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Now that we know a little bit about Auto Tone, and Auto White Balance, let's take a look at a few shortcuts that we can use when we are interested in white balancing our image by using the White Balance tool, which you can find inside of the Basic panel. Now, you can either click on that tool, or you can press the W key in order to select it. The one I want to highlight here is that if you press the W key once, you can select the tool; press it again, and then you can deselect it. Also, if you're in another module, say, like the Library module, and you come across a photograph like this which looks like it has a little bit of a color cast, well here we can press the W key; that will take us to the Develop module, it will select the White Balance tool, then we can hover over the image.
As we hover over the image, you can see that we have this Loupe View. At the base of the Loupe View, we have RGB values. Now, we know that equal amounts of Red, Green, and Blue equal a neutral tone. So here, obviously, there is some sort of a color shift, and as we look at this Loupe view, we can actually scale this Loupe view by way of a shortcut. So here, if you have a three-button mouse, you can go ahead and use that scroll wheel, and you can see how we can zoom in on these different colors. Sometimes that can help you to select an accurate color as you're trying to determine where to click in the image.
In this case, I just want to click on the background, because I know that background was neutral. So go ahead click on that. In doing that, we can now see that we have successfully color-corrected this photograph.
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