Precise Color Cast Correction with Gray Fill Layers (DPS)


Today I learned about one of the simplest and most accurate ways I’ve read about to do color correction through an article I found at Digital Photography School.  The article, Precise Color Cast Correction with Gray Fill Layers, describes how to find a middle gray pixel to use for color balancing.  How?  with Gray Fill Layers, of course (couldn’t you tell from the title?).

The only caveat I have about the article is that it somewhat makes an assumption that your monitor is calibrated.  While you can probably get close enough without calibration, I have recently seen the light (or seen the color, as the case may be) and I truly see the benefit of calibrating your monitor. But the technique is a solid one, and in an ah-ha moment, I think you’ll be glad you happened upon the tutorial.

Read the Article: Precise Color Cast Correction with Gray Fill Layers

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D. Travis North is a professional Landscape Architect, a Freelance Photographer and founder of Shutter Photo. Ever since he picked up his first SLR, his father's Nikon N2000, he's been hooked on photography. Travis likes to photograph urban environments, architectural details and has a new-found interest in close-up photography. His work can be found at D. Travis North Photography. Follow Travis on twitter: @dtnorth.

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