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6 Tips for Color Balance in Pictures


How to have a perfect photo? One of these two requisites must be met: 1. A good photographer 2. A good designer. Color balance is very important if you want to have a photo that everyone praises. So how do we get a handle on color balance this time around for non-professionals, and today's article will give you 6 tips on color balance.

6 Tips for color balance

Balance of complementary color

The combination of complementary colors creates a strong contrast, which gives rise to a strong sense of excitement and restlessness, and is therefore more suitable for the expression of exaggerated, stimulating and cathartic emotions. If you want to reduce visual stimulation and contrast, you can reduce the area of color appropriately.

Balance of complementary color

Balance of dark and light colors

The balance of dark and light colors will be more focused on coordination, the balance of dark and light can be seen everywhere. If there are only dark colors in the picture, it will bring heavy and depressing, on the contrary, only light colors, it will look light. The balance of dark and light colors is what gives us comfort.

Balance of dark and light colors

Balance of warm and cool colors

Reds, oranges, and yellows make people think of the rising sun and flames and have the color of warmth, so they are called warm colors, while blues make people think of oceans, skies, ice, and snow and therefore have the color of cold. Green and purple are called neutrals. The combination of warm and cold is in accordance with the law of natural balance, thus achieving color balance and making the image more stable.

Balance of warm and cool colors

Balance of suits and solid colors

Common color combinations such as patterns and images, as well as complex colors such as gradients fall under the category of suits. The balance of suits and solid colors is equally in line with the color balance, thus highlighting the theme. If you place a solid color within a suit, it creates a nice contrast and highlights what is in the solid color.

Balance of suits and solid colors

Balance of color and no-color

The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple are colored, while the three colors black, white and gray are colorless, so when colored and colorless combinations are matched, it will be more natural and harmonious, as a way to achieve a balance of colors. At the same time, simple black, white and gray can also be called the protagonists of the design, the color makes the image have a center of gravity, and colorless can be a good balance of color.

Balance of color area size

The conveyance of color is felt by all of us through the size of the color area, especially since the contrast of color sizes can focus our attention on small color areas, so the contrast of color areas can solve a lot of problems when it comes to the conveyance of intent, and become the key to layout as well as graphic design. Of course, the above balanced use of color and the contrast of color area size can be used to create an excellent visual expression.

Balance of color area size

How to use color balance

If you want to recolor your photos to achieve a color balance, I recommend Fotosifter, which is a simple and easy to use photo editing tool that will allow you to recolor pictures with color correction tools: Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, White balance, HSL, and so on. 

If you want to recolor your photos to achieve a color balance, I recommend Fotosifter, which is a simple and easy to use photo editing tool that will allow you to recolor pictures with color correction tools: Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, White balance, HSL, and so on. 

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  • Download Fotosifter from the Cgaga website, and install it on your computer.
  • Connect your phone, camera or import images directly from your computer.
  • Select the photo you want to edit, click the edit button on the top left corner.
  • You will see a number of color editing tools on the right side of the interface, move them around to change the color of your image.

How to use color balance - Fotosifter

Conclusion

To get a perfect picture is not as simple as just clicking the shutter, it needs a designer post-processing in addition to a good photographer. If you want to make your photos more perfect, you also need a proper photo editing tool, so start with Fotosifter.

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