assignment: Color Correction Part 1

OBJECTIVE:
•To gain a greater understanding and control over the Levels Adjustment Layer
•To neutralize the color cast  (global color correction)
 

OVERVIEW -Turn in:
• 6 images -color corrected I am giving you the images to color correct. Found Here.
Show all Layers (should just be 1 Adjustment Layer + Background Layer)
• Save as: .PSD ot .TIFF
• These will all be global corrections (1 adjustment layer, correcting the entire image)

TITLEING INFO: please name files:
Last name_First initial_project.extension
Example:
smith_b_ccimage1.psd
smith_b_ccimage2.psd

COLOR CORRECTION USING THE EYEDROPPERS
Finding the White, Gray and/or Black point within the image to neutralize a color cast.
Use the eyedroppers in the Levels Adjustment dialogue box.
You will color correct the 6 images found on the website.
Download the 6 images and correct.

Your white eye dropper should be set R245, G245, B245
Your midtone eye dropper should be set R133, G133, B133
Your black eye dropper should be set R7, G7, B7

LET ME HELP YOU CHEAT

DO NOT USE BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT LAYERS

•IMAGE 1, white point may be a fooler, not the sky (maybe a chair)

•IMAGE 2, white on wall?

•IMAGE 3, be careful of the black point you choose. OR  try using the midtone eyedropper on the ? what is gray in this image? dont be afraid to make a couple of clicks to find the neutralized look for the image.

•IMAGE 4, maybe the midtone eyedropper and sliding the highlight input slider to the left?

•IMAGE 5, maybe the midtone eyedropper? (wall between two people)

• IMAGE 6 White Eyedropper & Gray Eyedropper, keep the wall detail texture. Do you need to move any of the sliders?

Remember you do not need to use all 3 eyedroppers. (you never use all 3, many times Two) Sometimes only one will work. Sometimes white. Sometimes THE MIDTONE. Look at the histogram in the levels panel, push or pull the slider to the info, maybe this will help. Explore, try. You can always undo…

To become good at color correcting practice, practice, practice. You will see color better as you practice look for the blue cast in your outdoor images, yellow from the incandescent lights indoors. Green from flourescent. Look for what should be neutral tone in your images to see your colorcast. Remember to use your Info Panel to see the color shift in the RGB channels.