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Photoshop CS5.5 Tutorial – How to Color Correct Using Variations for Beginners
This Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 tutorial is on how to use variations to make color correction to photographs for beginners. Once you begin, you are presented with several copies of of your image, each being shown with slight variations in color and value. All you need to do is select which version of the image you like more.
Using Variations Photoshop CS5.5 is a very simplistic way to make color corrections. My initial response when doing this tutorial was that it should be removed from Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 because it was not a professional tool. However, while I still believe that, after speaking with others, it seems that some people do really need to look at the different options available to them, before making a decision on which way to make that color correction.
For those people, I would actually recommend they move away from variations, and being in a professional, but still simple to use interface software like onOne PhotoTune. I have an onOne PhotoTune Review available if you would like to learn more about the software. It has an amateur and a professional variant, but still uses the same overall color correction method like Photoshop CS5 Variations.
Learning to use Photoshop CS5 Variations is a stepping stone on your way to learning color correction. There are many different ways to do it, but most are very complicated to learn, and years to master. Variations is is the tool to use if yu are just getting started as a budding photo editing retoucher.
This Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 Tutorial answers the question: How to make color corrections for beginners by using Variations? This tutorial is also valid for older versions of the Creative Suite series, including CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5. If you would like to learn more about Photo Enhancement from a Professional Retoucher, I offer consulting one-on-one classes. Please contact me today, and I will be able to add you to the schedule too. If you would just like to watch online videos, The Art of Retouching Studio offers many Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners and Advanced users.