Have you ever taken a picture and had it come out too blue or too yellow? I mean I think we’ve all done it. And while we do our best to set the white balance, sometimes that’s the last setting I get to in the pressure of the moment. Or sometimes it’s just a tiny bit off when I load my photos in Photoshop. Whatever the reason, there are two ways to quickly and easily fix the issue in post processing!
The curves layer is definitely one of my favorite layers. So much so that I like to use it twice while editing a photo. First, I use it to sharpen and brighten a photo. But my latest obsession has been to use the curves layer to create a matte effect for my photos!
When I started shooting in RAW, I had to completely revamp how I was loading, storing, and organizing my pictures. I needed a system that recognized my photo format. I downloaded Adobe Bridge and I have been more organized than ever since!
Now that I shoot in RAW, my photos have gotten so much cleaner because of this handy little step I can take! I reduce noise in Adobe Camera RAW (i.e. eliminate the grain).
I always wondered how photographers pulled off such clear, crisp images without a spec of grain, ever! Well, there is a reason they like to shoot in RAW. And that reason is what finally swayed me making it worth the memory space it consumes!
Since RAW images preserve every detail of the image, you can fix exposure issues and reduce the noise!