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Compensating with Photo Filter

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In this movie, I'll show you an unconventional approach to correcting color cast that involves a command known as Photo Filter, and I've gone ahead centered the final image, which is this layer at the bottom of the stack, photo filter. So I'll go ahead select it. Now the purpose of Photo Filter is to simulate this old style lens filters that used to be more popular back in the days of film photography. Now that we've gone digital, those filters have been largely supplanted by post processing. Now the first thing you want to do is you want to grab the Eyedropper once again, and you want to click on that pillow, or other neutral image element, in order to lift its color, and you can see that we go from a gray color along the bottom to that low saturation orange, and then you want to note the values here inside the Color panel.

Compensating with Photo Filter

In this movie, I'll show you an unconventional approach to correcting color cast that involves a command known as Photo Filter, and I've gone ahead centered the final image, which is this layer at the bottom of the stack, photo filter. So I'll go ahead select it. Now the purpose of Photo Filter is to simulate this old style lens filters that used to be more popular back in the days of film photography. Now that we've gone digital, those filters have been largely supplanted by post processing. Now the first thing you want to do is you want to grab the Eyedropper once again, and you want to click on that pillow, or other neutral image element, in order to lift its color, and you can see that we go from a gray color along the bottom to that low saturation orange, and then you want to note the values here inside the Color panel.

Everytime you click with the Eyedropper you are going to get different values, just bear that in mind, but I've got some very close values; a hue of 32 and a saturation of 26. So I'll just go and write those values down, because they'll become important in a moment. As with color balance you can apply Photo Filters in Adjustment layers. So I'll go ahead and bring up the Adjustments panel and I'll click on this little camera icon which creates a Photo Filter layer. Photoshop will switch you to the Properties panel and you can see by default the program wants to warm up the image.

Here's what you want to do, switch to the Color option and then click on the color swatch, in order to bring up the Color Picker dialog box, and notice how it starts off with the HSB values. Go ahead and crank that brightness value up to 100% and then change the saturation to whatever the saturation of the cast is. In our case 26%, as we can actually still see here inside the Color panel, then you want to either add 180 degrees or subtract a 180 degrees to the Hue value.

So you may be able to do that in your head, if not, just use the calculator in your celphone. But in our case 32 plus 180 gives you 212 degrees, which is the shade of blue. If your color cast value, the one you lifted with the Eyedropper, has a Hue value of more than 180 degrees, you would substract the 180 instead. These are the values that again work for us. Now click OK in order to accept that color. The next step is to crank the Density value all the way up to 100% so we're essentially compensating for the undesirable color cast by applying its complimentary color.

Now you want to make sure Preserve Luminosity is checked, as it is by default, and you'll end up with this effect here. Now it's obviously better. I'll turn the layer off. We can see we've got a very warm color cast. I'll turn the layer back on and the color cast has been largely defeated. The one problem is that we end up depleting the Saturation values in the image as well, and that's kind of curious, because just as Photo Filter reduces the Saturation values, you can see that Color Balance increased the Saturation values.

So I'm going to show you how to adjust saturation so that both of the images look their best in the next movie.

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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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  1. 19m 15s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 27s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop
      4m 7s
    3. Opening from the Macintosh Finder
      4m 9s
    4. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      2m 45s
    5. Opening an image from Mini Bridge
      1m 16s
    6. Opening through Camera Raw
      2m 32s
    7. Closing one image and Closing All
      1m 59s
  2. 38m 14s
    1. Navigating your image
      40s
    2. The dark vs. the light interface
      3m 12s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      4m 27s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      4m 29s
    6. Zooming continuously
      2m 43s
    7. Entering a custom zoom value
      2m 25s
    8. Scrolling and panning images
      2m 31s
    9. Rotating and resetting the view
      2m 11s
    10. Cycling between screen modes
      3m 10s
    11. Using the Navigator panel
      3m 38s
    12. Adjusting a few screen prefs
      4m 16s
  3. 45m 58s
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      3m 3s
    3. The Image Size command
      3m 27s
    4. Common resolution standards
      3m 20s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      4m 36s
    6. Changing the print size
      6m 16s
    7. Downsampling for print
      4m 12s
    8. Downsampling for email
      3m 11s
    9. The interpolation settings
      5m 22s
    10. Downsampling advice
      4m 36s
    11. Upsampling advice
      6m 10s
  4. 53m 17s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 12s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      2m 58s
    6. Opacity, history, and blend mode
      6m 5s
    7. Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
      5m 32s
    8. Applying a clipping mask
      3m 58s
    9. Blending inside a clipping mask
      4m 10s
    10. Finishing off your artwork
      3m 13s
    11. Creating a new layer and background
      4m 24s
    12. Layering tips and tricks
      7m 2s
  5. 26m 19s
    1. The art of saving
      54s
    2. Four things to know about saving
      6m 0s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 38s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 41s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 19m 36s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      3m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      3m 1s
    4. Straightening a crooked image
      2m 29s
    5. Filling in missing details
      6m 44s
    6. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 42m 6s
    1. First, there is brightness
      2m 12s
    2. How luminance works
      4m 18s
    3. The three Auto commands
      3m 27s
    4. Automatic brightness and contrast
      3m 19s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 5s
    7. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 52s
    8. Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
      3m 31s
    9. Introducing the histogram
      4m 58s
    10. Measuring an adjustment
      3m 34s
    11. Using the Shadows/Highlights command
      6m 3s
  8. 44m 33s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast
      3m 34s
    3. Correcting a color cast automatically
      3m 57s
    4. Changing the color balance
      6m 10s
    5. Compensating with Photo Filter
      3m 11s
    6. Adjusting color intensity with Vibrance
      3m 29s
    7. Correcting color cast in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 8s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 46s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 10s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another
      6m 15s
    7. Creating rays of light
      4m 44s
    8. Quick Selection and Similar
      4m 11s
    9. Making it better with Refine Edge
      4m 56s
    10. Integrating image elements
      2m 39s
    11. Magic Wand and Grow
      5m 17s
    12. Refine, integrate, and complete
      6m 16s
  10. 53m 49s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures
      5m 58s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes
      4m 43s
  11. 51s
    1. Goodbye
      51s

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