HSL Panel Targeted Adjustment Tool
Moreover, very seldom in the real world do you encounter a pure valued color, it’s usually going to be a combination of two or more. That is why using the targeting adjustment tool is valuable with the HSL slider. Click on the tool in the panel and then scroll over to a color of the image you want to adjust. Click on it and drag the tool up or down to make the adjustments. By using the targeted adjustment tool, you can pinpoint exactly what combination of colors fall within a particular area. With that knowledge, you can be even more selective with your color adjustments.
Again, the HSL Panel in Lightroom is a way to make more targeted global color adjustments. It looks at the colors independently and makes adjustments across the image specifically targeting the hue, saturation, or luminance. With my editing, I typically first conservatively tackle the hue. I’m conservative here because I want to maintain a natural appearance. Afterwards, I will make adjustments to saturation and then brighten or darken with luminance. I do not always use all three of the sliders. Rather, I pick and choose based on the specific image. If comparing the three options, I tend to use luminance the most.
As a closing note, the color option on the top of the panel is just another way to view it. While this option seems simplified, it tends to be a less efficient way to edit colors because rarely will you encounter colors which fall purely into one category. It just ends up being more clicking back and forth for me.
I hope this unlocks another part of creative freedom in editing your images. Happy Shooting!