Photoshop Lab Color: how to retouch images for a professional finish

Photoshop Lab Color: how to retouch images for a professional finish

How to use the Photoshop Lab Color mode: steps 9-10

How to use the Photoshop Lab Color mode: step 9

Equalise the colors
You’ll need to even out the cyan color shift by moving the white point the same distance inwards as the black point. The black point was set at 25, so subtract 25 from 255. Now click on the right-hand box and input 230. Note how this intensifies the color of the orange scarf.

 

How to use the Photoshop Lab Color mode: step 10

Repeat on the b channel
Click on the channel drop-down again and choose ‘b’. This channel affects the blues and yellows in the image. Once again, bring the black and white points inwards by the same value. This time we’ve set the black point 35 and the white point 220. Note how this boosts the blue clothes.

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