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How to match a colour feeling of a photo?

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Old 10-10-2011, 03:07 PM
gnroach gnroach is offline
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How to match a colour feeling of a photo?

I managed to do one a very good colour photo, but I forgot is there an easy way to match the colours in another? I mean with taking samples or so
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:14 PM
mcdronkz mcdronkz is offline
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Re: How to match a colour feeling of a photo?

If you have both the color corrected photo and the original, it shouldn't be impossible to analyze the changes you made.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: How to match a colour feeling of a photo?

Hello Roach- you can get at least a feeling for what is needed by comparing the individual RGB channels (if the file is in RGB).
Make a Duplicate Layer of the image needing the correction. Then open the Corrected and look at the Red channel between the two. You can adjust the channel towards the corrected one.
This can be repeated with the Blue and Green.
I've found at the end of this the color seems patchy but that's why you've been working on a Duplicate layer.
Copy the bottom layer and set the blending mode to Color. Move that layer above the Duplicate Layer that you corrected and adjust the opacity.

best regards,
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:23 PM
DanilaPanfilov DanilaPanfilov is offline
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Re: How to match a colour feeling of a photo?

Try this:
It's not 100% precise, but helps to get general idea.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:07 PM
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Re: How to match a colour feeling of a photo?

There is a tool in Photoshop called Color Match. Its located here: Main Menu> Image> Adjustments> Color Match.

You may need to read the help file to get to know how to use the filter the best way...but its purpose is to look at one image...and then make adjustments to a second they match up in color characteristics (like color temperature, saturation, tints, brightness, contrast etc).

It takes the general color characteristics of one image...and fairly closely matches the look for you. Sometimes it can fairly easily get you into the ballpark or sometimes it can be absolutely right on. Its not always absolutely perfect but ive used it when I need to get the general character of color to matchup between images.

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