White balance is defined as the “true white” for a photo. It helps a camera “predict” what all other colors will be within an image. If an image’s white balance is off, the image may appear too cool or too warm. If the image is cool, it will have a bluish tint to it. Too warm and it can appear yellow. Neither of these are ideal situations for your photo. You may need to cool or warm the photo up manually, using the White Balance tool.
- Select an image and access the edit panel.
- Beneath the histogram, there is a ‘White Balance’ panel. Open the panel by click the grey arrow next to the words “White Balance”
- There are two sliders that will appear for you once you open white balance: Temp and Tint.
- Unlike the other editing sliders, temp will be preset to a large number. This is because it relates to actual temperature.
- If your image is too blue, slide the slider to the right. You will notice the blue disperse and yellow increase.
- If your image is too yellow, slide slider to the left. You will notice the yellow disperse and the blue increase.
- Use the “Tint” feature to add more or less green to your image.
- To increase the green in your image, slide the tint slider to the left.
To decrease the green in your image, slide the tint slider to the right.