Photoshop CS3: Color Correction Techniques

Photoshop CS3: Color Correction Techniques


How do you improve the color balance of your images? There are dozens of theories and approaches. This workshop will show you the basic principals of color correction — with real-world application of those principals — using non-destructive Photoshop techniques.

In this information-packed session, you'll learn a variety of color correction techniques using Levels, Curves, and Hue and Saturation adjustment layers. You'll also dig into matching color between images, and balancing color to give “pleasing color” to images.

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.
For a complete archive of previous tips, visit

On the Web

Photoshop CS3 Advanced color correction and …

Photoshop CS3 Advanced color correction and adjustment techniques (with CD) [Unknown] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Skin tone color correction by the numbers from the …

... color correction by the numbers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS3 ... CS3 Creative Photographic ...

Watch the Online Video Course Photoshop CS3 Color Correction

All about color correction in Photoshop, ... Setting up Photoshop CS3 for color correction Managing images with Bridge CS3 Understanding ... DSLR Video Tips . …

Advanced Color Correction Tutorial that will Knock Your ...

It is a more sophisticated technique of removing unwanted color ... accuracy and making the proper color correction ... in Photoshop CS3 using a stock ...

Adobe Photoshop Color Correction Techniques

The main color correction techniques page. ... Photoshop. Techniques. Clipping Mask; Color Balance; ... CS3 Raw to Print;

Adobe Photoshop Retouching Color Correction and Techniques

... > Images & Photo Software > Adobe Photoshop > Adobe Photoshop Retouching Color Correction and Techniques ... on which color mode Photoshop is ...

Color Correction with Photoshop in 7 Easy Steps - …

Photoshop Tips; GIMP Tips; ... One method of color correction that I like to use is one that ... adjustment or use the new Brightness/Contrast tool in Photoshop CS3.

Color Correction in Photoshop CS4 | Approach to Color …

Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals, ... a more thorough understanding of color correction is possible.