Monday, February 2, 2015

Tip: Removing Color Cast on Project Photos


It’s been very difficult to photograph white layouts during the winter.  I have to do it in the morning before I go to work, or wait until the weekend.  White cardstock backgrounds is especially hard to photograph, regardless of the season and lighting.  However, it is my most FAVORITE background color for a scrapbook page, so I figured out how to make it look much better.  Today I thought I would show you how I remove the color cast and adjust the white balance of the photo of my layout using Photoshop.

Here’s the before photo. It just looked dark and has a color cast on it. 


Here’s the after.  Much better, right?


In Photoshop, go to the “Image” menu on top and you click on “Adjustments”. Then click “Curves”. When the Curves box pops up, click on the white eyedropper, which is the eyedropper furthest to the right in the group of three of them.


Then click on the white cardstock background of your layout (somewhere where it should be white). Watch the magic!

You can use the PC keyboard shortcut CTRL + M to bring up the Curves box.  Now it takes me literally 5 seconds to make my layout much whiter and brighter!  :)


  1. Fabulous tip! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I've been looking for this for awhile! I keep forgetting about curves! Thanks for this tip!

  3. Yes! Thank you for sharing this. I never knew about curves!

  4. That is a great tip, thanks for sharing!

  5. How did I miss this? Thank you, thank you for sharing it!!

  6. Everyone, you're welcome!


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