Fix Extreme Color Casts With This Amazing Photoshop Quick Trick

Have you ever had a photo where the color cast was so bad that you thought it was unrecoverable? This simple Photoshop quick trick shows you how to fix even the most extreme color casts.

What are some of your most embarrassing or cringeworthy memories along your photography journey? Believe me, I could write a book on mine, but right up near the top would have to be my complete lack of knowledge regarding color casts in images. I had no idea that different cameras and camera brands, as well as different lenses, created different color casts in images. In fact, I was so naive when I first began that I didn't even know what a color cast was. It wasn't until a very good photographer friend of mine pointed out to me one day long ago that some of my images of surfing tended to look a little green. I then worked out that it was a certain camera and lens combination that was the culprit. From that day, I've worked on many different techniques for correcting color casts, particularly in post-production.

And that bring us to this great video by Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect, in which he shows you how to fix even the most extreme color casts, which at first glance, might appear completely beyond repair. The example he uses is an image that has an incredibly strong blue color cast. What I really like about this video is that he goes through a few common techniques and explains why they don't work. Then, he puts you on to this very simple Photoshop technique, and it works a treat. You do need to have the latest version of Photoshop in order to try this out, so give it a look and let me know your thoughts. 

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Iain Stanley is an Associate Professor teaching photography and composition in Japan. Fstoppers is where he writes about photography, but he's also a 5x Top Writer on Medium, where he writes about his expat (mis)adventures in Japan and other things not related to photography. To view his writing, click the link above.

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Wow, I didn't know Photoshop could automatically do this now.