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Lightroom’s HSL Panel: The Easy Way to Change Colors in Your Photos

Lightroom HSL/ColorDo you want your skies bluer, faces less red, or other colors in your photo more or less intense or lighter or darker? In Lightroom this sometimes requires painting with the adjustment brush, but it often can be accomplished much more quickly with Lightroom’s HSL/Color panel.

In this video tutorial from my Lightroom 4: The Fundamentals & Beyond series (10 1/2 hours of training on 55 videos), I show how to use the HSL/Color panel in Develop to get dramatic results quickly. (UPDATE: This tutorial also applies to earlier and later versions of Lightroom! Check out all versions of my Lightroom Fundamentals & Beyond training here.

As usual, for higher quality, once you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.

2017-07-09T19:25:57-07:00 April 10th, 2013|10 Comments


  1. Doug Stead April 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Clear concise and content rich! Thanks Laura.

  2. Mike April 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Excellent explanation, Laura! And I appreciate your making a point of communicating the limitations of an option as well as the benefits.

    • Laura Shoe April 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Mike!

  3. Ron April 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Absolutely first class instruction!

  4. gbake April 11, 2013 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Ooh, Ahhh

  5. Shawn April 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    OOOOHHH, AAAAHHHHHH ….. Love that HSL panel, thanks for showing us how to use it

  6. Sue LaRose April 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Oooooh, ahhhhhh!
    Thanks, Laura!

  7. Laura Shoe April 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I’m liking all the ooohhh’s and aahhhh’s here, folks – thank you!

  8. Crissy Anderson December 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    OOOOOOH LA LA>>>awesome video! Thanks so much, just starting out on Lightroom 4..Love it, can’t wait to get started! Thanks again 🙂

  9. Joseph Premanandan May 2, 2014 at 7:11 am - Reply

    laura’s explanation was very concise and precise and well explained,joseph premanndan

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