Category: Color Grading

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.

Turn your Plain Photos into a Retro Film-Like Prints

Here’s a great Lightroom tutorial that’ll show you how to create an awesome red/blue crossprocess photo with a thick round border! This tutorial will teach you how to apply a retro split-toning effect and manipulate the vignette settings to create a border. We also have a free free Lightroom preset for you to download!

How to get Beautiful Purple-Grad Sunset Colors in Seconds!

What do you do with boring daylight photos? Here’s a color effect you can add in seconds with Lightroom! This Lightroom tutorial will show you how to do this with just a warm white balance, purple gradual filter, and a little split toning.

How to Create an Instagram Nashville-Like Photo Effect in Lightroom

Want to learn a photo effect that makes almost any photo look better? This Lightroom tutorial will show you how! It’s a photo effect similar to the Instagram Nashville effect that hipsters seem to love. Read on to find out how you can turn any bad photo into artistic snapshots! PS: There’s a special trick

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