and would like to check these exclusive movies out, you can get a free week’s trial at lynda.com/deke.