Help with Color Correcting

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Fred S, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    EM-10 12-40 lens
    EXIF data Attached Digital ESP Metering
    .jpg image
    3 shots all with the same results :confused-53:
    Notice the cool color at the lower left of the image ( the fender ) should be lime green
    What happened and how can I fix this ?
    I am using Elements 8. Sorry my processing knowledge is limited

    thanks in advance for any HELP

  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    It almost looks like an exposure problem, like the light there was brighter than the the rest of the scene.

    You could try an exposure brush and bring it down, or burning it with a burn brush. If that doesn't work, you can always do a selection and use a HUE adjustment and match the current hue to the lime green on another part of the car.

    Techniques to do these are all over Youtube. You should be able to find a video pretty quickly to suit your needs.


    Thinking about it, the selection with HUE adjustment is probably your best bet. The color is so shifted that it will probably just darken it with the existing color shift.
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  3. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    Thanks VERY much Andrew
    Change colors is PSE 8
    HUE adjustment and match the current hue
    Now All I have to do is Polish the fender ( LOL )

  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2013
    You got it already fixed nicely!

    Another option for color fixes like this is to create an empty layer in Photoshop, set its layer mode to "color", and then with a brush just paint any picked color into the area you want to fix.
    That wouldn't have darkened it though, so that would be an extra step / adjustment layer.

    Just another arrow to have in the quiver :)
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