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Perfect White Balance in Lightroom | Lightroom Tutorials For Beginners #5

September 24, 2019


In this video we are going to learn how to fix white balance in Lightroom sometimes in your images you might have observed color cast or maybe they are a little bit bluish or yellowish or greenish or a little bit magenta in this video I’m going to share with you two simple tricks, two simple methods that can easily get your color casts out of the way and bring back true colors to your images fixing your white balance is one of the first steps that you do before going further into editing your image so without any further ado let’s get started hey there! this is Unmesh and finally we are in the develop module remember in previous videos we were working in library module organizing images that can be boring but this is the most interesting part we are going to edit our images in develop module let’s go back to the film days let me explain what development you is back in the film days you had your negatives and you used to give your negatives to get it developed right that’s the same with digital imaging today when you click an image in raw format it’s a raw image you need to develop it you cannot just directly give it to your client unless they require it in raw or you cannot directly post it in social media you need to process it and the processing can be done by developing and the developing can be done in Lightroom or any other software that you might be using so the develop module is all about developing your digital negative images yes RAW images are also called digital negatives the first step into editing your images is to fix the white balance set the white balance correctly now what is white balance if you want to know what exactly white balance is in scientific terms Tony Northrop has an amazing video explaining the science behind white balance and color temperatures and all of that but in this video I’m going to simply teach you how to set the white balance right now what is fixing white balance well fixing the white balance is nothing but telling the camera or lightroom or any other soft feather using which color to consider white for example I’m wearing a white shirt black ship but let’s take for an example and wearing a white shirt and now when i click a picture from a camera it gives it a bluish tint now I tell my computer or the software to consider this color is white and accordingly it gives color to everything else in the room simply setting white balance is telling the camera the computer what they should consider white it’s essential to note that why exactly doesn’t mean it has to be completely bright white it can be great it just has to be a neutral color so let’s get back into Lightroom in the development or so here i am in Lightroom in library module and I have some examples for you to set the white balance to go to the develop module you can just click and go to the develop module or what you can do you can press deep deep develop develop module so president you’re in the development you so the basic panel is the panel in which we will do ninety percent of editing so this is the basic panel which has the white balance the tone and the presence it is the place where every editor images ninety percent and then we finish it off in other panels so this is the basic panel and adjustments that you make in this panel is global you cannot selectively suppose you want to make the face a little bit brighter you cannot do that in basic panel basic panel is for global adjustments whatever you change in the basic battle changes throughout the image for this editing what I want you to do done this right in why I’m going to tell you why now the first way to set the white balance is the eyedropper to so select the eyedropper tool and click on a place where you think it must have been great as you can see in this image it’s a blue gasps due to the blue light that we had in the stage we shouldn’t have that light that’s giving it a blue cast now what if i want to remove this blue cast so pick the eyedropper tool which have already picked click on a place which should have been gray according to you now this area should have been great click it boom you have the original color that’s as simple as ABC now sometimes when you’re picking in this thing this kind of box that you have can be distracting so you can just unlock this and it’s it will be gone now let’s go back let’s go undo now why did I ask you to talk this out why did I ask you to get this out and see the navigation menu select the eyedropper tool and when you move the eyedropper tool around you just look here look at the navigator look at what happens to the image when I move around the eyedropper tool it changes right it changes so suppose you want to click here but before clicking you have a preview that if you click here your image it will look like this if you click here your image will look like this if you click here your images will look like the one which is a navigator if you click it look like that so you get a preview of if you click there what will happen so as this is a steel stand it had to be great and when you move the mouse around it gives you the perfect colors in the preview in the navigator just click here and you have the original colors let’s look at another example so i have another image here and also in this image we can go to the develop module and click around here and we have the original color and just one click but what if you don’t have an area that should have been great now let’s check it in and let’s open this image now as you can see this has a bluish tint and suppose there is no area which should have been great what do you do then let’s go to the develop module to do that remember President we end the develop module now let’s tuck it in and if you want to make it look more yellowish drag it to the right if you want to make it look a bluish drag it to the left it’s that simple don’t worry about color temperatures don’t worry about all that science if you wanted to look yellow to the right if you wanted to look blue to the left now i think for this image this is the right area to be now if you wanted to look more greenish to the left if you wanted to look more magenta ish to the round now this is the tenth and the above one is the temperature just don’t worry about what it says left green right agenda so this seems to be perfect for me now I think this images a little bit darker so let’s make it a little bit brighter and y la it’s ready also i’m going to tell you a bonus way to set your white balance so let’s do it in this image now first to reset my balance this is very essential to reset any setting any slider you just have to double click on the slider and it’s reset to it resets to its original position now let’s click on the other slider too and it’s reset now to reset suppose you have gone haywire and you don’t have the time to reset on one slider one at a time all you can do is double-click on the WB and it’s already set now let’s try a new way of setting the white balance so as you click here you have a lot of presets that you can use to set the white bands you can try one by one what works for you what doesn’t work for you there are a lot of three sets that you can use for me I think for cloudy works best now there’s a catch here you can use the presets extremely easy to use but if you’re importing a JPEG image a jpg image instead of a wrong image then you won’t have these options you won’t have these presets plus in jpeg your white balance will be centered in both temperature and didn’t unlike in draw where we have the white balance set to the value in which the camera actually took the picture but still in jpeg you can move the sliders to the right or to the left and adjust the white balance accordingly so that’s how you fix white balance in Lightroom that’s all for today if he loved the video like it if you dislike the video dislike it but make sure you hit the subscribe button to get more videos like this in future and i’ll see you guys in my next video till then stay tuned and make sure that you keep creating

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