Photoshop Secrets 17: 5 Ways To Color Correct Beautifully (Remove Any Cast)
Photoshop Secrets 17: 5 Ways To Color Correct Beautifully (Even Remove Strong Casts)
In today’s 5 ways to color correct Photoshop Secrets, we will look at a number of very effective ways to remove even the strongest colour casts in Photoshop.
These techniques are quick and easy. Three of the methods are instant, letting Photoshop choose the colors for us. Different methods work for different scenes. That is why I have put together the free action above. Just run this once and delete the layers you don’t want to keep.
The other two techniques require more manual input from us, but gain more consistent results. While establishing a white point is a fairly common technique, matching colours from different images, which we see in the video, is less known but very effective.
5 Ways of Colour Correcting in Photoshop
1. With your image open in photoshop, go to Image>Auto Colour or Press Shift+Ctrl+B on a PC or Shift+Cmd+B on a Mac.
2. As you can see it does a decent job of removing the colour cast.
1. On the menu navigation pane go to Image>Adjustment>Match Colour.
2. When the Match Colour option appears select the tick box ‘Nuatralize’. Then, click OK.
3. A different after effect from the first method but equally as good.
1. For the third method we’re going into Camera RAW. Go to Filters>Camera Raw Filter or press Shift+Ctrl+A on a PC or Shift+Cmd+A on a Mac.
2. In the dropdown option for White Balance select Auto.
3. Click on OK to return to photoshop.
4. The colour is balanced and we have kept some subtle colours.
For this method, we will be using an image of the same scene that was taken at the same time but without an ND filter.
1. We open an image containing the colours we want.
2. As we did in one of the previous methods, go to Image>Adjustments>Match Colour.
3. When the dialogue box opens, under the image statistics for your source, select the image which you want to balance the colours from.
In our example, it is named “color 2.psd”.
4. This time we have control. Under Image Options you can adjust the Luminance, Color Intensity ,and Fade. When you’re finished click OK.
5. Because we have some level of control this method is much more flexible than the others and can produce a variety of different results.
1. Our final method uses Levels or Curves.
2. Select the eyedropper tool to find the white point.
3. Take your eyedropper tool over the image and hold down the Alt or Opt key. The image will change dramatically to display the brightest areas of the image.
4. Refine the selection by using the sliders.
5. Release the Alt or Opt key and click on the area of your image that you would like to use as your White point.
6. Again, another good result. Proof that Photoshop has a good variety of ways to color correct quickly and easily.
There are addition methods but these simple and effective methods are the easiest 5 ways to color correct in photoshop.
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If you liked this tutorial we have several other tutorial on color control and manipulation which be found at the following link https://www.shutterevolve.com/page/2/?s=colour.
For an 18 minute detailed explanation on color correction, you should watch this youtube video on The Complete Color Correction Process in Photoshop.
8 thoughts on “Photoshop Secrets 17: 5 Ways To Color Correct Beautifully (Even Remove Strong Casts)”
Beautifully done, Mr. McIntyre. You’re a born teacher. And thanks for the free action. It works!
Thank you for the kind words!
Very nice as always.
Thanks Jimmy this is an amazing Way to color collect never knew it and iv been using photoshop since 2012 , thanks again!
Agree with the others Jimmy – thanks for the video, action and learning opportunity.
Jimmy you are amazing. I can only hope to remember a few of these tips. I think I like the last one best, setting the white point. Great job.
So many people, who are graciously offering their talent and time, spend too much time hawking their wares without providing any content. I don’t mind seeing some ads, in fact I often purchase lessons, but I won’t keep coming back unless I am offered usable content…like what you offer here.
I really enjoy your easy going style and technically perfect videos. You are the MASTER.
I really applicate your efforts. Thank you.
And I really appreciate the kind words, Larry. I’m glad you enjoy my tutorials. I nice to know someone out there is getting some use out of them.
I’ve got a colorblindness and have just begun to explore shoting with filters. BUT i’m using cheap plastic ones that produces a magentacast in all my images. Non of your techniques are working unfortunally. Do you know any way for me to go around my colorblindness here?
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