We all know Photoshop is the go-to tool when an image requires editing. Photoshop is filled with features that allow people to edit in image however they want. Photoshop color correcting is one of the most basic yet commonly used features of Photoshop. You don’t have to be an expert in Photoshop to get the desired results as it is very easy to learn. Let’s look at a few of the tips when it comes to color correction using Photoshop.
Brightness and Contrast:
One of the simplest things to do while color correcting is to try and adjust the brightness and contrast of the image. More often than not, you will find a balance between the two which will help the colors of the image to pop out. This will adjust some of the shadow problems that an image might have if it was taken under bad lighting.
Use Adjustment Layers:
Adding adjustment layers in Photoshop is the safest way to edit an image. Once an adjustment layer is added to an image, you can always edit or remove it without messing up the original image. It also helps in correcting the color of the image and is especially useful in removing any sort of tint attached to the image.
The Curves feature available in Photoshop can be a tricky thing to get into. Basically, there’s a graph that displays a curve representing the colors in your image. You can move the curve along the graph to change the color of your image. You can use this technique to correct the colors of your image. It can be hard to learn but once you get the hang of it, this feature could prove to be one of the most useful features of Photoshop.
This is a lazy, unreliable yet the fastest way to color correct an image. The results are not always what you expect them to be, but if it’s a simple image that requires quick editing, then you can always use the automatic color correction feature in Photoshop. Once you make a copy of the image, you can directly choose to option ‘auto color’ from the main menu or Shift+Ctrl+B while having the copied layer selected, and Photoshop will analyze and automatically correct the color for you. Depending on the image, you could get really accurate results or you will have to resort to other, much more time-consuming methods.
These are just some of the useful features that will help you color correct an image. There are a lot of Photoshop color correcting tutorials available online.