The color in an image is made up of three components – hue, saturation, and luminosity. The hue is the color – red, green, blue, etc. The saturation is how vivid the color is and the luminosity is the brightness of the color.
Every color within an image can be mapped somewhere on this double cone-shaped graph by a series of numerical values indicating its precise co-ordinates. Once you can pinpoint the coordinates of a pixel on this graph, you can easily adjust them to get exactly the color you want to your precise adjustments.
Below is a series of videos that guide you through using Picture Style Editor. In the first video, you’ll see how to set up the color space in the preferences panel and make preliminary adjustments, and from there, you’re ready to start making color adjustments.
The standard setup of Canon Picture Style Editor will help you to control this. If you adjust the saturation such that you will pass the limit of what can be achieved with the current luminosity setting, the luminosity will be automatically changed. If you are certain that you don’t want the luminosity value to change, then hold down the shift key on your keyboard while adjusting the saturation slider and you will effectively lock the luminosity value in place.
The picture style file you create in Picture Style Editor is only supported in Digital Photo Professional version 3.1 onwards, EOS Utility version 2.1 onwards and RAW Image Task version 2.7.