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Figure 10-30 The Color menu offers control over saturation and color temperature, and it
reveals a lot of nifty presets.
Here is an explanation of the options available on the Color menu:
The Color menu’s Color Saturation options give you an idea of the range available
between no color at all (a.k.a. grayscale ) and 400% color saturation.
Color Tone is the same as color temperature and shows you a range of options
between fairly cool (4,700 degrees Kelvin) and very warm (11,200 degrees Kelvin).
● The Recolor options essentially remove the color from the image (desaturate) and
then add another color as a transparent overlay, much like a hand-tinted, black-and-
white photograph. One of the more popular applications of this technique is Sepia,
which is offered here, as well as several options without the added color, such as
Black And White and Grayscale.
At the bottom of the Color menu, More Variations offers a standard color palette if
you want to select a color not represented in the menu as the overlay color. For more
control, click Picture Color Options to display the Format Picture task pane.
At the bottom of the Color menu on the Picture Tools Format tab is the Set
Transparent Color command. Click the command, and then click anywhere in the image to
essentially remove that color, leaving a see-through hole in the image. This is similar
to removing the background (discussed next) except that it works only on a single
color at a time.