Common photo problems and how to fix them in Photoshop: #8 The colors just look wrong

Photoshop color correction
(Image credit: James Paterson)

It's very tempting to imagine that if you shoot everything in raw then you can fix things like white balance later rather than having to figure it out when you shoot. That's true up to a point, but all you're really doing is postponing the job till later – and even though modern white balance systems are pretty good, they can still throw you a curved ball now and again.

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James Paterson

The lead technique writer on Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, James is a fantastic general practice photographer with an enviable array of skills across every genre of photography. 

Whether it's flash photography techniques like stroboscopic portraits, astrophotography projects like photographing the Northern Lights, or turning sound into art by making paint dance on a set of speakers, James' tutorials and projects are as creative as they are enjoyable. 

He's also a wizard at the dark arts of Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity Photo, and is capable of some genuine black magic in the digital darkroom, making him one of the leading authorities on photo editing software and techniques.