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Cinematic Color Grading (Movie Looke Effect) – Photoshop Tutorial

August 16, 2019

Cinematic Color Grading (Movie Look Effect)
– Photoshop Tutorial Hey guys. Welcome back to another very exciting
tutorial here at My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Twitter @JRfromPTC. In today’s tutorial, we’re going to be talking about creating the
cinematic effect using color grading techniques in Photoshop. Usually, the term color grading
is reserved for film but these days, a lot of people are using that term for photographs
as well. You might have also heard it referred to as creative color correction and that’s
what we’re going to be doing today. We’re going to take this image and create a look
of a summer blockbuster. But before we get started, we’re going to
talk about the differences between color correction and color grading because they’re very important
to this process. And to explain it a little bit, we’re going to click over just for a
minute on to this file that I created and as you can see, this is the color wheel. We’re
going to talk about it in a moment. But before we do, I want to show you some still images,
so you can see the effect that we’re going for. This is the still of the Terminator Genisys
and as you can see, this is the movie look that you might be familiar with. And just
to point out, the color scheme that a lot of these films have is Teal tint in the shadows
and an Orange color in the highlights mostly in the skin tones. It is because they’re complimentary
colors. And as you know, when complimentary colors are put side by side, they pop and
they standout. In this case, they make the afterstandout. That’s one of the reasons why
that particular color scheme is used for movies. the story that you’re trying to convey by
adding this color grade. This another image dark areas and the lights especially the lights
[00:02:05] especially the skins do not have that Blue tone. Here’s another still frame
with The Matrix and this is a little more exaggerated. The skin stones actually do have
some of that Green tint but as you can see in the shadows, the Green is really noticeable.
And this still is from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and as you can see, it’s the same
color screen. Teal in the dark and Orange in the light. This is the reason why we have the color wheel
earlier. The Yellows, Oranges, Reds, and Magentas are usually where you find the skin colors
and the opposite of that are the Greens, Teals, Cyans, and Blues. If you don’t have a color
wheel, I’m going to show you a little trick. You can go into and you get
this color wheel here. You can click in complimentary and if you find a color that is similar to
a skin tone and I’m just going to find one here really really quick, I may not be too
exact on this but I mean what this said that this color here is the color of the skin.
You’ll notice that the opposite color is the Cyan color. And no matter what maybe when
that think of your skin tone then we have Green. And if we move over in, you know, this
color would be a skin tone, so as you can see the cool colors are all in the opposite
end of the color wheel when it comes to skin tones and they’re complimentary, which is
why color is used this color scheme for the movies. So, we’re going to try to do in Photoshop
is replicate that effect. Now, how does this related to color correction? If you’re going
to apply the color grade to an image, it is a good idea to have an image that has neutral
grace. That means there’s no colorcast on the image that you’re going to working with. Now, this is a color correction tutorial.
I have a tutorial on color correction. If you go to my website,
and you go into a or you can just search for color correction
and color matching with curves and type in the search bar, you’ll get this tutorial where
I talk about color correction and color matching for about 30 minutes. But just in case that
you don’t know how to do color correction, we’re just going to do a really quick color
correction on this image. And if we’re going to color grade this image, we will first need
to remove the Green colorcast and one of the easiest ways of removing the Green colorcast
is with the Curve Adjustment Layers, so I just created our Curves Adjustment Layer on
top of that and if I click on this icon here on this Eye Dropper, I can set the dark point
on my image. If I click on this handle here and hold Alt, Option on the Mac and drag,
you see how the image just gets its weird color, so you see Cyans, and Greens, and Yellows
but I keep dragging to the right, at some point, you’ll see where the image starts showing
Black, and those should be the dark points of my image and that’s where I want to click,
so some along on the left wheel, so I’m just going to click on that and that’s it the Black
point and notice right away, how much better my image looks, and I’m going to do the same
thing for the White points. So, I’m going to click under White Point Eye Dropper, hold
Alt, Option on the Mac, click and drag on this. I’m going to click and drag this to
the left and wherever I see my image turns White, that’s where my lightest point is going
to be and I gotta be careful not a specular highlight. I want it to be a White that does
have some detail and in this case, it’s probably around here, so I’m just going to click there
for now. And now, I’m going to click on wherever I think my create point should be. Anything
on my image that I think should be neutral gray, so it could even be this White here,
so I’m just going to click on there and this should probably pretty neutral. And one way to tell if your image has a colorcast
or not is by grabbing the Eye Dropper tool, click on the Info panel and go in over an
area that should be a neutral gray. So in this case, if you see here, right over here,
there’s going to be two numbers. The numbers in the left represent the numbers before the
Adjustment Layer and the numbers on the right are going to be the numbers that represent
the image with the Adjustment Layer applied to it. So if we hover over the White, you’ll
see that it’s Red of 164, Green of 162, and Blue of 163 and that is pretty neutral and
I could tell that there is no colorcast on the image. Now, there is a slight colorcast
here on the shadows and we can fix that by going into the Curves if you want it to but
that’s not the point of this tutorial. So for the most part, this is a good image to
work with. It’s a lot better than what we started with. Now one thing before we get going, one way
that you can tell if an image has a colorcast is what I just showed you and just to emphasize
that point, I’m just going to show you how that works. If we have a neutral image, notice
the RGB numbers here and I’m just going to rid of this Adjustment Layer, so we see one
set of numbers when we hover over the gradient here. Notice that Reds, Greens, and Blues
have exactly the same numbers in this area here. That means that there is no colorcast.
