Q: My Manta shot has funky saturation and color... Where do I start?<br> A: Start with White Balance and the HSL sliders in Lightroom or Adobe Camera RawUnderwater,Photography,Tutorials,Lightroom,Photoshop,Adobe,Imaging,Training,Erin

Go Ask Erin - White Balance and Color - Lightroom Tutorial

Q: My Manta shot has funky saturation and color... Where do I start?A: Start with White Balance and the HSL sliders in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw The main problem with this otherwise lovely shot of a manta is bad White Balance. One click of the white balance eye dropper in either Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw will work a world of wonders, and there are a few more tools to help finesse it. Once I fix the white balance, however, it's clear that I need something better than the kludgy Lightroom Spot Removal tool to clean up the backscatter, so I'll take the image into Photoshop to finish it. If you only have Lightroom, you can take a stab at removing backscatter there, but you'll want to open a vein if you have more than just a few spots to remove. If you don't feel like opening a vein, might I suggest opening a bottle of your favorite adult beverage and settling in for a long, tedious spot fest. (Runtime: 7 minutes, 18 seconds)Watch the Quick Fix VideoSoftware Covered in this Video:Can you handle the Big Fix? Thirsty for more? Here's the long version. Starting where we leave off in the original tutorial, see a step-by-step demonstration of every technique Erin uses to finish the image, with many additional topics, tips and tricks. (Runtime: 25 minutes, 22 seconds)Software Covered in this Video: & Topic Time Codes(00:37) Before and After Image Views LR4(01:10) Resetting Panels and Sliders LR4(02:17) Basic Panel Tone and Contrast Adjustments in LR4(04:12) Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation LR4(05:20) Adjustment Brush basics LR4(07:27) Using the Mask Overlay to dial in adjustments LR4(07:35) Accessing the Eraser Brush on the fly LR4(11:18) Edit Pin Tips(12:19) Graduated Filter LR4(14:19) Open Smart Object in PS CS6(16:03) Working in Layers(17:25) The Clone Stamp(19:26) Patch Tool(21:15) The Healing Brushes(22:30) Backscatter Removal Time Lapse(23:18) High Pass Filter Sharpening(24:33) Safe return to LRView Before and After of the Image Click Here to Begin!GoAskErin, is a feature brought to you by Backscatter - Underwater Photo and Video. Erin Quigley, our Lightroom and Photoshop guru, reveals her favorite tips and techniques in our bi-monthly series of online video tutorials, using images chosen from viewer submissions. Erin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters.

Related Posts

GoPro HERO 9 Best Underwater Photography Settings

The GoPro HERO9 is one of the most compact and easy-to-use cameras for capturing 4K video underwater. It’s also great for photo shooters who want simplicity with easy point-and-shoot operation. Our te...

Read More

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

James Emery, manager of the Backscatter Authorized Photo Center at Lembeh Resort, recently shot an amazing demo reel with the Olympus TG-6 and the new Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 light. We sat down wi...

Read More

Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 – How To Guide

This how-to guide will give you the highlights of the instruction manual in video format. If you’re new to the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300, be sure to check out our comprehensive article on the featur...

Read More

Olympus PEN E-PL10 Best Underwater Camera Settings & Gear

The Olympus E-PL10 is one of our favorite mirrorless underwater camera systems. We’ve already called it the Best Bang For Your Buck in Underwater Photography in our comprehensive review, and now we’re...

Read More

Stingrays Underwater Photo Tips for Little Cayman

Hi there! My name is Tiago Peixoto and you can find me shooting in Little Cayman as the Backscatter Photo Pro for the Reef Divers Photo Center. Little Cayman is truly a fantastic place for underwater ...

Read More

The Zen of Underwater Strobe Placement

Over the years I have taught thousands of people how to shoot underwater. By far the number 1 question I am asked is “Where do I put my strobes?” My simple Zen master answer to the student is always, ...

Read More