Identifying a color cast


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Identifying a color cast

By far the most common problem that you'll encounter in your digital photographs is color cast. In other words, the colors in your photograph are not quite representational of the colors in the original scene. And they are, as a whole, leaning in a certain direction. So there's a color bias to the image. Now the first step in correcting for a color cast is to gauge what that cast is. In other words, what is the prevailing color that shouldn't be there? And the easiest way to find that color is to locate a neutral image element in the photograph.

This is, an object that ought to be white or gray, and then eyedrop it. And let me show you what that looks like. And I'm zoomed in quite a bit here, but if I scroll down inside this image, I'll locate a neutral item which is this white pillow. It's not really white in the photograph because there's shadows and shadings going on, and there's even spots where pillow might be reflecting some of the colors off the wall. But as a rul...

Identifying a color cast
Video duration: 3m 34s 7h 45m Beginner Updated Sep 17, 2014

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Identifying a color cast provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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