Brush the Vibrancy adjustment on an image
You use the Vibrancy Quick Brush adjustment to add saturation just to desaturated colors in a specific area of an image. Skin tones are not affected.
Note: You can also apply a Vibrancy adjustment by brushing the Enhance adjustment on an image. However, brushing the Enhance adjustment on an image applies the Contrast, Definition, Saturation, Vibrancy, and Tint parameter settings. You use the Quick Brush equivalents when you need to apply each of these adjustments in different ways to different parts of the photo. For more information about the Enhance adjustment, see Adjust contrast, clarity, and saturation.
Selectively adjust desaturated colors in an image
Select a photo.
Do one of the following:
In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Vibrancy from the Add Adjustment pop-up menu.
In the tool strip, choose Vibrancy from the Quick Brush pop-up menu .
The Vibrancy Brush HUD appears, and the Vibrancy adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.
Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Vibrancy Brush HUD.
For more information, see Apply Quick Brush adjustments and Work with brush strokes.
Brush the adjustment on the area of the image where you want to add saturation to desaturated colors only.
Modify the Vibrancy adjustment after it has been applied to an image
Select a photo with the Vibrancy adjustment applied to it.
In the Vibrancy area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, use the Amount parameter controls to modify the strength of the adjustment.