Understand the Importance of Color Correction in Photoshop


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What is color correction?

Color correction is the act of adjusting the color temperature of your images, either to compensate for a colorcast or over predominance of a color or subjectively to give your images a certain feel. Color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin with a temperature of 5500 K being considered the temperature of overhead light of midday. Adding more yellow to your images will give them a higher color temperature and make them warmer. Adding more blue to your images will give them a lower color temperature and make them cooler. To start with, I just want to point out that having an over predominance of color is not necessarily a bad thing.

This image has an obvious colorcast. It's shot late afternoon, it's bound to be yellow. That's the whole point of the image. On the other hand, here I have a cool image that was shot somewhere around midday and the color temperature is a lot lower as a consequence, not necessarily a bad thing, although looking at it, I think it does look a littl...

What is color correction?
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What is color correction? provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Color

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