Shutter Release: Natural color correction, color toning video, exposure blending using channels & more


posted Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST


As we head into the last weekend of September, we have four videos to share with you in today's edition of Shutter Release. An ongoing regular series, Shutter Release is a way for us to share and summarize interesting photography content we find from around the web. Sometimes we also include small bits of news in here as well, but today's crop of content is a quartet of videos, all aimed at helping you improve your photography and photo editing in particular.

The most natural color correction technique in Photoshop - f64 Academy

It may seem odd to consider inverting your image to help correct its color, but as Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows, that's a particularly effective way to remove a color cast or fix your white balance. The "inverted image" technique may sound complicated, but it's actually quite simple as you can see in the video below.

How to color tone video in Photoshop - Phlearn

It is just a colorful day here in Shutter Release. The next video is from Aaron Nace at Phlearn and it is about how you can use adjustment layers in Photoshop to color grade video much like you would with still images.

Exposure blending using channels - Anthony Morganti

In the second episode of a new series, "Intermediate Photoshop," Anthony Morganti discusses exposure blending using channels. Exposure blending is a powerful way to create natural-looking images with greater dynamic range and depth, so it is an important skill if you want to expand the range of your images without simply plugging exposures into an HDR program.

Ask Serge Q&A session - Serge Ramelli

Streamed on September 27, the video below is a recording of an episode of "Ask Serge!" with Serge Ramelli. Viewers were able to submit questions to Serge and he answered them in good detail. Ramelli is a long-time professional photographer so he has a lot of insight to share.