Category: Color Grading

How to Create Film Lightroom Presets

Learn step-by-step how to create your own film-like presets in Lightroom. This tutorial will show you how to use the tone curves and HSL settings to create lightweight presets that won’t slow down Lightroom. You’ll learn techniques such as how to create a faded film look with the tone curve, color shifting with HSL, and

How to Create the Urban Desaturated Look in Lightroom

This urban desaturated effect has been growing in popularity especially on Instagram. In this Lightroom tutorial, you’ll learn the process behind creating your own urban desaturated look with the highlights, shadows, clarity, and tone curve adjustments.

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Lightroom

In this Lightroom tutorial, you’ll learn how to create the red and blue duotone effect in Lightroom using two techniques. In the first technique, you’ll learn a quick and easy way of creating the color grading using the Split Toning adjustment. Next, you’ll learn how to do it with the Tone Curve adjustment. The Tone

How to Create the Orange and Teal Look in Lightroom

Create the popular teal and orange look easily in Lightroom. This tutorial shows you how to repurpose the Camera Calibration adjustments to shift the hues and add a faded/matte look.

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.

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

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.

Quick Tip: How to Invert Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has no option to invert photos but using an easy trick with the Tone Curve, you can invert any photos you like! This is great for giving your photos an x-ray look or even to simply invert your slides/film/scans back to its original colors without having to go through Photoshop.

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