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Hour 6. Adjusting Color > Adjusting by Eye with Variations

Adjusting by Eye with Variations

The most obvious way to make a color adjustment is to compare a "before and after" view of the image. In Photoshop, the tool for doing this is called Variations. It's the last item on the Image, Adjust submenu. Variations combines several image adjustment tools into one easy-to-use system that shows you thumbnail images that are variations on the original image. You simply click the one that looks best to you. You can choose variations of hue and brightness and then see the result (which Photoshop calls Current Pick) compared to the original.

Tip

If Variations doesn't appear on the Adjust submenu, it's because the Variations plug-in may not have been installed. Consult the Photoshop manual for information about using plug-in modules.



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