Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Wild swings of color balance, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
When discussing the subject of color correction one of the things I hear most …from photographers is that they just don"t have a good eye for color. …Sure they know good color when they see it but they have a difficult time looking …at an image and figuring out in which direction they might need to shift the …color balance. I have a recommendation for an approach …you can take while you're learning to better see color in your photos, and that …is to make wild swings in color balance. Let's take a look. …I'll start off by adding a new adjustment layer for color balance.…
So I'll click on the Add New Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers …panel, and choose Color Balance from the popup. …That will cause the color balance options to be displayed in the Properties panel, …and here I can swing the adjustment through their extremes. …All the way from one side to the other, of the full slider range. …For this image, I might for example be mostly concerned about the green, magenta …
- 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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