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Iain Anderson on Sun, June 12th 0 comments
If you want to apply specific film-style looks to your video or images without breaking the bank, then learning how to make LUTs in Photoshop is a good idea. Iain Anderson shows you how.
The sample image I’ll be using here.

Open a sample image

Adjustment Layers aplenty from the black-and-white cookie

The process

Add Contrast with Curves

The basic S-curve
A simple curve does a lot to increase contrast
The Red, Green and Blue curves overlay the basic one

Fancy tweaking with Curves

This effect can be a lot more complicated than it appears at first glance

Tweaking with Hue/Saturation

Just one of many options with the Channel Mixer

Advanced tweaking with Channel Mixer

Loading an existing LUT from the 3DLUT menu

Using existing LUTs in Photoshop

Load up a LUT with LUTx or mLUT, but probably not both at once

Using LUTs in your edit

Conclusion

If you use Affinity Photo, you’ll see this cute kitten as you save your LUTs
 
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