Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video One-click color values, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
When you consider using the gray eyedropper in the levels or curves …adjustment, you're probably thinking about neutralizing something that should …be perfectly gray. In other words, an area of the image that …should have no color at all. But that gray eyedropper can also be used …to achieve a target color value to apply a quick adjustment. …With this photo, for example, the reds are just not quite right. …They look a little perhaps magenta, a little bit too much yellow. …Suffice it to say, not very red, and so I'd like to apply a quick adjustment, if …possible, that can get those reds looking better.…
And if at all possible, I'd love to use the gray eyedropper, which does make it …possible to achieve a target color value very quickly and easily. …Let's see if it will work in this case. I'll go ahead and add a levels adjustment layer. …So I'll click on the Add Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. …And then click on Levels in the pop up menu that appears. …And I can then choose the gray eyedropper. …
- 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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