Published on April 19, 2024

Fix white balance with curves

In this blog I will show you the quickest method to color correct photos (fix the white balance) in Adobe Photoshop.

Rather watch the video with instructions? Click here to open the video on YouTube or scroll down to the end of this page.

If you want, you can download the photo I used here.

Color correct photo

Open the photo you want to edit. First create a curves adjustment layer.


Then select the eyedropper (sample in image to set gray point). Click on an area in your photo that sould have been gray or neutral. In this case, that’s the street.

You can click on different areas in your photo to see how this changes the colors of your photo. Try some things out until the colors look good!

Gray point

And that’s how you color correct your photos in just a couple of clicks using Adobe Photoshop!

Color correct photo

I now showed you one method to color correct your photos, but there are more ways to do this!

There’s another way to fix the white balance of your photo with a curves layer. Want to learn more about this? Then read this blog I wrote about that.

You can also use the Camera Raw Filter to color correct your photos. I’ll tell you more about that in this blog.

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