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Color Correction in Photoshop - Color Balance

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In this tutorial viewers will learn how to correct colors in Photoshop using the Color Balance adjustment

Video Steps

1. Open a photo for editing in Photoshop

2. Open a photo for editing in Photoshop

3. Select "OK" on the dialogue

4. The Color Balance adjustment works by allowing you to reduce the amount of one color in an image, while boosting the opposite color

5. The default tone adjusted is the midtones, which will affect the general color of an image

6. To adjust the darker tones in an image while leaving the other tones intact, set the Tone to Shadows

7. To adjust only the lighter tones in an image, set the Tone to Highlights

8. To boost the warmth of an image, reduce the levels of Cyan and Blue

9. To boost the cool tones of an image, reduce the levels of Red and Magenta

10. To counter a colored cast over an image, simply reduce the slider of the unwanted case; e.g. to remove a red tinge from a sunset, boost the Blue and Cyan while reducing the Magenta

11. Ensure "Preserve Luminosity" is checked so that the brightness of the image isn't affected

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