Color Differences in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Mario Esquivel, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. I am working with photoshop 7, and my question concerns color of the
    starting photos I am working with upon opening Photoshop. All my
    photographs on my computer have a Yellow/greenish hue to them upon
    opening them in photoshop. This makes it difficult to make adjustments
    to Levels of any kind because of this misrepresentation of the proper
    color to begin with.
    when the same photos are opened in a picture viewer for instance the
    begining color is mor of a "Real" representation. I have tried working
    with it but my finished pics dont look the way I would really want them
    to look when I am done with them and I view them out of Photoshop. are
    there some filters or settings that are not correct in Photoshop that is
    causing this problem for me...........HELP!!!!!!
     
    Mario Esquivel, Oct 4, 2004
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  2. Mario Esquivel

    Peadge Guest

    The problem may be due to different color pickers between the two programs
    and a faulty Adobe Gamma setting. If you go to Edit> Preferences>General, I
    bet your color picker is Adobe. The Picture Viewer probably uses Windows,
    assuming you're using a PC.

    I would recommend first adjusting the Adobe Gamma settings to see if that
    corrects the problem. If not, try switching the color picker to Windows. The
    second one may be easier, but it would still be my second choice of options

    As for the photos, I would try to adjust the color before adjusting the
    levels. One thing you might want to try is to copy the image into a new
    layer by dragging the layer to the new layer icon at the bottom of the
    layers palette, and then use the "auto" features under Image>Adjustments.
    Photoshop has Auto Levels, Auto Contrast and Auto Color. These can do a
    surprisingly good job on descent photos, especially if you're not familiar
    or comfortable with manual adjustments. Save the file, but with a unique
    name, as a JPG or PNG, a file type that is still viewable in the Picture
    viewer you're using. Open the new version in the picture viewer and see how
    it looks. If it looks much to red (magenta really), then your Gamma settings
    may be off. At least there is a discrepancy between the two color pickers.
    Try opening the images in a browser and see if the colors changes still
    show. Do this by right clicking on the file and choosing "Open with."

    If none of this works, at least you still have the unaltered original image
    in the bottom layer/

    Corey :)
     
    Peadge, Oct 4, 2004
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