The HSL tool gives you control to adjust the Hue, Saturation and Lightness of a specific color in the image.  The HSL tool for VSCO X gives you fine-tuned control over 6 hue regions— red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. By selecting one color at a time, you can isolate adjustments for that particular color without affecting other color present in the image.

Here is a demonstration and explanation of the tool:

Select an image and tap on  Tools.png


Tap on Tools.png  and tap on HSL_ICON_3x.png


Tap on the color you wish to adjust, and slide to change:


H - Hue controls the distinct shade of a color on a gradient. For example, by adjusting the blue hue in an image, the color may shift from turquoise to periwinkle.

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S - Saturation determines how strong a particular color is. Sometimes referred to as 'colorfulness,' moving the S-slider to the left will result in a muted, gray color, while moving the S-slider right will result in the most intense, bold version of that hue.

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L - Lightness, also referred to as luminosity or luminance, adjustments to the L-slider will make the selected hue darker or lighter. By moving the L-slider to the right to increase the lightness of the blue, the dress in the following image becomes more visible against the rich color of the bench.

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To reset all colors to default, slide the color dock to the left and you will see the option to reset.Simulator_Screen_Shot_-_iPhone_6_-_2018-02-20_at_14.50.01.png Simulator_Screen_Shot_-_iPhone_6_-_2018-02-20_at_14.50.04.png

Here is a video that demonstrates the use of this feature in real time: