Photoshop: Basic Color Adjustments Lesson 2
There are two ways to do basic color adjustments. I taught you one way —> HERE. Today we are looking at the second way!
After you have your image opened in Photoshop, you’ll want to click “Layers” > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance , a little menu will pop up asking what you want to name the layer, you can either rename it or just leave it as is and hit enter.
Secondly, you’ll see the color balance menu pop up. It will automatically be on mid tones, which is great because that’s usually what needs to be adjusted.
For this specific image I am going to bring the reds down, bring the yellows down and bring the greens up just a little bit. I adjusted the highlights just a little bit on this image, so that I could show you a cool thing about using an adjustment layer.
If you decide you adjusted the color too much and want to bring it down just a little bit, you can go over, click on the Color Balance layer, and where it says “Opacity” you can bring it up or down to your tastes.
You can also click on the little eyeball next to the layer and it will turn the layer off so you can see the “before” of your image. Click it again to turn it back on and you’ll have the “after”.
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