You've got the perfect composition, great light and the shot that looks really good on your mini LCD. But when you import the shot, you realize that it has the most common issue – color cast. This article is all about color cast – what causes color cast, and how to prevent and remove it. Read on to know more.
What is a color cast?
The unwanted color tint – predominantly red, blue or yellow– that splashes across the photograph is called a color cast. This tint of a particular color makes the image looks unnatural with colors that are not true-to-life. This can adversely affect the part of your image and can arise due to various reasons, including shooting under the wrong type of light or wrong settings on your camera.
What causes color cast?
Colorcast occurs when the white balance is off or when the lighting prevents the camera from capturing the true colors. In color cast images, the overall composition of the picture and the colors do not gel harmoniously. All these factors leave the photo not at its attractive best and definitely not the way it was imagined.
The science behind color casts
Colorcast is actually the difference between what you see in the image and what you expected to see. The camera records light in a fixed way, which the human brain does not. The human brain has the knowledge of how the colors should be and interprets the colors accordingly. For example, when we see a white wall under a yellow light, our brain interprets the wall as white and not yellow. But when he camera sees this wall, it measures it as yellow.
Usually, the white-balance system tries to make the yellow wall look white in the image, but sometimes it can fail because of mixed lighting or when the target is not entirely white.
How to avoid color cast?
Color cast is a very common problem, but fortunately, there are simple tricks that can help you avoid color cast in your real estate photos.
· Lessen the use of ambient light: The more ambient light you use, the more color casts you will capture in your images.
· Use flash: Adding flash in your shots helps minimize color casts as it dominates the other light sources in the room.
· Use large umbrellas or giant white reflectors: These help void bouncing flashes directly from the wall.
· Adjust white balance in Photoshop: Make use of Photoshop, the editing software that allows you to adjust the colors during the images' post-processing stage.
How to remove color cast in Photoshop?
You can remove the color casts from your real estate photos by editing them in Photoshop. It is a simple process, involving a few steps as follows:
Step 1: Open the image in Photoshop
Step 2: Click on the background layer
Step 3: Create a duplicate copy by pressing Ctrl-J
Step 4: Click on the menu, then follow Filters– Blur – Average to have a single color layer
Step 5: Go to the Layers panel tool icons at the bottom. To insert curves adjustment layer, click the half-moon and select Curves
Step 6: Choose Color from the blending mode drop-down menu
Step 7: On the left side of the Curves panel, three eye drop icons will appear. Click on the middle icon to set the gray point.
Step 8: Click anywhere on the single color layer
Step 9: Click on the eye icon which is on the left of the single color layer to turn it off or delete that layer as it is no longer needed
Step 10: Enjoy your image free from colorcast
Why do you need to outsource colorcast removal services?
Color tint removal or correction is more than technology; it requires both an artistic eye, technical expertise, and most importantly, a passion for working on images to make them look as realistic as possible.
So, it makes sense to outsource the color cast removal services to an experienced service provider. Color cast removal services ensure that the final image has all the unwanted colors removed or corrected, and the ones left behind perfectly complement each other, making it look desirable in an instant.
Styldod's Real Estate Color Cast Removal Services
Styldod's color cast removal services focus on providing appealing, attractive and natural real estate images by maintaining the right color balance to make the images look appealing and natural.
Our experienced photo editors use the best techniques to remove any type of colorcasts, which might have occurred due to improper photography timings, bad lighting, or difference in the temperature of various lights.
Our professionals will ensure that your real estate photos are skill fully corrected with the right color balance to make the colors of the photo match the original setting.
Why Choose Styldod for Color Cast Removal Services?
Outsourcing real estate color cast removal services to Styldod offers you a plethora of benefits. Some of the benefits of choosing us as your real estate color cast removal service providing company are listed below:
· Cost-effective in just $1.5/image
· Unlimited revision
· Guaranteed satisfaction
· 100% money-back guaranteed
· Usually delivered within 48 hours
· PayPal secure checkout
· Faster customer support response
Remove unnatural colors and allow your real estate photos to reflect true-to-life colors with the help of color cast removal services from Styldod.