Do you often find that you want to boost the color in an image? Camera Raw is a great place to go to edit the color but, if you want to stay in Photoshop, you can use an adjustment layer. You’d choose this option if you have lots of layers that you want to affect without jamming all the layers into a smart object. Most people reach for Hue/Saturation; but resist that urge. Instead, choose a Vibrance adjustment layer (Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Vibrance). In the Properties panel (Window>Properties), don’t touch the Saturation slider; use the Vibrance slider and you’ll get much more natural-looking results. 

This tip originally appeared in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column in the September, 2022 issue of Photoshop User magazine.

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