Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding color temperature, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
For many photographers the concept of adjusting color in a photo might bring to …mind, red, green and blue. The individual color channels for an RGB …image and therefore the directions that we might use for shifting color. …We can go to the red channel and shift between red and cyan for example. …Or the green channel to shift between between green and magenta. …But in the context of our digital cameras, the concept of color actually …relates to color temperature. Color temperature is measured on a range …of degrees Kelvin. On the Kelvin scale, what we think of as …a cool color, a blue value for example, is actually very high on the Kelvin scale.…
And what we think of as a warm value, yellows and oranges, are fairly low on …the Kelvin scale. Your digital camera attempts to …compensate for the color temperature of the light. …In other words, the actual color of the light illuminating your subject to …produce a more neutral or pleasing value. It can be helpful to have a good …understanding of color temperature as it relates to the color adjustments we might …
- 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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