Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating and refining color, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Tim Grey's Abandoned Farmhouse.
I've applied a curves adjustment to my image, and that really has made me feel a …lot better about the overall tonality, the overall brightness and contrast in …the image. And so I think I'm ready to start …focusing on color adjustments, to see if I can improve upon the color at all in …this photo. Especially because with this image, the …color is really quite important. In a lot of ways, we have some of our …primary colors reflected here. Green and blue although we're missing red …of course, as far as those primaries are concerned. …But I want those colors to really jump out. …I don't want to over saturate them, but I do want them to feel dominate in the image.…
One of the things I'll often do as I'm trying to make some decisions about …color, is to apply and exaggerated saturation boost. …That helps me to evaluate what colors are in the image. …And what sorts of colors I might need to keep an eye out for. …So, I'll go ahead and add a hue saturation adjustment layer by clicking …on the Add Adjustment Layer button at the button of the Layers panel. …
- Reviewing the images
- Evaluating and opening the selected image
- RAW processing
- Fine-tuning adjustments
- Achieving an older look