When making comics, sometimes the light isn’t perfect but the picture is what I like and will accept it. When I open it up in Photoshop, the pic will be a bit yellow and will need to be corrected to get it back to the proper color. I use Photoshop CS2 and a Mac so things may look a bit different than what you have. I’ve recently used this method to correct over 500 pictures from the first 800 Dreamers Ink comics. This is also why you keep original pictures or a copy untouched.


Step 1: Start Photoshop, if you haven’t all ready done so, and open the photo you want to correct. This is the pic I’ll be using. It’s not too bad, but needs a bit of correction.

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Step 2: From the menu, select “Image”.
Image >

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Step 3: Choose “Adjustments”
Image > Adjustments

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Step 4: Pick “Photo Filter”
Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter

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Step 5: A box will appear with various options to choose from.

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Step 6:
You can choose between “Filter” or “Color”. I choose filter then click the dropdown list.

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Step 7: I usually pick “Cooling Filter (82)”. If it doesn’t give you the results you like, try another filter or choose “Color”. Blues usually work best to correct for the yellow.

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Step 8: With “Preview” checked and “Cooling Filter (82)” selected you should see a change with the picture. Click “Okay”. It should be a bit brighter and the colors more accurate. If it doesn’t give you the results you like, try another filter or choose “Color”. Blues usually work best to correct for the yellow.

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Step 9: Admire the picture looking awesome now. Use in your comic and now you never need to worry about simple color problems.

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Step 10: Before and after the color correction. It’s a subtile transformation that brings good results. This is for simple correcting. This is the most common prolbem I run in to other than blurry or the focus is on the wrong thing.

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If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.


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