Neutral Color Temperature Correction Trick

Ghost Ridder Image adjusted using Neutral Color Temperature Correction Trick

Ghost Ridder Image adjusted using Neutral Color Temperature Correction Trick

 

This neutral color temperature correction trick is a simple visual way for achieving a quick neutral color balance. Caution neutral color balance  is not for every image but is a good starting point for most images.

If you have ever struggled with adjusting color temperature and tint in Lightroom or Adobe camera raw this is for you. If you are not looking for a neutral balanced image, such as a sunset image, this will help you tune the color balance of your image.

  • Step 1: Open your image in Lightroom Develop module or Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Step 2: Slide the Saturation all the way to max.
  • Step 3: Looking at your neutrals, whites and darks adjust the color temperature and tint sliders for a neutral or your desired color balance.
  • Step 4: Lower the Saturation to normal and make your other adjustments and finish with a saturation adjustment.

This method lets you easily see subtle color influences in your neutrals, whites and darks so secondary color correction is seldom needed. This is not the only way to make this adjustment for a color correct image but for visually orientated people it is fast and easy.

About John Aydelotte

I aspire to pass on some of the 40 years of imaging knowledge I have acquired. I have a true passion for imaging and wish to enjoy my retirement from Commercial Photography by creating images from my heart. I am still taking a few Freelance jobs but would love to teach and lead others on their amazing photography journey. I have two grown children and 7 grandchildren. I am focusing on photography, education and retirement.

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