Each of us has our own style and our methods for editing photos. There are a few ways for color grading, and we can do it in different software. I have stumbled upon an interesting video from Eye Stocker for color grading in Photoshop. It uses only Solid Color Adjustment Layers and “Blend If” mode. It was published on April Fool’s Day, but it’s no joke – it works pretty well.
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As you probably know, I am a bit obsessed with colors lately. While I was obsessively looking around and searching and asking people until they didn’t answer my requests anymore, something popped up and I have to share it because it’s simple and brilliant:
Color Grading using luminosity masks.
Zoë Noble just released a 10-minutes tutorial on Youtube, explaining the process on a very nice beauty-image.
In order to understand curves we need to understand color in the way that Photoshop does. This is called Additive color theory
EVERYTHING in an image is made of 3 colors – RED – GREEN – BLUE
The last few version of Photoshop (from PS 6, I think) have a powerful tool called LUT (or Look Up Tables). You can think of LUT as a way to apply a color scheme to a photo. Kinda like color grading or coloring. In fact, LUTs are often used in the video industry to create a certain look.
Applying an LUT is easy, there is an adjustment layer for that, but how do you create an LUT? Jesús Ramirez (of Photoshop training channel – PCT) shares how to apply and tweak LUTs, but more importantly he shares how to create those luty creatures.
If you ever wondered about how grading deeply impact a film, take at a look at this interesting experiment or re-grading the Man of Steel – Zack Snyder’s 2013 superman remake.
VideoLab took the film for a ride and re-colored the released, desaturated film, to bring some of the natural color back.
The next round of updates to Adobe’s Creative cloud for video should be pretty exciting for anyone who is heavy on video editing. Adobe is adding two tools for video editing and color grading that should really streamline the video workflow. They are called Morph Cut and Lumetri Color Panel.
The first one is Morph Cut. This one is aimed at helping you remove all those ‘aa’ and ’emmm…” from a clip. Morph cut is a transition effect that once applied on a jump cut, it smooths out the jump in the speech and makes it look like a continuous talk. (I just wish thy used it on the voice over….)
Datacolor was recently kind enough to send us a Spyder5 Elite to review prior to today’s official launch.
I spent the last couple weeks using the Spyder5 Elite to calibrate four of the screens that I use on a regular basis: both IPS and TN displays, my laptop and an HD TV.
Here are the results of our hands on Datacolor Spyder5 Elite review.
CS6 introduced a new adjustment layer. It’s called the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer, and it is a great tool to create different looks and styles. If used correctly it is a very powerful tool.
For the sake of this demo, I am going to use a photo called “Gentleman Mask”, while it will be the base image for our layering games, there is a the movies at the bottom shows the entire processing done on the initial image.
There’s been a lot of talk about the new Apple Silicon M1 computers, both for and against. Now that they’re starting to get into the hands of a few people and companies like Blackmagic and Adobe are starting to release software optimised for Apple’s new ARM-based systems – even if they are just betas – they’re actually starting to look quite impressive.
In this video, Alex at Learn Color Grading took Apple’s bottom-of-the-line M1 Mac Mini, costing a mere $699, and installed the latest DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta on it. One question he’s been asked a lot is how well it handles 8K RAW footage and, well, he was happy to play. And… Well, it does shockingly well, actually. It even manages to motion track 4K footage in real-time!
When I work with an image, I want to create something pleasing to the eyes, a piece of art with a wow-factor. I desire to produce a scene that takes the viewer on a journey from foreground to background.
When it comes to editing, it really helps to have a guiding template. It helps the creative process. Many call this a creative vision. That said, I would never advocate or introduce rules for landscape photography. My photography’s core motivation is the freedom to express myself in whatever artistic fashion I find fulfilling. It should be the same for you.
For me, though, I have always found it helpful to have some guidelines that outline the direction I am heading. Walking blindfolded isn’t something I enjoy. I have adopted three main principles for my post-processing, and I will explain each of them in detail.