One of the hardest things for most people to get a handle on when they are trying to get a good image is the color. This video will help you evaluate and correct your color images. The instructor's goal is to not only show you how to get color correct, but how to do it quickly and easily so you can get back out to what you would rather be doing; shooting more pictures. Photoshop CS3 Color Correction runs 7.25 hours and is divided into 10 lessons.
Lesson 1, "Setting Up Photoshop for Color Correction" begins by talking about color workflow preferences and some of the things that you can do to streamline your color management efforts. You will assign your color settings, learn about the color tools, customize your workspace, and learn how to use shortcuts on your keyboard.
2, "Managing Images with Bridge" explains navigation and management within the Bridge environment. You will learn to sort, label, and insert copyrights into your images.
3, "Color Image Fundamentals" is where the core learning begins. Here you get your hands dirty with pixel dust. The instructor feels that you need to understand what is going on under the hood, to understand why do a particular technique so when it doesn't work on another image, you will be able to figure out why. You learn about grayscale, channels, bit depth and its relation to grayscale and color as well as learning about how the histogram displays color. You will learn about Info pallet measurements in RGB, and CMYK, as well as learning about Lab color is.
4, "The Evaluation Process: Physical, Visual, Graphical, Numeric" explores four methods of evaluation of your images and asks the question "Should you correct or adjust?" One is where the color is just wrong, and you need to get it right; correction. And one is where the color is good, but you just may want to bring it out more, or change it entirely; adjustment.
5, "Evaluating and Fixing Physical Characteristics" shows you what to do with the physical properties of your image. That is, what size should it be, how do you straighten and crop the image, as well as finding, and fixing noise from within your image.
6, "Evaluating and Correcting Your Color" explains how to use master channel histograms, as well as individual channel histograms, to evaluate the distribution of data within your image. You will work with highlights and color sampler. You will see how to identify and correct for shadows, find and use potential neutrals correction, as well as correcting for skin tone.