A current major trend in web design is huge hero images. Hero images are huge header images that cover up the entire page. Photos with people in them can be really engaging and they can really help you sell your product or service.
There are the 3 main ways to get photographs for hero images:

  1. Stock photography
  2. Using a professional photographer
  3. And taking the photos yourself.

In 2 of these ways, you will probably need to colour-correct the images. This Photoshop tutorial shows you how.

One of the most important skills that you need as a web designer is fixing photos, or more specifically colour-correction. If you are serious about your career, it’s important to learn the industry-standard software. In the case of fixing photos, and creating graphics, that means learning Adobe Photoshop.

In this tutorial, we’ll colour-correct 4 images in a matter of minutes, using a tool in Photoshop that not enough people know about.

The Shadows/Highlights adjustment is a great way for anyone to start out with colour-correction. Shadows/highlights is often the only thing needed to turn a bad photo into a good one. What’s more, this adjustment is so easy. It was first introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS in 2003, but is still less well-known than levels and curves adjustments. There are 20.2 mil results for Photoshop levels on Google, but less than 900k for Photoshop Shadows or Photoshop Highlights.

This Photoshop colour-correction tutorial video is for absolute beginners, and requires no knowledge of layers, selections or smart objects. We’ll take 4 photos and fix them all in just a few minutes. We’ll also look at a common mistake made by amateur photographers, and how to correct it. Finally, we’ll also look at a source of free and stock photos. Your under-exposed and poorly metered photos will be a thing of the past.

Photoshop Tutorial – How to colour-correct like a pro