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Chapter 6. The Color of Money: Color Cor... > Dave’s Amazing Trick for Finding a N... - Pg. 168

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Dave's Amazing Trick for Finding a Neutral Gray Step One: Open any color photo, and click on the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette to create a new blank layer. Then, go under the Edit menu and choose Fill. When the Fill Finding a neutral midtone during color correcting has always been kind of tricky. Well, it was until Dave Cross, who works with me as Senior Developer of Education for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), came into my office one day to show me his amazing new trick for finding right where the midtones live in just about any image. When he showed me, I immediately blacked out. After I came to, I begged Dave to let me share his very slick trick in my book, and being the friendly Canadian he is, he obliged.