You can find many pre-made gradient maps in different editing applications. But what if you wanted to make your own gradient map? How do you create a custom gradient map so you can achieve the specific look you want? In this movie, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to create a gradient map that targets your specific image in Adobe Photoshop.
- Now that you have the hang of Lookup tables,…let's revisit gradient maps.…And I want to show you how to build some…completely from scratch.…In Photoshop, feel free to open up an image.…Choose any file that you'd like.…I'm gonna work with this one,…that has a nice collection of tones.…Let's just make that a tad brighter,…and click open object.…
I'll hide my timeline,…and click the new gradient map icon.…Now, we'll make a new gradient.…If you single click on the gradient preview,…the gradient editor comes up.…Let's go ahead and reset the gradients.…And I can simply remove these.…If I option click, it just deletes them from the list,…so we have no presets.…Now, looking at the gradient down here,…it's pretty flexible.…
I'm gonna start on the shadows…and assign a rich, greenish tone that's a bit darker.…And you see it updates in real time.…On the highlights here, I want to apply…something a little bit more golden.…So I'll drag towards the gold and look at it,…and then move it towards the light there…to desaturate and lighten a little more.…
In this course, Rich Harrington demystifies lookup tables (LUTs) and shows how to use them with Photoshop, Lightroom, and other Adobe CC applications. He also shows how to use gradient maps—where tints are based on the luminance values in the image—to add creative color and noise to images, and how to organize, store, and share these assets with other Creative Cloud programs and other photo and video professionals.
- Understanding the role of LUTS
- Working with LUTs and Looks in Premiere Pro
- Creating custom LUTs
- Cross-application workflows
- Managing your LUT library and presets