Using Levels to fix color


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Using Levels to fix color

Colorcast in photos is caused by the same culprit that makes photograph fade, light, in particular, sunlight and incandescent light. By far, the most common colorcast you'll see is red, but cast can also appear blue, yellow, orange, purple and green. The colorcast maybe so heavy that it looks like all the color has gone, but chances are it's still there. The first thing we'll do is add a levels adjustment layer by clicking the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom and choosing Levels. The Levels dialog will appear in the Adjustments panel under layers.

First, let's try the Auto button just to see what happens. As you can see, the Auto button took away much of the red cast. Now, let's click the Reset to adjustment defaults icon at the bottom of the panel to go back to the original. The other options you can try are the Eyedropper tools. If you're having trouble determining your light and dark point, Levels can find it for you right in the histogram....

Using Levels to fix color
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Using Levels to fix color provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

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Photography
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