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Beginner Color Toning in Photoshop

with Khara Plicanic

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About The Class


You’ve heard of doing color correction to fix color casts and various white balance issues. Now learn how to intentionally skew the colors and tones in an image for the sake of mood or special effect. Learn how hue/saturation, levels, adjustment layers, gradients, and gradient maps can be used for color “incorrection” to create vintage and matte film effects.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Understanding White Balance, Color Balance, Hue & Saturation

    10:31
  2. 02

    Manipulating Color Balance

    02:28
  3. 03

    Working with Hue & Saturation

    12:44
  4. 04

    Black & White Adjustment Layer with Tint

    03:43
  5. 05

    Simple Color Correction

    03:37
  6. 06

    Toning with Color Fills

    05:56
  7. 07

    Split Toning with Gradient Maps

    18:56
  8. 08

    Realistic Toning with Gradient Maps

    05:58
  9. 09

    Creative Coloring with Curves

    04:56
  10. 10

    Loading & Recording Actions

    05:13
  11. 11

    Creating Your Own Actions

    07:04

Meet Your Expert

Khara Plicanic

A one-woman show, Khara has been dazzling her photo clients with outrageous service and record-breaking turnaround times since shooting her first wedding 14 years ago. Her book, “Getting Started in Digital Photography” showcases ... read more

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  • Sara C. Madsen

    November 2019

    Nice little class. Very basic. Perfect for beginners.

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2016

    Very, very basic. Strictly for beginners.

  • user-9f5c01

    February 2016

    Khara is very personable and engaging. But I do think people should know this is NOT a color CORRECTION workshop. This is a basic course in that it provides a very brief overview of the pshop functions that can contribute to color manipulation. She does go most into gradient maps.

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