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Tip #700: Vibrance vs. Saturation

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Vibrance adjusts saturation, without risking clipping.

The Vibrance setting is in Lumetri > Creative panel.

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What’s the difference between Vibrance and Saturation? Something significant, actually. Learn more here.

Both these settings are in the Lumetri > Creative panel.

  • Saturation. Adjusts the saturation of all colors in the clip equally from 0 (monochrome) to  200 (double the saturation).
  • Vibrance. Adjusts the saturation so that clipping is minimized as colors approach full saturation. This setting changes the saturation of all lower-saturated colors with less effect on the higher-saturated colors. Vibrance also prevents skin tones from becoming oversaturated.

The short answer is that when you need to adjust saturation, you may get better results by using Vibrance, than Saturation, especially if there are a lot of highlights or shadows in your image.


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