Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video White balancing in Adobe Camera Raw, part of Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.
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Hey, welcome to the chapter on color and tone. You know we need to get our color and tone correct first before we can actually begin to retouch our images. In this chapter we're going to start simple, really simple and get more complex and more complex with color and tone. The first photograph we'll be working on is titled Sophia.jpg. You can find that in the Chapter 2 folder, color and tone, and then the subfolder tone. Go and select that in the Bridge and on the Mac press Command+R, on the PC press Control+R, to open up this JPEG.
Yes, a JPEG, inside of Adobe Camera RAW. Now this movie's going to be quick simply because color correction in Camera RAW is easy. I love it. First thing we need to do is select the Light Balance tool and we can do that either by clicking on the tool in the toolbox or pressing the I key. So go and select that. Now when you're using this tool, you don't want click on something that's pure white. For example, this white over here won't work. That white is actually a highlight that's blown out. So that won't work for me. I'm looking for something that's just above pure white. Something that can be gray, even middle gray or even darker for that matter. Something that should be neutral in the image. Now in this case, I know that that is my daughter Sophia. I know that her shirt there should be white.
So I'm going to click on that sleeve there and that's going to be a great color correction. That image looks really nice and now that particular color is is neutral. I know it's neutral because I can look at these RGB values over here in the top of the Adobe Camera RAW dialogue and if I see that all three of those numbers are pretty close to equal, which they are as I hover around here, that's definitely neutral. Alright well that wraps up our look at color correction with Adobe Camera RAW.
Those wishing to see these skills applied in greater detail may also enjoy Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques.
- Strategizing a retouching workflow
- Correcting color and tone
- Cleaning up images in Camera Raw
- Removing distractions
- Enhancing structure and symmetry
- Reducing and removing wrinkles
- Sculpting facial features and body parts
- Whitening and brightening teeth
- Changing eyes
- Smoothing skin
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1. Retouching Roadmap
2. Correcting Color and Tone
3. Cleaning Up Images in Camera Raw
4. Cleaning Up Images in Photoshop
5. Structural Image Enhancements
6. Reducing and Removing Wrinkles
7. Enhancing Eyes
8. Enhancing Eyelashes and Eyebrows
9. Improving Hair
10. Improving Faces and Bodies
11. Fixing Teeth
12. Improving Makeup
13. Enhancing Skin
14. Softening Skin
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