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Saturation is a uniform bumping up the intensity of all colors in your shot, regardless of the starting point of the colors. This can result in clipping (over saturation of certain colors which results in loss of detail in those areas) and over saturation of skin tones leaving them looking too orange and unnatural.
Vibrance is a smart-tool which cleverly increases the intensity of the more muted colors and leaves the already well-saturated colors alone. It’s sort of like fill light, but for colors. Vibrance also prevents skin tones from becoming overly saturated and unnatural.
See also PWP8 Transformations.pdf for the Saturation transform and the Saturation transform's program Help [?] when the dialog is active in the browser.
The folowing Vibrance HSV-HS masks are suggested to find Skin HSV-HS color image areas and/or HSV-HS Low and High saturation range image areas.
The Vibrance Adjustment HSV-HS Masks: .
Annotated <*.masks> and <*.mask> files are attached. Copy/Paste the Extract-ed files to PWP8's Settings folders for Masks and Mask files according to their extension.
The masks are easiest used with the Saturation transform, HSV color space, preserve Neither with mask White adjusted to preference [usually less than +30], and then adjust mask Black to preference [usually less than +10 and sometimes -5].
The suggested masks can be used with other transforms when color is adjusted.
Illustration: Mask1 and portrait .
Mask1 could also be used with a skin smoothing workflow, the differing tonality making the changes varied to different skin image areas for nuance. It is also good for nuance brightning [increasing HSV-V] of faces in shadow.
Illustration: Mask4 and portrait. .
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