Download these Photoshop actions to unlock new ways to boost vibrancy. These actions let you test 20 different methods and pick the best one with just one action. You can create jaw-dropping colors to your photos while protecting skin tones. The layer mask is fully-editable and made with nondestructive techniques.
Play All Effects
LAB (Protect Neutrals)
LAB (Protect Vibrant Colors)
LAB (Protect Skin Tones)
LAB (Protect Skin Tones with Face Detection)
Channel Mixer (Protect Neutrals)
Channel Mixer (Protect Vibrant Colors)
Channel Mixer (Protect Skin Tones)
Channel Mixer (Protect Skin Tones with Face Detection)
Vibrance (Protect Neutrals)
Vibrance (Protect Vibrant Colors)
Vibrance (Protect Skin Tones)
Vibrance (Protect Skin Tones with Face Detection)
Saturation (Protect Neutrals)
Saturation (Protect Vibrant Colors)
Saturation (Protect Skin Tones)
Saturation (Protect Skin Tones with Face Detection)
Old Saturation (Protect Neutrals) *Old Saturation (Protect Vibrant Colors)
Old Saturation (Protect Skin Tones)
Old Saturation (Protect Skin Tones with Face Detection)
✔ Boost colors using LAB, Channel Mixer, Vibrance, Saturation or Old Saturation
There are many techniques you can use to increase your photo's vibrancy. These actions let you try a lot of different techniques in one click. More details about these techniques can be found below.
✔ Vibrancy Masking
Vibrancy masking lets you choose whether you'd like the vibrancy to appear in the neutral or vibrant areas. For example, you can use the "Protect Neutral" actions in landscape photos to prevent rocks from turning colorful.
✔ Protect Skin Tones with Face Detection
A lot of times, photographers would avoid increasing the vibrance altogether simply to protect skin tones. With the "Protect Skin Tones" actions, you can boost vibrancy while protecting skin tones. Face detection can also be used for more accurate results.
✔ One Action Generates All Effects
Simply play one action and all effects will be rendered for you. This saves you a lot of time compared to playing each action one-by-one. You can switch between the 25 snapshots and the results will load immediately - no additional rendering time.
✔ Works with All Languages
Many Photoshop actions will only run if Photoshop is set to English. These actions, however, work with ALL languages. You can use the actions without changing the language setting.
Types of Vibrance
This technique uses the LAB color mode and adds contrast to the chrominance channels. It is useful for protecting the luminance and gives pleasing results.
Few people know that you can increase vibrancy with the channel mixer - and with superior results. Unlike the Vibrance adjustment, the channel mixer method treats all colors equally. It is generally suited for professionals who do not like the color science of Adobe's vibrance adjustment.
Photoshop's vibrance was designed for typical landscape and portrait photos - typically darkening blue skies and shifting skin tones towards yellow to hide oversaturation. It protects your photos from oversaturation but this can often lead to a weak effect.
Unliike Photoshop's vibrance, saturation is a straightforward way to boost vibrancy. It alters the saturation and lightness values.
Before Adobe released the vibrance adjustment, the common way to boost vibrancy was with the saturation slider in the Hue/Saturation adjustment. The saturation slider in the Hue/Saturation adjustment is different than the one in the Vibrance adjustment. This old saturation method alters the saturation value but does not affect the lightness.
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