Start with an image on the worktable.

color accent button

Click Color in the ribbon, and then click the Color Accent tool in the palette to display the Color Accent dialog.

color accent

This dialog lets you select a hue or range of hues to emphasize or isolate while minimizing the hues in the rest of the image.

The default hue range color bar displays 20 hues going from purple to blue. The After image is displayed using these values.

To select a hue from the image:

  1. Click the Eyedropper tool and float over the Before image in the Color Accent box. A preview square will display the currently selected hue.
  2. Click on the Before image to select the hue. The selected hue becomes the center of the hue range bar.
  3. Adjust the number of hues by dragging the slider to the right or left (or type a number in the control) to fine-tune the image.

Tip: If you’re getting blotchiness in the image, increase the number of hues.

Here are a few examples using Color Accent:

10coloraccent3a 10coloraccent3b
10coloraccent2a 10coloraccent2b
10coloraccent4a 10coloraccent4b
Try using other Color adjustments on your new images! Here the Hue was changed in the image on the right using Hue/Saturation/Lightness.