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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Match Color

Match Color attempts to match the general color and contrast of two images. Let’s start with simple examples and then progress into more complex and unusual solutions.

Suppose you have two images, one of which has a very cool feeling and the other of which is rather neutral, but both images have similar lighting conditions (Figures 8.62 and 8.63). In order to match the general feeling of the two images, open both images, click the image you’d like to change, and choose Image > Adjustments > Match Color (Figure 8.64). At the bottom of the Match Color dialog, change the Source pop-up menu to show the name of the image whose color you’d like to match. If the image contains adjustment layers, be sure to choose Merged from the Layer pop-up ...

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