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The Quick and Easy Guide to Color Correction Part 2

In part one of this guide I covered the basics for color balancing. In this guide, I’ll show you more advanced techniques on how to take your color corrected photo and turn it into a gorgeous, glossy photo you might find on the cover of a magazine. This process relies a lot more on artistic interpretation than straightfoward color correction, so an eye for color certainly helps.

While my objective with this post is to achieve a colorful glossy underwater photo, you can use the same techniques to achieve any kind of style or mood you are looking for whether it’s a Film Noir look or a cold wintery day feel to your photo.

Advanced But Simple Color Correction

Levels is the way to start out color correcting your photographs in Photoshop, but sometimes it isn’t enough.

What do you do if your darks aren’t rich enough but the overall color is a little too bleak? What if the white balance is off?

There are many, many more options beyond levels to color correct photos.

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