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Real World Practices, Software, Working With Colors

Adobe Profiles vs Capture One Color Curves

Adobe has recently released a substantial update to Camera RAW and Lightroom in the form of “Profiles.” These profiles determine how the software renders color during initial RAW conversion. In this article, we will compare the new profiles from...

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using the color tool in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Manipulating Hues with the Color Tool in Lightroom

RAW conversion applications like Adobe Lightroom are often the first place that color grading begins. One incredibly useful tool that tends to be forgotten about is the Color Tool. In this video tutorial by Matt Kloskowski, you will learn how...

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gradient maps and blend if sliders for skin tones
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Enhancing Skin Tones with Gradient Maps in Photoshop

Gradient Maps are a versatile tool for color grading, especially when you want to change the color temperature of the skin. This video tutorial by Prince Meyson demonstrates how to make skin tones look rich and vibrant by using...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Tone Images With Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

There is no understating the importance of thoughtful color when it comes to post-production. Regardless of the genre of photography, color impacts the viewer’s perception of mood, texture, atmosphere, and more. Because of that, refining the process for color grading...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Phase One Releases Capture One 11 With New Features & Improved Performance

Phase One has recently launched Capture One 11 with an impressive host of new features for retouchers and photographers alike. Capture One has enjoyed increasing popularity among professionals for raw conversion, tethered capture, and as a primary image processing...

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Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Using Gradient Maps to Color Grade Your Photographs

Color grading images is an essential aspect of post-production. Just as films are always color graded to instill a certain aesthetic or mood, the same is often true when retouching a stylized photoshoot. This quick tip by Kevin Roodhorst...

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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Quickly Add Color to a Gray Background in Photoshop

A neutral gray backdrop is a staple of any studio setup, a versatile choice that can be easily adapted for various lighting situations. However, too much of a good thing can be bad, as too much gray can begin...

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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool in Photoshop

One of the most powerful means of impacting your audience is through the effective use of color. Setting the mood, creating an atmosphere, or even just using an aesthetically pleasing color palette is vital to attracting the clients you...

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using color calibration profiles in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Use Color Calibration Profiles in Lightroom

Effective use of color should be a top priority for all retouchers and photographers. While there are multiple ways to manage colors, one particularly underused yet simple feature is the Camera Calibration tool within Adobe Lightroom. In this video tutorial...

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Fundamentals, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Working With Colors

Color and Luminosity: Real-World Color Correction Techniques

Introduction Every now and then, an image comes along with complex color schemes that can be daunting to retouch. For such cases, isolating luminosity and color components of the image and tackling each one individually can be helpful.  First, we must...

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Hardware & Tools, Working With Colors

Why You Need to Calibrate Your Screen

Screen Calibration has left people scratching their heads for years. Common questions like “Why do I need to calibrate my monitor if my clients aren’t calibrating theirs?” are all too reasonable and provide an interesting argument to the debate....

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