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Photoshop Tip: Color Balancing in Photoshop

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
July 3, 2012

The Color Balance adjustment in Photoshop is used for correcting (or offsetting!) colours in an image depending on the lighting situation

Color balance in Photoshop

Open Color Balance from Layer>New Adjustment Layer and click on the word Midtones to open a drop-down containing Shadows and Highlights. See what kind of effect you can create by adapting all three, instead of just Midtones which is its default.

Here’s a before/after of this image – the after has had the Highlights and Shadows adapted and the final image is warmer and moodier.