The Color Tool No One Uses…
Except for maybe f.64 Academy readers, because you know better, right? Today I want to show you five efficient uses for the Color Calibration Tool in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. This is quickly becoming my favorite place to get more color in my images because it is so dang natural in its approach to color boosting.
Here is the video summary with the timestamp for each topic. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did when I put it together!
00:36 #1 Slight Color Boost
03:02 #2 More Color from Little Color
04:44 #3 Better Color in Wildlife Images
06:32 #4 Much Better Skin Tone Quality
09:38 #5 Refining Your Color at the End of Your Workflow
12:41 Learn More About Color Calibration
Hello Blake !!! … Greetings from Xalapa, Veracruz. México !!! … Just to tell you that all of your series of videos about Color Treatment have being amazingly good and Instructional to me !!! … THKSM !!! … Be safe … Take care … My best wishes …
In our intro you said that “very little people” use the calibration tool. Did you mean leprechauns or very few people? Just curious.
Use your imagination…
Always have great content and a wealth of information.
Hi Blake, very interesting tutorial. The title of the video indicates that this can also be used in LR but gave no demonstration for us LR users. My question is, can this be used in LR??
Yes it can be used in Lightroom, the exact same way. They use the same engine in the develop module. Literally the exact same steps apply.
Thanks for the refresher on Calibration. It was a wealth of good information that I can put to immediate use!
LR, Color Calibration Tool, thanks for reinforcing; I do use it early in my workflow, then into PS (if appropriate) though I will start even earlier as you suggest. I got some great pointers. Thanks!
Another great info-packed video. I’ve never used those sliders, but I’m going to give it a try on my next batch of images to process. Thanks
I have LrC and cannot find “Calibration”, but in develop there’s “HSL/Color” and HSL gives the color sliders for hue/saturation/luminance. It this the same as the “calibration”. Thanks for the video.
Great tutorial. I’ve been learning a lot from you lately
Thanks great info. How does this fit with your IP2 presets, should we use this before or after using the presets then go into ZSEpress? So much to learn and think about, wonderful.
Some of the calibration is in IP. Also you would use these to modify colors to your liking after using IP.
Always incredibly useful information in your videos!
Seriously my Friend, keep up the great work!
Thank you, I have never used that tool before, now I certainly will have a go.
Great info. Thanks Blake
Hi Blake. I always find your tutorials so helpful. I thought your ideas about using the Color Calibration Tool sound cool. But I don’t have that tab/panel in my Ps ACR filter. It’s not anywhere in the list of tools. And, I don’t see an settings option to add it. How can I get it if it’s missing? Thx!
Curious about the effect of calibration if you then have to proof the image against most ICC profiles for printing, as saturation tends to broaden the color space and this might trigger out of gamet situations.
Test it 😉