Photoshop: A Trick of the Eye

Updated 08/29/21


Rods and Cones are Nature’s Own,

but our eyes will still deceive us …


Our eyes are miracles that are created by God – but even God has a sense of humor!  – Do not underestimate how easily our eyes (and by extension, our brain) can be tricked – Magicians make use of this fact!


It has been my experience that of The Three Steps to Successful Color Management in Photoshop the most overlooked is #3: Assure that you have the proper Lighting Conditions and Perception. I want to prove my point on Perception (more on Lighting here).


Here’s an example (use reduced room lighting for best results):




Handsome devil, huh? 🙂


Here are more fun “Eye Trick” links:




•  Want to see Color Management in action?  Check out “Class 5” of my “Photoshop 101” series of FREE online & live Photoshop Meetups – available nationwide:


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•  By the way, this is all based on my Photoshop book designed for photographers, “Not just another Photoshop Book”, available exclusively on Amazon:


Questions? Please contact me – also, feel free to comment and tell your photography friends!


Thx again, and cheers,


John Watts ?



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