Easy Fix for White Balance in Photoshop CC

Easy Fix for White Balance in Photoshop CC

August 7, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


What’s up everyone? My name is Criss and you can find me on eyestocker.com
This is my first Photoshop tutorial in English and today I wanna teach you a cool and easy
way to fix the white balance in your images even if you didn’t shoot in RAW mode. If you have a mirrorless camera, a smartphone
or even a DLSR you might notice that some of your images have a colder tone or maybe
in some cases, a warmer tone than normal. That’s because the white balance setting wasn’t
correct when you took that photo. Normally, before taking the picture a grey
card like this comes handy. But, what should we do when we don’t have
one and we still want to repair that photo somehow. Well, there is chance to correct it and that
is what I’m going to show you right now. Let’s do it! So, the first image is with a big white bed,
which as you can see already has a horrible blue cast in it and we must find the correct
white balance, right?Well, I’ve seen a few people trying to find the blackes and whitest
points to correct the white balance in Photoshop, but I will show you a way which works for
me all the time when I’m not shooting in RAW format. Here is the first step. I’m gonna create a new layer above this one
here, by pressing on this icon, or using the keyboard and pressing CTRL+SHIFT+N. Here is
my new layer, I’m gonna fill it with 50% grey, by pressing SHIFT+BACKSPACE, or by going to
edit and pressing FILL. Hit ok now, and there you have it, that’s
it and thanks for watching this tutorial! Just messing with you guys, don’t take it
seriously, please! Select the layer and change the blending mode
to difference. And that looks weird, I know, but next add
a Treshold adjustment layer. Now, you can see here this histogram and a
slider. Drag the slider all the way to the left and
now the image should be completely white as you can see. If you start dragging the slider slowly to
the right, you will see some dark areas starting to show up but don’t stop here. Try to drag it a little bit more to the right
just arround the value of 20, 25 or so, but it depends to one photo to another. Ok, done. Now.. choose the eye dropper by pressing the
I letter on your keyboard and zoom into the dark area by holding Z. Now hold down SHIFT click on the dark area
and you will notice a little marker. That means you just pin pointed that area. CTRL+0 now to fit your image on the screen,
and we are going to hide the treshold layer and the grey layer for now. I will select the bottom layer, and I will
ad a curves adjustment layer. You will se here 3 eye droppers. This one is for the white point, this one
here is for the black point and this one is for the grey point. Choose this one, zoom in closely again to
the marked area by holding Z and click exactly on that mark. And that should fix your white balance. Now we have a big white bed with a correct
white balance, right? Ok, let’s head over to the second image with
this beautiful woman reading a book in the park. Again, blue cast on my image, I’m going to
repeat the steps from the previous image, by adding a new layer, filling it it with
50% grey and choosing difference as blending mode. I’m gonna add a treshold layer and I will
move the slider around the value of 20.Next is the eye dropper of course, I will zom into
the black area and I’m hodling SHIFT to create a mark. Fit on screen with CTRL+0 or by choosing View
and Fit on Screen. Delete or deactivate the treshold layer, and
the grey layer, select the bottom layer and add a curves adjustment layer. Click on the grey point eye dropper and hit
the marked point. And there you have it, the white balance is
fixed now and it look really good. Let’s see a before and after real quick, first
for this photo with the bed. Before…and after. And the second image, before… and after.Looking
good, I like the final result and of course you can delete the unneded layers to keep
your project as clean as possible. And if you like these stock images I will
drop you a link to them in the description. That’s it for today, thanks so much for watching,
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I post news and photos very often and see you in the next video. Buh bye now!