3 selective adjustment tools your raw files can’t live without

3 selective adjustment tools your raw files can't live without

Using selective adjustment tools for accurate white balance

 

Adjust white balance with selective adjustment tools

Adobe Camera Raw is the best place to correct white balance for realistic-looking colours.

But as well as adjusting white balance over the whole image, the Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush also give you selective control.

Not only is this useful for cooling tones in a sky or warming tones in land – as we’ve done here, it’s also great if you have a scene with different light sources, such as a portrait captured with a mix of daylight and tungsten lighting.

White Balance controls

 

Temperature
Drag left to cool tones and right to warm them.

Tint
Allows you to fine-tune white balance  to compensate for a green or magenta tint.

White Balance tool
Click on a tone that you know to be white or neutral grey. Adobe Camera Raw will then detect the 
correct temperature.

PAGE 1: Overview of selective adjustment tools
PAGE 2: Graduated Filter
PAGE 3: Adjustment Brush
PAGE 4: Targeted Adjustments
PAGE 5: Using selective adjustment tools for accurate white balance

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