Here’s a short video tutorial on removing chromatic aberration (a.k.a. “purple fringing”) using Photoshop. Big thanks to Renee and Doug for sharing this technique with me.


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Here’s a short video tutorial on removing chromatic aberration (a.k.a. “purple fringing”) using Photoshop. Big thanks to Renee and Doug for sharing this technique with me.


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Nicole S. Young is a photographer, published author, and educator specializing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography. She is best known for her books on food photography but is widely versed in various photographic genres, including landscape, nature, stock, travel, and lifestyle.

15 Comments

  1. Rick June 27, 2010 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tip. That was something new to me and it’s such a nice and easy fix. Appreciate the help with my photography :)

  2. nicole branan June 27, 2010 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Cool tip – thanks! I usually use the sponge tool to remove CA but that doesn’t work in all situations so your technique will be helpful!

  3. Jarka September 21, 2010 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Hello Nicol, this is a really useful tip. Quick and effective. I´ll definitely use it on my next photo.

  4. Kathy February 11, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tip. Because the CA was so strong, I had to push the gaussian blur up to 100 in order to get rid of it.

  5. Frank Ramspott August 7, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Wow! Great tip! My scans of my pen drawings had a lot of Purple Fringing. Your work-around really helps! Thanks a lot! Frank

  6. julie January 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Nicole, I have football photos where there is an orange helmet and a white face mask and the fringing is pretty extreme. Where I have black against the face mask I have no problem with this technique but on the orange helmet it turns the purple to grey and I didn’t know if I had to clone the color back in or if there was an easier way to make sure the orange butted up against the white as it should naturally.

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