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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Color Correcting Digital-Camera Images

As far as digital technology has come, there’s still one thing that digital cameras won’t do: give you perfect color every time. In fact, if they gave us perfect color 50% of the time, that would be incredible; but unfortunately, every digital camera (and every scanner that captures traditional photos) sneaks in some kind of color cast in your image. Generally, it’s a red cast, but depending on the camera, it could be blue. Either way, you can be pretty sure that there’s a cast. (Figure it this way: If there wasn’t, the term “color correction” wouldn’t be used.) Here’s how to get your color in line.

Step One.
Open the digital-camera photo you want to color correct. (The photo shown here doesn’t look too ...

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