Lightroom Tips in 1-Minute: HSL Panel

Adobe Lightroom tips for HSL panel in food photography in 1-minute (Instagram TV) IGTV video. Lightroom hacks about HSL panel (hue -saturation – luminance). 

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Lightroom HSL panel in food photography

The moment that changed my Adobe Lightroom life was when I was finally ready to discover the HSL panel. 

Yes, that’s the part of the Lightroom that I was avoiding forever. Before HSL time, I pretended that it doesn’t exist. Just looking at that gave me anxiety & it didn’t make sense whatsoever.

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The truth is that it’s easier than you might think. What does the HSL stand for? Hue-Saturation-Luminance. The best part of that magical HSL is that I can control every color without changing others.

Are you ready to discover the Adobe Lightroom color world? YES!

Btw, I use the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Editing is an essential part of food photography and I find the best program is Adobe Lightroom. No questions asked!

It costs only about 12 euros per month for me but it’s my favorite and I use it every day. I know nowadays I can use all kind of filters. However, if I would really like to get my own unique style, then I believe there’s no other way.

Also, the Creative Cloud offers me all kinds of apps. Such as portfolio, Photoshop, Lightroom for my phone & Spark that are all part of my working process. 

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H = Hue?! A Colour of Shade + Bring Realism?!

Hue – the attribute of a colour by virtue of which it is discernible as red, green, etc., and which is dependent on its dominant wavelength and independent of intensity or lightness. 

Say what?! That’s too scientific for me. No, thanks. 

In simple words, HUE in photography refers to the SHADE of colors.

For example, let’s take these raspberries. Are they pink or red? What SHADE of pink are they?

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Say what?! Let’s look at the color wheel to understand the different color shades.

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Are the raspberries darker or brighter pink? Maybe every raspberry is a little bit different? Let’s analyze with Adobe Color CC to see the different pink colors.

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Adobe Color CC & different pink color shades

Did you get it? Yes, you can play around with SHADES.

Not to mention that it helps to bring some realism to the colors in your photo.

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Adobe Color CC & different pink color shades

Just please don’t go crazy. I usually try to imagine the color I saw on those raspberries in real life. 

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Step-by-step: H = Hue

  • #1: Lightroom HSL panel + hue section;
  • #2: Select the picker tool;
  • #3: Hover over the color you want to change;
  • #4: Click & hold while you drag mouse up or down.
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S = Saturation?! Intensity of a Color + Mood?!

Saturation in photography is used to describe the intensity of color in the image. In addition, a saturated photo has very bright colors. 

Saturation for me usually means:

  • Highly saturated = brighter emotions … 
  • Desaturated = sadness …

In other words, saturation in HSL panel is a tool for your creative side. 

Step-by-step: S = Saturation

  • #1: Lightroom HSL panel + saturation section;
  • #2: Select the picker tool;
  • #3: Hover over the color you want to saturate or desaturate;
  • #4: Click and hold while you drag mouse up or down.
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L = Luminance?! Reflective Brightness of Colors + Dark vs Bright?!

Luminance in photography refers to the reflective brightness of colors. 

Step-by-step: L = Luminance

  • #1: Lightroom HSL panel + luminance section;
  • #2: Select the picker tool;
  • #3: Hover over the color where you want to change brightness;
  • #4: Click and hold while you drag the mouse up or down.

Still sounds confusing? Check my IGTV video where try to explain HSL panel in food photography in 1-minute. 

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  1. Great post! I’ve been developing more and more recipes recently and i’ll definitely use lightroom for my shots! I know the desktop version of lightroom has an “auto optimize” feature that allows lightroom to automatically recolor images, do you know if that is true for the mobile version as well?

    Thanks!