However, to illustrate how the Hue Map works I choose to make some color shifts. Much experimentation went into developing the color shifts as some corrections changed the puppy's colors too at times.
When beginning to use the Hue Map, and after setting the Saturation/Lightness to your interests, duplicate that layer and then set the Hue Map to its default values. Notice how the ten (10) color switches are set up. Their default values are listed across the top of the color boxes.
Next, study your picture so you can see various colors in it such as the reds, orange's, blues, greens, etc. And, then determine what colors you want to change. In my illustration I wanted to change any or many of the colors except for the puppy's hair.
When learning start with a color box and exaggerate the change in color by dragging the switch. For instance, take the 'Red' Box and change the color to 'Blue'. After first setting the Preview/hide area and setting the Auto Proof then you can watch the changes in your photograph. You can also click on the 'Proof' button to see the original/change to get a better idea of what changes are set by the changes you made with the switch.
Also note that the bottom box values changes as well to help you determine what color changes you want. So, experiment with each of the color boxes and exaggerate the color changes and see their impact upon your photograph. Sometimes a color box change has no effect on the photograph. Sometimes a color box will have an unexpected effect in that the color you thought you were going to achieve is different.
As you experiment with the various color boxes, you will also notice that sometimes closely set colors, such and red and orange perhaps even yellow will work together to blend into a new color. Sometimes other contrast colors when changed will create a new color.
As you continue to experiment you will begin, over time, to get the hang of how to manipulate the Hue Map to change colors in your photograph either in very subtle ways or in dramatic ways. In my illustration, I changed the reds to purples, the blue rug to a green rug and greens to a cyan-blue color. And, I was able to preserve the dog's colors by how I varied both the red and orange box colors.
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