How to Remove a Yellow Tint From a Picture in Adobe Photoshop

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If a yellow tint crept into your picture and has left you feeling less than mellow, open the image in Adobe Photoshop. The Photoshop graphics software program includes a full slate of picture-editing controls, where you can change colours without messing up the integrity of the image. Colour changes in Photoshop look natural, as compared to something being painted on or opaque. Remove a yellow tint in Photoshop, and go for a more natural appearance in your pictures.

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  1. 1

    Open Photoshop and select the "File" menu. Click "Open" and navigate to the picture with the yellow tint. Double-click the file name to open the picture in the Photoshop work area.

  2. 2

    Click the "Lasso" tool or one of the other selection tools near the top of the "Tools" pane on the left side of the screen. Select the part of the image with the yellow tint. Skip this step if the entire picture has a yellow tint.

  3. 3

    Click the "Image" menu at the top of the screen and select "Adjustments." Click the "Hue/Saturation" option, and drag the small window to the side of the screen.

  4. 4

    Slide the "Hue" bar to the left or right -- this will depend on the picture's colouring -- to change the yellow tint on the image. When you've got it into a natural look or your preferred new tint, click the "OK" button.

  5. 5

    Click the "Image" menu again. Click the "Auto Tone" option. Watch how Photoshop attempts to correct any lingering yellowing throughout the picture. If you don't like the changes, pull down the "Edit" menu and select "Undo Auto Tone."

  6. 6

    Experiment with one more option for Photoshop's control of the picture by clicking "Image" and selecting "Auto Color." This may be helpful to take out any of the brightness left from the yellow. If this change is unsatisfactory, click "Edit" and select "Undo Auto Color."

  7. 7

    Click the "File" menu, and select "Save As." Give the changed image a new name to separate it from the original, and click the "Save" button.

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