Hello - I am new to Lightroom and Photoshop (but very familiar with CaptureOne and Paintshop Pro). Took some pictures of the eclipse with an ND 10 stop filter, not a solar filter, so the sun is silver. I'd like to change the sun color to a realistic bright orange, and black out the background completely. Any suggestions on how to do this is greatly appreciated. I'm using the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop through Adobe Creative Cloud.
I would suggest that you take the original 'Raw' image from the camera and pass it through the Adobe Camera Raw utility and correct for the over exposure. The big advantage of the raw format is all the original digital information captured by the camera sensor is retained and it is therefore possible to bring out 'real' information by manipulating what was captured on the camera sensor at the time of exposure. It is certainly possible to make other file formats look like an orange sun , but this would largely be fakery. If you post the image you have here I'm sure we can suggest how to reproduce what you saw in the sky, but it is only going to be a post exposure effect. The forum just supports png and jpg files and not raw , but if you have some cloud space of your own and upload a raw image with a link then the guys here will have a bash at what can be achieved to get the real photograph looking right.
Thanks Teri - this worked perfectly!