Lightroom/Camera Raw: I would like the Photoshop Selective Color filter adjustments available in the raw editor

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The hue, saturation, and luminosity adjustments in the Adobe Camera Raw editor are great, but the Selective Color filter in Photoshop is more powerful. The yellow hue slider in ACR allows me to make the yellows more green or more orange (essentially increasing either the cyan or magenta component of the yellow). The selective color filter on the other hand allows me to individually adjust the cyan, magenta, and yellow, both up and down. I'd so much rather have access to this functionality in the raw editor. I'm a hobbyist, not a pro, sop maybe there is something I'm missing, but I find the selective color filters give me better results than the ACR color adjustments.
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Have you tried the new Color Range mask tools. They provide localized application of color adjustments and are available in both PS and LR Classic.

https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/tag/color-and-luminance-range-masking


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That was a really helpful tutorial; thank you. I'm not sure if it does exactly the same thing I'm used to doing with the selective color filter, but it looks powerful, and I look forward to playing with it. 
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It's actually a much more powerful tool than the PS selective color filter. It's just that the controls are different. You can apply multiple color and or luminance masks to specific areas using any of the local tools (Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter). You also aren't limited to the primary RGB and CMYK color selections. By sampling a specific color area and using the Range control you can target an almost infinite range of color hues (i.e. more selective). Use the local control's WB Temp & Tint controls to adjust Hue, Saturation control for Saturation, and Exposure control for Brightness (Luminance). Feel free to use any of the other local controls to achieve a specific rendering effect. Enjoy!
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I have been playing with it and see that it can do everything and more than the selective color filter. It's awesome, thank you both!