Logarithmically desaturate shadows

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When I color footage using Da Vinci Resolve, I frequently desaturate the shadows using a Lum vs Sat curve. Looks like this.

In Photoshop, to achieve this, I've always created a Hue/Saturation adjustment level and edited the color range to be a specific amount of the shadows. Like this. There is also this tutorial that gets the idea close, but still not true to form.

I'd like to see a native feature that allows to saturate/desaturate logarithmically in Photoshop, similar to how it's done in Resolve. My personal goal is to decrease saturation on a logarithmic curve as the luminosity drops closer to 0 from a starting luminosity value of my choosing.

Thanks!

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Dang. I figured I'd submit an official feature request. Hopefully something will come from it.
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eartho

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yeah, there was a glimmer of hope 6 years ago when Chris Cox mentioned it would be a good idea, but never anything after. They probably got distracted by adding all the 3D stuff and that incredibly useful tree generator.