LUMINAR AI - How To Correct White Balance

Correctly setting the White Balance of your image is one of the most important edits you perform in the digital darkroom. It is probably why Skylum set the control towards the top of the Edit Tool stack. There are a couple of methods you can deploy to get the correct white balance.

METHOD 1 - SELECT A NEUTRAL GREY TONE

Use the Pipette tool and select an area in your image that is a neutral color. You want to go for a greyish color rather than pure white. Luminar then calculates the white balance based on what you selected. You can then adjust this manually if you want to, using the Temperature & Tint sliders.

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METHOD 2 - CAMERA PROFILES

You can only use this method if you are working on a RAW file. Next to the Pipette is a White Balance pull-down menu. These contain the camera profiles that were available to you in your camera.


METHOD 3 - GO MANUAL

This is a fully do-it-yourself approach, where you go ahead and change the 'Temperature' & 'Tint' sliders to get the effect you want.


I tend to go with Method 1 for the majority of the time, as I find it to be the most reliable of the three methods.


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