Photoshop CS3: Color Adjustment Layers

Photoshop CS3: Color Adjustment Layers.


How do you improve the color balance of your images? In this information-packed session, we'll dig into nondestructive color retouching using Photoshop's color adjustment layers. Jason Hoppe includes plenty of real-world examples using Levels, Curves, Hue and Saturation, and other layer adjustment techniques. Plus, he'll cover matching color between multiple photos, and balancing color to provide “pleasing color”.

This 90-minute workshop covers the real-world use of Photoshop's color correction tools. Including:

  • Adjusting images in RGB vs. CMYK.
  • Using Levels and the Histogram.
  • Correcting color with Curves.
  • Correcting color with Hue and Saturation.
  • Matching color between two images.
  • Plus many tips and tricks from in real-world retouching.

90-minute Workshops. Learn in the morning and get back to work.

PSCS3-ColorCorrection.pngAt CreativeTechs, we're taking a new approach to learning. We've broken weeks of training materials into dozens of smaller, bite-sized modules. The results are shorter, more focused classes that allow busy creative professionals get what they need, without having to set aside an entire day, or two, (or three) for longer classes.

Here's the pitch: Join us Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 9:30am, pick up a couple new skills, and get back to work before lunch. You can put what you learned into use the same day.

Clear, exhaustive explanations in a comfy setting. Plus a complete handout to take home. In 90 minutes you'll pick up dozens of tips and techniques that you can put to work right away.

These workshops are demonstrated using Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS X, however the learning applies to PC users as well as previous versions of Photoshop.

Photoshop Thursdays: Non-Destructive Retouching.

Every Thursday morning at CreativeTechs, Photoshop guru Jason Hoppe leads an ongoing series of classes covering non-destructive retouching techniques. Learn the secret to improve your images without overwriting the original image data. Done properly, you protect your full image quality as you make edits. Even better, you retain flexibility when clients come back with late change requests.

Also Available: Personalized & Group Training.

In addition to the morning 90-minute workshops, all topics are available for personalized group training sessions, or individual one-on-one training. Plus, because of how we've developed smaller, bite-sized topics, we can easily combine a variety of topics to help fit your team's particular needs.

If you are interested in group training, or a personalized coaching session, email

Related Photoshop Tips:

CreativeTechs publishes a free weekly newsletter for creative professionals, drawn from our real world experience supporting hundreds of creative teams in the greater Seattle area. Below are a few recent Photoshop tips:

  • Don't crop. Use Photoshop's Trim feature.
  • Build Animated GIFs in Photoshop.
  • Photoshop CS3's clone tool adds "Ignore Adjustment Layers".
  • How to smooth skin in Photoshop.
  • Scale Layer Effects in Photoshop.
  • Photoshop CS3's Automatic People Remover.
  • Remove unwanted people from public photos.
  • Quick Skin Tone Retouching in Photoshop.
  • Use Photoshop's Background Eraser Tool.
  • Fast way to straighten a photo in Photoshop.
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