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How to fix white balance in Photoshop

How to fix white balance in photoshop and ACR (video tutorials)

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!

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What is White Balance?

When you set your white balance, you want what appears white to the naked eye, to appear white in your photograph. If it’s too blue or too yellow, this is a white balance issue. White balance refers to the balance of white within your photo!

Now if you shoot in RAW, you can fix this at a greater detail in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR). If you shoot in JPG, you can only fix this with a simple color balance layer once you open your image in Photoshop.

How to fix white balance in photoshop and ACR (video tutorials)

How to fix white balance in Photoshop:

How to fix white balance in Adobe Camera RAW:

Now just to clarify. If you shoot in RAW you can use either of these options, but ACR is the better option. If you shoot in JPG, you can only use the layer option in Photoshop. If you are curious what RAW is and how to make the switch, make sure to read this post!

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