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Date Created: 7/23/2009   Date Modified: 4/27/2012

+How to Set White Balance in Lightroom, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements both use the same Camera Raw Plug-in, and the white balance tool works just as it does in Lightroom.

  • Select the White Balance eyedropper tool.
  • For a neutral white balance on the Creative Enhancement target, select either the first patch on the left in the portrait row, or the middle patch on the landscape row. On the ColorChecker Classic target select the second patch in the bottom row.

TIP: Because you are working in a Raw workflow, the custom white balance settings are non-destructive. This means you can keep clicking and testing until you get the look you want. If you are not happy with the results, you can always revert to the white balance settings from import.