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Correct or enhance your color images with a photo filter

Inside Photoshop

by Renée Dustman

You’re probably well aware by now that practically anything you can do in Photoshop, you can do a number of different ways. Some methods are simply easier than others. Consider the Photo Filter command, for example. Of all the various ways you can remove a colorcast or adjust the color hue in an image, using the Photo Filter command is probably the quickest and easiest method to do either. In this article, we’ll show you how to use this feature to do both.

Using a photo filter

The Photo Filter command works much like colored filters you can attach to camera lenses. The filter color blends with the existing color in your image to create a new color balance. This technique enables you to do things like remove a colorcast from an image or enhance color in an image with a cool or warm hue.

To remove a colorcast

You can remove a colorcast, like the yellow colorcast in the image shown in Figure A1, by simply neutralizing it with a color filter, as shown in Figure A2. To do this, choose Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter. This opens the Photo Filter dialog box, as shown in Figure B. In the Use pane[…]


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