Hey there folks
I just discovered what I think is a very useful little trick to help you nail your colour temperature settings when doing RAW conversions. Not sure about you, but I find nailing colour correction a very challenging aspect of my post processing, so when I discovered this little trick by playing around I thought it was worth sharing with you.
It will definitely work with Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW, but I can’t see any reason why it won’t work with any Raw converter.
Normally I think that most people work down their RAW conversion process in order of the controls (ie. get colour balance right first, then exposure, blacks etc.)
So here’s my trick…
Before you start your colour balance adjustment, go down and crank your vibrance setting up to maximum.
This acts like an amplifier dramatically amplifying any colour cast in your image. Now you can make colour balance adjustments which will also be amplified. It is WAY WAY WAY simpler to optimise your colour balance adjustment. Then when you have done your temperature and tint adjustments, reduced your vibrance back to neutral and continue your raw conversion in your normal manner.
I’ve only tested this on a couple of images, but it seems to work like a treat.
Is this not a very cool little trick?
Enjoy your week