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
Tap on and tap on
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.
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.
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.
To reset all colors to default, slide the color dock to the left and you will see the option to reset.
Here is a video that demonstrates the use of this feature in real time: