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Getting Rid of Color Casts Using Lightroom Mobile

Hi, gang. I found this tutorial from Adobe’s own Ben Warde on Adobe’s Lightroom Instagram account, and it’s on how to remove color casts using Lightroom Mobile (I’m still calling it Lightroom mobile, cause, ya know).

To see the tutorial, you swipe (on Mobile) or on a computer click the right arrow button, to move through the graphics, and then the text for the tutorial appears right below it in the post. It’s worth a look for sure.

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Hey everyone, @benjamin_warde here. Welcome back to #LightroomLessons. Sometimes particular lighting conditions can make it very hard to correct white balance (the overall color cast of your photo). Swipe through to learn some tricks that can be helpful!⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 1: Here’s what this photo looked like right out of the camera – those nighttime city lights make it so yellow! Let’s fix this. First, make sure you’re in Edit mode.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 2: Then tap on the “Color” controls.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 3: We’ll use the first two sliders, which are the White Balance controls. Since the picture is way too yellow, we’ll start by moving the “Temp” slider away from yellow and towards blue. That’s helped, but now the photo is too green…⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 4: …so we’ll move the “Tint” slider away from green and towards magenta (pink). This looks a lot better, but it’s not perfect – even if I move the “Tint” slider all the way towards the magenta end, the yellow shipping containers are still too greenish (and the grey pavement turns pink!). In this case, the White Balance controls were not enough to fix the white balance, so let’s continue the fix using the Color Mix controls.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 5: Tap on the “Mix” button. The Color Mix controls allow you to make adjustments to an individual color without affecting any other colors. (In this case we’re using it to fix white balance, but you can use it for other things too – for example, you can increase the saturation of blues to really make the sky pop!)⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 6: Tap on the Yellow button to adjust the yellow parts of the photo.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 7: Let’s start by changing the hue of the yellow. The yellow is too greenish, so move the hue away from green and towards orange.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 8: This looks good, except since the photo started out so intensely yellow, the yellows are still too bright and saturated, so let’s take down the saturation of the yellow.⁠⠀ •⁠⠀ Step 9: That looks much better! When you’re all through, click the “Done” button.

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Thanks, Ben!

Here’s wishing a top-10 Tuesday!


P.S. If you’re in Boston or Philly, come out and spend the day with me at the end of August for my “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” full-day seminar. Details and tickets here.



  1. craig 6 August, 2019 at 08:50 Reply

    If this were in LR Classic, woud you use the Hue (HSL) or the Tone Curve, Points, and use one of the RGB choices?

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