Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Recovering color detail, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
With subjects that have a pretty good amount of saturation to begin with, and …especially when they're very brightly lit, you may find that you lose detail in …some of the more highly saturated areas of the photo. …These flowers, for example have a very vibrant look to them, but if we look …closely, we'll see that actually we've lost a little bit of detail or at least …it seems that we've lost a little bit of detail in those areas of the flowers. …And it really just looks a little bit artificial. …Let's take a look at the overall exposure information.…
I'll go to the Window menu and choose histogram so that I can see a histogram …for this photo and you'll see that the red channel is certainly the brightest of …the three channels. It's the channel that extends the …furthest over to the right in the histogram display. …We can see that both in the individual color channels here. …And also in the colors histogram display up at the top. …Where red extends the furthest 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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