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    Default Auto contrast first or auto colour first?

    Hi, which do you guys do in PS first.

    Auto colour then auto contrast or the other way round.

    Doing it both ways gave different colour results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    Hi, which do you guys do in PS first.

    Auto colour then auto contrast or the other way round.

    Doing it both ways gave different colour results.
    The quick answer would be Colour...Then Contrast ....but this is very misleading.... The answer which you may not want to hear is to give all the 'Auto' functions a wide birth... they are very Hit and Miss.

    The simplest Tool for True Colour correction is probably Curves. > Adjustments>Curves... Select the 'Black' eyedropper tool within the Curves Function and click on an area in your photo that should be True Black... This will cure most Colour Casts... Then learn the basics of the Curves 'Graph'. A simple 'S' shape will give you greater Contrast.. Curves looks a bit scientific to the new user but is actually the most simple and powerful tool in PS and doesn't take that much learning.. most of which can be acquired through experimentation..

    My advice would be to get away from the Auto functions and Find out what PS can really do.. Much better and almost just as simple.

    Stroma

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