Photoshop: Color Range Mask - ability to target adjustments by color range

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Adobe SpeedGrade already have ability to targeting its adjustments by color range. Photoshop have something like this too. But it's cheerless and unuseful. I meen the Color Range and layers blending options.It's time for something new! I have a dream! It's Color Range Layer Mask. Or maybe like this. But I like more the way with layer mask. It will be awesome.
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Mario Viskonty

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Jaroslav Bereza

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I would like enhancement "BlendIf". :-) Or reprocessing. The current version is uncomfortable.
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Peter Miles

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WOW!!  Your idea would be a dream come true.

I am currently target specific Hue, Lightness and saturation ranges within an adjustment layer using a very convoluted set of methods in Photoshop. (but it gets me out of tight spots and when needed is worth the effort)

  • I use the 'Blend-If' on an adjustment layer for selection/masking the lightness range.
  • For the hue range targeting I create a 'hue-range' mask. I extract the mask from a  specially tuned Hue saturation layer that I focus on the specific hues I am targeting.
  • For saturation range masking/targeting, (if I'm desperate) I export the image to ImageJ and extract the saturation component of the image and re-import it back to Photoshop to make a mask from it.
Your selection/masking interface suggestion would make this targeting approach much more practical for me.
If anyone on the Photoshop team is watching this request Please implement this idea.
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even fancier would be to make the new Select and Mask a Smart Object property and then roll this feature into that interface.