Color Correction

Exercise: No. 7
Duration: 1 Day
Due: By end of class


For this exercise you’ll be restoring the color in a old photograph.

The goal is to prepare the file as if it were going to be printed.


  • Download the Start file to begin your work
  • Perspective Crop to 5“ x 5” at 300dpi
  • Use Warp function to straighten vertical lines
  • Retouch any scratches or blemishes
  • Use Shadow / Highlights to reveal details
  • Remove color cast in background wall
  • Use Adjustment Layers to enhance foreground


  • Leave as much of the original image as possible
  • Try to make the color tones as true-to-life as possible
  • Incorporate non-destructive image editing techniques


Consolidate your files into a folderbefore submitting to the Class Folders. Do not include the start files with your submission.

Class Folders

  • Native File (.psd)
  • Web-ready .jpg (900px x 900px)

Class Blog

  • Web-ready .jpg (900px x 900px)