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Part I:: Mastering the Basics > Adjusting Color

Chapter 5. Adjusting Color

Adjusting color is often the single most challenging aspect of retouching a photo, or creating a composite out of two or more images (or portions thereof). Unless you’re working with grayscale images, the colors in your pictures can be more important than many other aspects of the photos. A few dust spots may go unnoticed, but serious color errors leap out and grab the attention of even the casual viewer.

Good colors can make a photo pleasing, or produce a jarring, visual dissonance. Carefully applied retouching strokes that otherwise blend perfectly can stand out like a sore thumb if the colors don’t match the rest of the image. As you’ll see in Part III, matching colors when creating a composite can make the difference between a smooth blending of images and something that looks like a hastily-thrown-together collage.


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