Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Darkening for color, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
When we're trying to improve the color in our photos, we naturally tend to think …about color adjustments and that makes perfect sense, of course. …We'll generally have the biggest impact on color by focusing on color adjustments. …But you might be surprised what a big difference tonal adjustments can make …when it comes to the color in your photos. …And specifically what I refer to as adding density to an image. …That really just means darkening down the image so that there's darker values overall. …But in that process, you'll actually bring out a little bit more color information.…
Let's take a look at an example so we can get a better sense of just what's going …on here. I'll start off with a very simple …adjustment, a levels adjustment. So I'll add a Levels Adjustment layer. …An here with levels, I can adjust the black point, the white point, or the …mid-tone values, but I'm only going to focus on the midtone values right now. …An so I'll grab that center slider, the gray slider, an move it over toward the right. …
- 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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