Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Advanced Photoshop: Lookup Tables and Gradient Maps.
- This course is ideal for three types of users. First off, photographers. If you're looking for a way to change the look of your images or to add consistency as you quickly stylize images for clients or for your own use, you're gonna love these techniques. They're very fast and simple, and lead to predictable results if you just do a couple of steps when you set them up to begin with. Additionally, if you're a graphic designer or work with Page Layout, you may find these techniques useful. This will give you a quick way to take images that have a different look and make them more consistent, or quickly mock up concepts and overall looks and styles for your campaigns.
And, of course, if you work in video or motion graphics, LUTs and lookup tables, as well as gradient maps can be quite useful. You'll find support woven into Adobe's video product lineup, and this is, in fact, a way to collaborate. Maybe you you prefer to use Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to color-correct images. Well that look can be translated into Premier or After Effects. Or perhaps you come up with a look for a print campaign that also needs to be used on the web and with motion graphics or broadcast television. Well, thanks to lookup tables, you can do that.
We've got a lot to cover here. Let's jump into some of the specific techniques, but first, we'll talk a little bit about the Exercise Files.
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