Using a Curves Layer to Remove Color Casts in Photoshop

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. You’re out shooting, and when you load the pictures onto your computer afterward and take a look, you find your subject has a less-than attractive color cast. A good example of this is when you’re shooting on a bright day in the park, and you find green casts under your subject’s chin and on the sides of their face from the reflection of the light off of the grass. well, friends and neighbors, there’s a fix for that, and all it takes is a simple curves adjustment layer!

This is the image we’re going to start with. It was destined for the bin, but then I realized it would make a great example for this guide. It was taken in the shade, with a background of harsh sun and green grass. Poor little dude is a bit green around the gills, but we can take care of that.

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