How to Remove a Grey Color Cast in Photoshop Elements

On this video Bob Gager, Group Product Manager for Photoshop Elements, demonstrates how to remove a grey color cast from an image using Adobe Photoshop elements.

First, go to the expert mode (if you are not already working in it) and open the layers menu. On this tutorial we shall use an adjustment layer (which is a non destructive way of changing your image). Gager start with the hue & saturation and increase the saturation just a bit. Next we shall play with the Levels using the levels adjustment layer. Gager uses the auto function which in this case at least does a great job.

You can easily add another levels adjustment layer and use it to control the levels on just part of the image (in this case just the faces of the people in the image). The way to do this is by making the faces is bright as we want them with the levels adjustment layers and than close it down. Next we are going to use the layer mask that was created – now you can paint with black on the mask to remove the areas which you don’t want or (something which Gager doesn’t show in this video) you can use cmd/cntrl I to flip the layer mask (make it black) and than use a white brush to paint (or actually reveal) the mask on the painted parts.

We have already looked into removing color cast in Photoshop Elements in the past in a video by Gager entitled “Partial Color Cast Removal in Photoshop Elements“, we also looked into several other topics in Photoshop elements including How to Remove Haze Using Photoshop Elements, how to remove a double chin using Photoshop ElementsHow to Create an Infrared Effect, how to Add Splashes of Color into a Black and White image in 60 Seconds and what are the main differences between Lightroom and Photoshop elements.

You can find more Photoshop Elements guides on our dedicated photo editing section on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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