How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in your shot without affecting their saturation.

The technique simply involves creating a new black-and-white adjustment layer…

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…setting its blending mode to “Luminosity”…

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…and then adjusting the sliders of the colors you’d like to tweak.

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You can find more of McIntyre’s tutorials on his YouTube channel here.

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