In our earlier post on white balance, we talked about how to choose the correct preset for your scene. We also talked about getting creative and setting the white balance for a different light source than you’re seeing in your scene to see what happens…
But what if you just get it wrong and you end up with an image that has an unattractive colorcast? Can it be fixed?
The good news is the answer is ‘Yes’! Most off-color casts can be removed in photo editing software. Let’s look at how to do that in Photoshop Elements.
To correct a color cast in Photoshop Elements, open your image and then select:
Enhance>Adjust Color> Remove Color Cast
When you do this, the software will present you with an eyedropper tool that you’ll then use to click on a part of your image that is supposed to be white:
When you do, the colors of the image will change. You may need to click around at a couple of spots to get the look that you want.
Using the ‘Remove Color Cast’ feature in Photoshop Elements, I was able to change the color cast in this image:
As you can see, our little Miles looks a bit pink in the above image. But applying the ‘Remove Color Cast’ and clicking on his white fur changes the image colors slightly to make him look white like he really is: