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BEST WAY To Save Your Photoshop Color Grades and Apply Them To Any Photo! 90-Second Tip #16

February 1, 2020

Hi, welcome back to the, I’m Jesus Ramirez. In this 90-second Photoshop tip, I’m going to show you two ways to save your color adjustments
or color grades in Photoshop. The goal is to keep the adjustments editable
so that you can apply them to any image and fine-tune them if you need to. In this first technique, we will work with
a color grade applied to this image using just one single adjustment layer. In the properties panel, you will see the
adjustments that I made on each slider to create this effect. If you’re only using one
adjustment layer to create a color adjustment or color grade, then you can save it as a
preset. Click on the properties panel fly-out menu
and select save selective color present. Name it. I’ll call mine color grade, I’ll save it.
The next time that you create a selective color adjustment layer, you will see your
preset within the preset dropdown. When you select it, Photoshop will apply the
same adjustments. You can save a preset within all adjustment layers. No matter what adjustment
layer you use, you will always be able to save its settings as a preset. But what about if you’re using multiple adjustment
layers to create an effect? How do you save all these adjustment layers
to apply the same effect to a different image? And most importantly, how do you keep the
adjustment layers editable? The answer is to use Creative Cloud libraries. For the second technique, you will need Photoshop
CC. All you need to do is go into window and libraries. In the libraries panel, click on
the fly-out menu and select create new library. I’ll call mine color grades. Then, I’ll click
on the create button. You can now save assets to this library by
clicking and dragging them into it. Click on the group that contains your adjustments
and drag it in. Once your layer group is inside of your Creative
Cloud library, it will sync to all your installations of Photoshop and you can use it anywhere on
any image. To apply your color effect, all you need to
do is click and drag it into the layer stack while holding Alt on windows or Option on
the Mac. Let me first show you what happens when you
don’t do this. I’m just going to click and drag the library
asset into the layer stack without holding any keyboard shortcut. Notice that Photoshop places the asset as
a single smart object linked to the Creative Cloud. That’s what this cloud icon on the bottom
right represents. I’ll move on to a different photo to show
you how to place the effect properly. Hold Alt on windows or Option on the Mac and click-and-drag the library asset
into the layer stack. This time, Photoshop places the actual group
with all the adjustment layers. Everything is editable and you can fine-tune
the adjustment layers to better work with the new image. If you enjoy this 90-second Photoshop tip,
then click on that like button now. If you want to find out how I created this
color grade, then check out this tutorial. I’ll place a link right below in the description. If this is your first time at the Photoshop
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tips and tricks. Thank you so much for watching. I’ll talk to you again in the next tutorial.


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  • Reply specialized41 July 7, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Gracias Jesús, esto me va ayudar muchísimo.!!

  • Reply Mario Archaga July 7, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Gracias Jesús! Siempre quise saber como hacerlo. Saludos

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    Thank you!

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  • Reply Mario Pires July 7, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Well done ! Thks for sharing it !

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    Thanks! Maybe you can tell us more about what libraries are good for?

  • Reply ScousePhotographer July 7, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Awesome Jesus!

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    Woooooow!!!! Fantastic!!!!! Thanks a lot my friend.

  • Reply John Chubb July 7, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks, Jesus! I had no clue this existed.

  • Reply gaikingston remei July 7, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Oh ..this is not happening!!!
    ..I've been literally spending whole my life just to know how to save my color grades in photoshop unlike likeroom It's easy. Thank u so so much sir..ur life saver.😊

  • Reply Chris Hoffman July 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Nice tip!!! I have been creating actions to keep grades consistent- this feature will help immensely!

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    Cool information. Thanks

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    Very very useful

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    Thank you. Very useful, as everytimes.

  • Reply Jay Garcia July 9, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    It"s unbelievable ! you are a magician !

  • Reply Mehdi Chender July 9, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    thank you

  • Reply Kyle Winters July 10, 2019 at 11:24 am

    You can also go to File – Export – Color lookup tables and save all your adjustments as LUT and use it in Photoshop, After Effects or Premiere

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