Colors of the range

I am learning how to set colors in the range and am not having much luck. I googled 'how to fix colors in the range' and tried three different options, but none seem to work as described. If I go to select > color range and choose Gamut is selected too many image, not only the elimination of the colours of the range. I tried to use the new layers of adjustment without result. What I am doing wrong? It doesn't seem like it should be this difficult.


It is, in fact, the Holy Grail of digital image processing. Yes, it is difficult and worth in special cases, for particularly important pictures. Most of the time, you are better off just letting profile handle it, and if she clips, so be.

Remember you are probably looking to a lot of cutting, color range every day. If your monitor is a unit of the standard range (i.e. 99.9% of all monitors out there) - then all you see is sRGB (or something very close to it) anyway. Nothing outside of sRGB-ish is brutally cut off by the display profile, out-of-gamut of the display.

The risk is mainly by losing the details and texture. The only way to get this texture is by some kind of desaturation and the trick then is to do it on the affected areas.

It is useful to look at what threshold effect is really: what is so saturated that it wants to get out of 255 0 in any single channel, in this particular color space. So it clips to 0 or 255, and when you look at each of the channels, these areas are turning to the high black white solid or solid (true with true black and white). You can spot in the histogram too.

Here's a long thread on the forum of Luminous Landscape discussing this:

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