How to Improve the Color of Foliage in Landscape Photos

When it comes to landscape photography, foliage is often one of the most important components of an image, and as such, it deserves a lot of close attention, particularly when it comes to color. If you would like to improve your landscape photos, check out this great video tutorial that will show you how to leverage Photoshop to create more accurate and vibrant foliage. 

Coming to you from Blake Rudis of f64 Academy, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to use the selective color tool in Photoshop to create better foliage color in landscape images. You have likely noticed grass and leaves that were too yellow compared to reality at some point in your work, making them appear sickly and unattractive. However, it can be a bit tricky to separate yellow and green in post-processing, but the selective color is quite effective for tackling this problem, and it makes a significant difference in the final results, resulting in vibrant, lively greens that really pop off the screen. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Rudis.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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This is one of the few tutorials that has a basic usefulness. The Photoshop tool selective colour is really not very intuitive and requires a little knowledge of classical colour theory. It is not always the case that the use of one slider produces a stunning result. But I'm afraid that more and more AI functions make this basic knowledge forgotten. Who among the younger ones can't do mental arithmetic? Today, even for the simplest mathematical operations, the smartphone is whipped out with the calculator.