Matching Specific Colors Using The LAB Color Mode

In this tutorial, we will talk about matching specific colors in Photoshop using the LAB color mode.

For example, you may have a client who wants to match the Pantone color of an object to the color that represents their company branding.

To do the color match, we’ll convert the image into the Lab color mode and make the color match with the Curves Adjustment layer.

If you’re not comfortable with curves, then don’t worry!

I will also show you a method using the Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer.

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Hi Jesús, thanks for all your great tutorials, I really enjoy them. I’m having a bit of a problem with this one. When I go to the curves window to select the colour values I don’t get any output values showing, the box remains blank. I follow exactly what you do step by step, but it remains empty. Any suggestion appreciated. Many thanks Jeremy


thank you for this tutorial it’s really helpful


Amazing tips . Thanks a lot .

Do you have any suggestion for working on nails ? Recently i am working on nail polish project and i have to changed the single photo of nails to may different colors which is nightmare but i guess this tip will help me a lot .

Best regards


Hy Jesus! you are a genius!!
Is it possible to get this video in spanish?? Or perhaps spanish subtitles, Some times in the video i can´t understand what you say so it did not work for me…
I really need to learn this way to work

Thank you
Lor from Argentina


Hy may I do this (curves editing mode) in PS cs4?? i am trying and trying but does not work. 🙁

Jitu Lawand

Sir, please do a tutorial video on sofa fabric change in photoshop (like velvet, cotton fabric or leather material etc.)