variations tool and color balance tool

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by apollo, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. apollo

    apollo Guest


    Is there a way to know exactly how much color change is applied in the
    variations tool? My thinking is that if I knew the exact "amount" of
    color change applied, then I can apply the same using the color balance
    tool sliders, only I can do this better in an adjustment layer?

    Any ideas?

    apollo, Dec 13, 2006
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  2. apollo

    apollo Guest

    Any help anyone?
    apollo, Dec 13, 2006
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    Don Leman Guest

    Hi Apollo,

    I'm assuming you mean Image/Adjustments/Variations as I am not aware of a
    variations tool.

    One way to accomplish your goal would be to use the "Colour Sampler Tool" to
    place markers on the neutral Highlight, Shadow and Midtone area of your
    photo. Then look at the info tab to see the original and changed settings.

    Another option would be to make the changes to one photo and when this was
    complete open a second photo and use the Image/Adjustments/Match colour menu
    function to match the one photo to the other.

    A third option would be to record the changes to the first photo as an
    action and then apply that action to the other photos you want to change.

    A fourth option would be to download the beta version of Adobe Lightroom as
    it has functions to do exactly what you need.

    Don Leman
    Don Leman, Dec 13, 2006
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