How to Correct White Balance in Photoshop

To correct white balance in Photoshop, choose “Levels” from the menu, and click on “Auto Levels.” To set the white balance of the photo, select the white point (the color that appears brightest), and then adjust the curve so that the color appears as pure white. The white point can be set according to the lighting of the subject or environment.

White Balance

If the image is too dark, reduce the brightness; otherwise, increase it.

To correct the image, go to Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and adjust the colors using the hue slider. For example, use the blue channel to adjust the colors to make the image lighter. If the image is too bright, reduce the saturation of the colors; otherwise, increase it.

Adjust the shadows or highlights.

Open the Shadows/Highlights tool and adjust the slider to the desired effect.

White balance is the process of adjusting the color temperature (or tint) of the white balance setting in the camera. White balance is the amount of red, green and blue light that a digital camera sensor is exposed to. This is an important part of photo editing to prevent the “purple” color cast, which is caused by underexposure of the red end of the spectrum and overexposure of the blue end of the spectrum.

Open a new image in Photoshop (File>New), and go to the Adjustment panel on the top of the screen (Image>Adjustments). In the Tone panel, find the White Balance adjustment and select it, and choose ‘Auto’ from the dropdown menu.

If your camera is set to Auto white balance, this will set it to the color temperature you chose in the camera settings. This is a good place to start, but if you notice a noticeable purple cast in your images, try changing the color temperature to one of these values:

– 5000K: This will produce images with a warm, yellowish tone.

– 6500K: This will produce images with a neutral, mid-tone color.

– 8200K: This will produce images with a cooler, bluish tone.

– 10000K: This will produce images with a cool, bluish-green tone.

– 12000K: This will produce images with a cold, grayish tone.

– 18000K: This will produce images with a cool, bluish-gray tone.

– 20000K: This will produce images with a very cold, bluish-white tone.

You can change these settings at any time by simply clicking on the White Balance button and choosing a new color temperature.

If you are using Lightroom, you can change the white balance settings by choosing the White Balance adjustment from the Develop module.