Category: Color Grading

Why Should You Use Curves over Split Toning and other settings?

Curves is the most powerful and useful tool you can learn. It can replace many settings such as white balance, exposure, contrast, and split toning. But there’s been one question that hasn’t been discussed. Why use it over other Lightroom settings? In this video by Denny’s Tips, you’ll learn why you should use curves. 00:25

How to Create a Film Look in Lightroom

Learn how to create a standard film look in Lightroom. This tutorial will show you the starting steps to recreate the colors and tones of common film presets. You won’t get the exact settings to use but you’ll learn the process. Why? Because it’s a skill that you can use to recreate many other film

How to Create a Twilight Blue Effect in Lightroom

In this Lightroom tutorial, you’ll learn how to recreate the dim blue color grading seen in Tom Blachford’s Nihon Noir project. You’ll do this with only the tone curves and calibration settings. This will give you a base effect which you can further modify with the HSL settings. You can also download the free Lightroom

How to Edit Like Ben Thomas in Lightroom

Learn how to achieve a surreal look in Lightroom with this tutorial┬áby Denny’s Tips. This is a popular effect created by Ben Thomas that have been requested in the postprocessing subreddit. You’ll learn how to shift the hue using a combination of the camera calibration and HSL settings. After learning how it’s done, you’ll be

Learn 5 Lightroom Effects in Under 5 Minutes

Clean whites, faded film, green shadows, orange and teal and smooth skin – you’ll learn all these effects in this 5 minute Lightroom tutorial. This tutorial will show you the simplest and fastest way to reproduce the effects.

How to Achieve the Cyberpunk Pink/Cyan/Purple Effect in Lightroom

Learn how to create the cyberpunk neon look in Lightroom with this tutorial. You’ll learn how to shift the hue beyond what is possible with Lightroom’s Hue adjustment, add contrast and tint with the tone curve, and finally finish the look with a diffused glow effect. Also mentioned is a set of free Cyberpunk Lightroom

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.

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