How to Create an Urban Desaturated Effect in Photoshop

How to Create an Urban Desaturated Effect in Photoshop

Create an urban desaturated look in Photoshop with only two layers! You'll learn how to selectively desaturate colors and manipulate the tones. This effect looks great in nighttime cityscapes and you can complete it in a few minutes.

Step 1

Open a photo into Photoshop. This effect is ideal for nighttime cityscapes.

Here is the image that I'll be using.

Step 2

Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. You can do this by clicking on the button in the Adjustments panel (Window > Adjustments) or by going to File > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation.

Step 3

The Hue/Saturation adjustment lets you shift the hue, saturation, and lightness. We'll be using this tool to desaturate all colors except for reds and yellows.

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2 comments on “How to Create an Urban Desaturated Effect in Photoshop”

    1. No it's just a white interface for Photoshop. You can change it by going to Edit > Preferences > Interface.

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