How to Neutralize the White Balance

  • This video covers how to remove those annoying color casts / color overlays on photos. I cover 3 very cool and super fast ways to accurately remove them and neutralize them!

    I hope you enjoy the video and leave a comment below after you’ve watched it. Let me know any feedback or suggestions that you may have…


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  • #1 avatar klakf
    October 23, 2010 4:14 am

    Hi. Could you also go the Selective Color and reduce the overcast color that way?

    • avatar Shane
      October 23, 2010 7:01 am

      Yep, there’s many ways to skin a cat! :)

  • #2 avatar Charuhas
    September 25, 2010 12:52 pm

    Many thanks Shane! Very useful tip. Much appreciated.

  • #3 avatar John
    August 16, 2010 2:53 pm

    Nice, simply & quickly presented. But what would you do for multiple lighting source color casts? Fluorescent cast from above, natural light from side windows, incandescent lighting within?

  • #4 avatar Vijaya kumar
    August 15, 2010 5:49 pm

    Great alternatives. I have tried Curves option with satisfactory results.

  • #5 avatar jim
    August 15, 2010 2:28 pm

    very well presented & given other ways of producung a better shot

  • #6 avatar Bob
    August 15, 2010 2:46 am

    Thanks, Shane. The second method you explained on your video seems to work better for me, and it seems easier as well. Your videos are most helpful, and enjoyable to watch, too.

  • #7 avatar eva
    August 14, 2010 7:18 pm

    Thank you Shane,
    This is easy to apply, well presented and sometimes it’s good to go back to Basics and remind us of these tools.
    Thank you again.

  • #8 avatar Eli
    August 14, 2010 6:17 pm

    Always in the right time

  • #9 avatar Ed
    August 13, 2010 11:53 pm

    Great video — covered lots of territory quickly with choices of reaching a goal -f Color Balancing.
    Thanks for sharing & Keeping it fun!
    User of CS4, LR2 & CS5 & LR3

  • #10 avatar tasha
    August 13, 2010 11:37 pm

    Great job. You make it so easy for us.

  • #11 avatar Bharat Pania
    August 13, 2010 8:22 pm

    Great I like it.

  • #12 avatar Ille
    August 13, 2010 7:23 pm

    I had no idea there are so many ways to do it. Thanks!

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    August 13, 2010 5:20 pm

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    August 13, 2010 4:09 pm

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  • #15 avatar Bev
    August 13, 2010 2:54 pm

    thank you for another great video, you make things look so easy..

  • #16 avatar Elaine Bacon
    August 13, 2010 1:08 pm

    I love the color balance method. It is so fast and easy to control.
    The third technique using match color will be useful. I will experiment with combining it with color balance.
    Thanks Shane for all the tips

    • avatar Shane
      August 13, 2010 1:32 pm

      Thanks Elaine ;) Glad you like it. Simple yet effective hey! gives a super professional result VERY FAST!

  • #17 avatar Earle
    August 13, 2010 1:06 pm

    Great stuff as always,I love your tutorials.

  • #18 avatar Kathy
    August 13, 2010 1:01 pm

    I love photoshop…..thanks for the great tips

    • avatar Shane
      August 13, 2010 3:22 pm

      No worries Kathy! Glad you enjoyed it

  • #19 avatar Trevor Taylor
    August 13, 2010 1:00 pm

    Well thanks, I have never seen the match color used before. Thank you you made it look so easy, I would have just used the the white balance pointer

    Once again thanks

    • avatar Shane
      August 13, 2010 1:13 pm

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    August 13, 2010 12:46 pm

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