Useful Color Grading Chart for Lightroom

Color grade in Lightroom like a pro. This chart lets you use the Tone Curve and HSL adjustments in Lightroom with better control and precision. It makes using the tone curve incredibly easy and lets you see exactly what colors you are achieving.


How to Get the Desaturated Look

One of the most common effects on Instagram is the desaturated look that looks close to grayscale but not exactly. The reds and blues are still there but the rest of the colors are gray. This effect is used for fashion, rooftopping and all sorts of photos. An example of this is Jacqueline Mikuta’s Instagram. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the recipe to create this look easily.


How to Achieve VSCO-Style in Lightroom in 3 Steps

Create your own random VSCO-style effect in Lightroom with these simple steps. This tutorial shows how you can mix a tone curve adjustment with completely random color adjustments to create your own film-like effect.


Free Kodak Ektar Lightroom Preset

Kodak Ektar is a film popular for its gorgeous color characteristics. This Lightroom preset emulates the Kodak Ektar 100 Professional film with a slight blue-green tint in the shadows, natural brightness bump, and muted colors.


How to Achieve the Masashi Wakui Look

Masashi Wakui is popular for his captivating night photos of Japan. Wakui’s photos have this unique color effect that adds a touch of emotion to it. But what’s special is not the effect, but the technique used to create the effect. It involves just moving the existing nodes in the Tone Curve settings – you


Free Futuristic Architecture Lightroom Preset

Futuristic Architecture is a matte Lightroom preset designed to add an urban and contemporary effect to your architecture/building photos. It has muted colors and shifts the blues to create teal-looking skies. Shadows are lifted and highlights dropped slightly.


Easily Add Solid Color Overlays in Lightroom

Here’s a little neat trick for creating a color overlay without even going into Photoshop. These effects are great for background images because they make text stand out.


How to Add Film Light Leaks in Lightroom

Don’t waste your money on light leak presets – you can create it yourself and it’s very easy (and fun) to do! This tutorial will show you how to add light leaks to your photo using the same technique preset developers use.


5 Reasons Why You Should Not Convert Your Raw Files to DNG

It seems like every camera manufacture has their own raw file format. Adobe wanted to unify them all by coming up with an open sourced DNG format with many great benefits such as no XMP sidecar files, supposedly better multi-threading support, smaller file sizes, and more. However in the real world, most photographers choose not


Stop Creating Folders in Lightroom. Use Collections Instead.

There are many touted Lightroom workflow systems but many of them break one of the most important best practices – that is creating folders on your drive instead of using collections. Why do people do this? And even more importantly, why should you not do this? Read this article and find out why you should

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