The link to the Variations dialog box resides at the bottom of Photoshop's Adjustments drop-down menu. Maybe you've never ventured that far down the list to try it. But you might after seeing how easy it is to use. Variations is a helpful color correction tool that presents you with visual options and allows you to preview the results in realtime. In this video, Deke McClelland shows you how perform simple color correction quickly using this handy Photoshop tool.

This movie clip is from Deke's instructional DVD that's included with his best-selling book Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One, a straightforward, step-by-step user's guide to Photoshop and the new features of CS2.

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Deke McClelland is an electronic publishing pioneer and a popular lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He has hosted Adobe's official "Video Workshop" DVDs that shipped with many versions of Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as hundreds of hours of tutorial-style video training for industry leader, with whom his work has won a record-setting eight international awards in the last 12 months. In addition to his video work, Deke has written over 80 books translated into 24 languages, with more than 4 million copies in print. In 2004, Deke created the bestselling One-on-One book series. Published with O'Reilly Media, One-on-One uses video, step-by-step exercises, and hundreds of full-color illustrations to provide readers with the closest thing possible to private instruction from a recognized expert.

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