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Features of color correction in Photoshop

The work of the color corrector mainly consists in processing images (and other material) that are being prepared for output to devices.

Often, processing causes a lot of problems for professionals. B-especially when the quality of the original photos leaves much to be desired.

Well, in General, in our time, when computer technologies are rapidly developing, skilful processing of images is quite profitable.

Color correction is a change in the colors, tones, and saturation of an image. It is used to improve the image or as a creative technique.

Color correction technology in Photoshop

As for color correction in Photoshop, it is used in:

retouching images;
processing of site images and advertising products;
creating photo-realistic illustrations;
the film industry;
etc.
Adjustment layer
Color correction is performed on the adjustment layers.

If you apply a correction to an image layer, its changes are inevitable and irreversible.

Color correction technology in Photoshop

Adjustment layers act like a filter. All the effects of the adjustment layer are visible in the image below this layer. In addition, it allows you to make changes to the final version of the image if necessary.

Photoshop tools for color correction
Automatic color correction
The most convenient and simple function, suitable even for beginners in processing.

Color correction technology in Photoshop

Algorithm of actions:

Open the image you want to retouch in Photoshop;
Make a copy of the layer with it (press Ctrl+G to do this);
Move to this duplicate, swipe Shift+Ctrl+B.
The function will adjust the contrast and color independently.

Color tone / Saturation
Let’s consider the algorithm for executing this command as well:

Open the image in the program;
Find the adjustment layers among the layers by selecting the half-filled circle icon;
Select “Hue / Saturation”»);
So you can adjust the parameters “Hue”; “Brightness”: lightening and darkening the photo; “Saturation”: fading and juiciness of colors;
When working with each channel, use the eyedropper tool for the hue you are going to change»;
By moving the corresponding sliders, select the settings according to your task.
Curves (Curves)
An elementary option of this tool is correction using pipettes.

Color correction technology in Photoshop

You will find them on the left of the tool window.

1 pipette helps correct shadows;
2 works with medium tones;
The latter – with light.
Color balance (Color Balance)
It is used to adjust and change the color.

Brightness/Contrast (Brightness/Contrast)
Responsible for adjusting brightness and contrast.

Juiciness (Vibrance)
This tool is popular with inexperienced photographers and designers. The fact is that thanks to it, you can instantly transform a dull, featureless image into a colorful, spectacular image.

Camera Raw
And this tool is already considered advanced. It makes a significant part of retouching.

Nik Collection
If you don’t have the desire or ability to learn the nuances of color correction in Photoshop, we recommend installing the free Nik Collection plugin.

In it you will find a lot of filters, adjustment layers that you can adjust at will.

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