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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 […]

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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 […]

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Does it feel like you can never get the right white balance or exposure? In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to even out the tones and colors using radial filters. Radial filters let you make local adjustments quickly.  This technique is useful for photos that were shot with mixed lighting, such as a room […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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