Color Correction in Lightroom
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Challenge: Identifying and correcting a color cast


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Color Correction in Lightroom

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Video: Challenge: Identifying and correcting a color cast

[SOUND] And here we go with the second challenge! And in this challenge I want you to open and evaluate the Christina Gallery image and use your eye, your histogram, and your info tools. Be sure to take a look at both any color casts that might exist. And look at the tonal distribution as well. And look for critical or key portions of the image that you want to focus your attention on. Then after you feel like you've properly evaluated your image in terms of the color and tone, go ahead and make your color correction adjustment.
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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
      40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 40s
  2. 7m 18s
    1. Overview of color correction tools in Lightroom
      4m 17s
    2. Using virtual copies for color-adjustment variations
      3m 1s
  3. 10m 40s
    1. Setting up the interface for color adjustments
      4m 33s
    2. Setting up the color tools
      1m 45s
    3. Using Lightroom's soft proofing
      4m 22s
  4. 29m 9s
    1. Understanding how the histogram displays tone
      7m 51s
    2. Understanding how the histogram displays color
      4m 35s
    3. Identifying color casts with histograms and the Info tool
      6m 54s
    4. Measuring skin tones
      5m 50s
    5. Using target-based measurements
      3m 59s
  5. 51m 54s
    1. Understanding the interaction of Lightroom's histogram and tone panels
      8m 27s
    2. Adjusting color balance with the Temperature and Tint tools
      5m 51s
    3. Avoiding highlight and shadow clipping
      6m 58s
    4. Adjusting color balance using the Info tool and the Tone panel
      8m 19s
    5. Using Lightroom's automated adjustment tools
      5m 42s
    6. Adjusting overall brightness and contrast
      6m 21s
    7. Using targets for color correction
      4m 0s
    8. Challenge: Evaluating and correcting color
      1m 2s
    9. Solution: Evaluating and correcting color
      5m 14s
  6. 1h 8m
    1. Evaluating and correcting critical highlights, shadows, and contrast areas in landscapes
      7m 28s
    2. Working with near neutrals and images with no neutrals
      6m 42s
    3. Correcting skin tones in a portrait
      5m 37s
    4. Correcting a faded image
      7m 54s
    5. Adding pop to product images
      7m 58s
    6. Making curve-based color correction adjustments
      7m 40s
    7. Color correcting product shots
      7m 12s
    8. Making creative adjustments
      5m 45s
    9. Automating adjustments
      4m 34s
    10. Challenge: Identifying and correcting a color cast
      1m 2s
    11. Solution: Identifying and correcting a color cast
      6m 54s
  7. 1m 26s
    1. Next steps
      1m 26s

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Watch the Online Video Course Color Correction in Lightroom
2h 55m Advanced May 30, 2014

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Lightroom is a great choice for color correction. In this course, photographer and educator Taz Tally details the concepts, tools, and techniques behind correcting and enhancing color in Lightroom. Learn to evaluate the color in an image with the Develop module tools, Lightroom's histograms, and (crucially) your own eyes. Then discover how to use the color correction tools to balance and tone adjust an image, using tried and true techniques like neutralization and color ratios. Taz then takes you through a variety of color correction scenarios, from improving landscapes, fixing skin tones, and recovering faded images to making product shots pop, removing color casts, and making creative color adjustments.

Topics include:
  • Setting up Lightroom for color correction
  • Identifying color cast
  • Measuring skin tones
  • Adjusting color balance
  • Adjusting overall brightness and contrast
  • Using targets for color correction
  • Using histograms, the Info panel, and Curves
  • Making creative adjustments
  • Automating color correction
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Taz Tally

Challenge: Identifying and correcting a color cast

[SOUND] And here we go with the second challenge! And in this challenge I want you to open and evaluate the Christina Gallery image and use your eye, your histogram, and your info tools. Be sure to take a look at both any color casts that might exist. And look at the tonal distribution as well. And look for critical or key portions of the image that you want to focus your attention on. Then after you feel like you've properly evaluated your image in terms of the color and tone, go ahead and make your color correction adjustment.

Remember, those are always first, then followed by the tones. Then make any highlight adjustments that you think are necessary, any shadow adjustments. And then when you had the major portion of the correction accomplished, then take a look and see if you'd like to fine-tune brightness and contrast adjustments. It should be a lot of fun for you. Think it's going to be interesting. Take about 20 or 30 minutes to do this. I think you should be able to accomplish it in that period of time. And then when you get done with your evaluation and adjustment, go ahead and take a look at my solution, and see how we compare.

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