Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Achieving a neutral gray, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
When there's a strong grey element to a scene, we have a tendency to want to make …sure that that grey element is perfectly neutral grey with no color influence at all. …And sometimes that works really well and it's quite easy, in other times it can be …a little bit tricky. But in situations where you're not …exactly sure if you're achieving a perfectly neutral grey or if you even …actually want a perfectly neutral grey. I tend to take a several pronged approach …to help determine exactly what adjustment is going to work best for the photo.…
Let's take a look. Theoretically if I wanted to make a …neutral gray, making sure that the foggy areas here, for example, are perfectly …neutral with no color cast, then I might use the Gray Eyedropper in the Levels Adjustment,. …I'll go ahead and add a new Adjustment Layer for levels, and then I'll click on …the Grey Eyedropper. And I'll click out in a grey area of the …photo, or an area that I think should be perfectly neutral grey. …But it can be difficult to evaluate, especially in a case like this where …
- Configuration considerations
- Evaluating color
- Basic color for raw images
- Essentials of color balance
- Vibrance vs. saturation
- Adjusting temperature in Lab mode
- Strong color cast removal
- Focused color corrections
- Color matching
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Configuration Considerations
2. Evaluating Color
3. Foundations of Color Adjustment
4. Focused Color Corrections
5. Color Matching
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