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The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements - Instructions: A picture of a user increasing color saturation in a photo by using the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements.

The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements: Overview

            You use the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements to make subtle changes to the color saturation of an area. To use the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements, select that button from the Toolbox and Tool Options Bar. Note that the Sponge Tool shares the same button in the Toolbox with the Dodge and Burn Tools.

            In the Tool Options Bar, set your brush options by using the “Brush” drop-down and the “Size” slider to select the type of brush to use as well as its size. Next, use the “Mode:” drop-down to select either “Desaturate,” which reduces the color saturation, or “Saturate,” which increases color saturation. Then use the “Flow:” slider to set the strength of the selected effect. At that point, click and drag in the selected layer to increase or decrease the saturation of the color.

The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements - Instructions: A picture of a user increasing color saturation in a photo by using the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements.

The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements – Instructions: A picture of a user increasing color saturation in a photo by using the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements.

The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements: Instructions

  1. To use the Sponge Tool, select the Sponge Tool from the Toolbox and Tool Options Bar.
  2. In the Tool Options Bar, set your brush options by using the “Brush” drop-down and also the “Size” slider to select the type of brush to use and its size.
  3. Use the “Mode:” drop-down to select either “Desaturate,” which reduces the color saturation, or “Saturate,” which increases color saturation.
  4. To then set the strength of the selected effect, use the “Flow:” slider.
  5. To increase or decrease the saturation of the color, click and drag in the selected layer.

The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “The Sponge Tool,” shows you how to use the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements. This video is from our complete Photoshop Elements tutorial, titled “Mastering Photoshop Elements Made Easy v.2019.”

 

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