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In this introductory lesson to Photoshop we'll be showing you how to use color correction tools available to you in Photoshop ...
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Now because color correction is such an essential part of the Photoshop work flow, that is where we are going to start here. we are going to go to file open, open this file, and you will find these files if you want to follow along with me, in the part one folder of the project files. I am going to be in lesson for this quick tour. Again, I do not recommend that you follow along if you are new to Photoshop. We will be covering all of these features and functions in detail later, and I announced that when I opened this document, I went to file open, from now on I am not going to announce simple things like that. I am not going to tell you how to do it.
After you watch this training series, all of these things will make sense, and you will know how to do all these stuff using all the keyboard shortcuts and all that stuff that I am going to show you throughout this series.
So first off, I am going to talk about correcting red eye. That is a very simple fix here in Photoshop. I am going to use the red eye tool hidden underneath this healing brush tool, and here is a pitiful picture of me like a deer caught in the headlights, and I do not wife see what my wife sees apparently, but that is just the whole hunk of man right there. So I am going to click with the red eye in my glowing beady eyes, and look at that red eye is gone.
Now let us talk about some more advanced sophisticated color correction. I am going to close this image out, and I am going to open up lighthouse.psd. This is a somewhat gloomy shot of a lighthouse. I am going zoom into this just a little bit here. it is a very overcast day, and when you take photos on overcast days, they tend to be kind of kind of low contrasty, meaning that the lights are not as light, and the dark is not as dark. So I am going to correct this very quickly inside the Photoshop. I am going to add a level adjustment later, and let us darken up the dark just a little bit. The bright quite a bit, and let us even change the mid tone values. That is pretty good, maybe a little bit more. Awesome!
Now we need to bring out some color here, it is still a little bit too washed out, so let us go in and fix the color. I am going to add a hue saturation adjustment later. I am going to bump up the general saturation. Oh yes! I am liking that, you feeling that? Oh that is beautiful.
Now let us go over to the blues, and I am going to change the sky color here. Let us bump up the saturation of that sky. Oh yes. Now you will see that even bumps up the saturation or the vibrants of these background clouds, water area things back here making them a lot more attractive.
Now finally let us go over and change the grass. The grass is still a little yellowy and dead to me. So I am going to click here, fiddle with this grass make it a little more vibrant, and actually, let us change the hue a little bit too. There you go, and that is grass that I would like to roll in on a Saturday afternoon, so now I am going to hit OK. Now I am going to open up the history pallet and make it use snap shop to compare the old way to the new way. Old, icky, low contrast, dead grass, gloomy skies. The new way, and all is right with the world.