In order to have an effective Lookup Table, or LUT, you need to have a solid base image. How do you prepare an image in Adobe Photoshop so it is ready to have a LUT applied to it? In this movie, author Richard Harrington walks you through how to manipulate curves so your image is ready for a LUT to be applied to it.
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- In order to make a lookup table effective,…you need to give it a good solid base image.…In the previous example,…you saw me tweaking my recording a bit,…using Curves and Vibrance.…Let me show you how to do that to a still,…and then we'll also talk about a plugin.…In Photoshop, I'll choose File, Open,…and navigate to a still image.…In this case, let's work with a raw file…for a little bit of flexibility,…and I'll open up this one here of a lizard.…
I like this image.…Let's just back off the Clarity and the Vibrance just a bit…and I'll open the object up.…Looking at the image, it looks pretty good.…I can continue to make adjustments to that raw file,…or use adjustment layers.…If we take a look at this originally,…you'll notice that that image is not properly exposed.…But, by applying the new values,…we were able to get a better base image to work with.…
Now, as we apply a Color Lookup table,…this allows us to change the behavior.…For example, let's go with a Crisp Winter look,…and it gives us a cool image,…or that Crisp Warm that we used earlier…
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