A&P Gray card and white balancing

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  1. tenxia

    tenxia OT Supporter

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    Can someone teach me how to properly white balance my shots? A friend told me to shoot a gray card and use it to white balance in PS.

    What does he mean?
     
  2. Spurious

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    If you're shooting in the exact same light for an entire shoot you take a single photo of a middle gray card you can either manually white balance it or grab the middle eyedropper in the curves adjustment panel and click it. You should also be able to do it in camera.
     
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    Am 18% grey card is a standard of measurement that can be used universally. Like the above post says, you shoot a pic of it in a scene then use it in post production to get your colors correct. You can also use it to set your camera's meter to get the correct exposure when shooting the shot in the first place.
     

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