Now, I’m going to hover over this image here. Notice that in this case, the number where
I hover on this gradient on the left side, the Red is always higher. That means that
there is a Red colorcast on this gradient and with this gradient on the right side,
we have something similar but in this case, the Blue is highest, so therefore there is
a Blue color tone to the image or it could be Green or a combination of two colors. But
if you want it to be a neutral gray, the numbers are going to be identical or as close to identical
as possible. Sometimes that’s not possible depending on your image. But anyway, now we’re going to get into the
color grading of our image. And just to remind you, what we’re going to do is we’re going
to have the Teal in the darks and the Oranges in the light areas especially in the skin
tone source that gets pops out out of the image and it creates the cinematic effect
that we’re used in seeing in a lot of movies. And you know what, one thing before I get
started that I didn’t want to bring up is, if you are going to be working with video,
then I wouldn’t use Photoshop for that. I know Photoshop can handle video and if you
apply adjustment layer onto a video, you can render that out. But if you’re going to be
doing color grading, Adobe actually has a tool called SpeedGrade CC which is available
to you if you’re a member of the CreativeCloud. So, if you’re a member of the CreativeCloud,
Adobe has a program that is designed just for color grading a video. So, you might want
to take a look at that if that’s something that you’re interested in. But anyway, so how do we color grade an image
in Photoshop? As I mentioned before, one of the things I recommend you do is to color
correct your image. As you can see, there’s a lot of neutral grades on this image. If
I hover, for example, on this pillar, you’ll see that the Red, Green, and Blues are actually
very very close or 89, 88, and 88. If I hover over in his suit, maybe in this area, 63,
60, and 66, so still pretty close and that’s close as there in this color but overall,
this image does not have a colorcast, so that’s where I’m going to start with. What I’m going
to do first is create a Curves Adjustment Layer. I’m also going to delete the layer
mask just to keep things more clean and you can see what’s going on. I want to rename
this curve Color because this is going to affect the color and I’m going to create one
more curve and this one is going to affect the Luminosity, the luminance values of the
image. I’m also going to delete Layer Mask and I’m just going to rename this Luminosity.
So now, I have two Curves, Color and Luminosity. And we’re going to start with Luminosity at
the bottom, so the Color Curve Adjustment Layer is top and Luminosity at the bottom.
I’m going to click on this little Eye icon to disable it. Eventhough, I haven’t made
any changes, I just want to disable it, so we know that we’re working only with the Luminosity.
Now, why that I name this Luminosity? It is to remind us of what this layer is going to
control and this going to control how dark or how light the pixels in our image are.
So you’ll notice that if I create, for example, an S-curve, it darkens the image. I’m actually
going to make this an extreme case, so you can see what happens. So, image is darker
and lighter and the lighter ear is creating higher contrast. If I zoom in into the image
and I’m zooming in by holding Alt and using the mouse wheel, does Option and mouse wheel
on the Mac. Now, one downside of doing the curves in a normal blend mode is that it also
affects the colors of the image. But if I only want it to affect the lightness values,
I can choose some blend too in Luminosity and notice what happens. The image is still
dark but the colors are not affected. It just makes some darker without increasing the saturation
of the image, so that’s what we’re going to do. The Curves Layer that controls the Luminosity,
we’re going to change the blend mode to Luminosity and I’m going to disable this for now. And
for the Color, you’ve probably guessed that already. We start changing the different Alpha
channels and increase the Red. We don’t want the Luminance Values to be affected, so we’re
going to change that into color and you’ll notice what happened there, they’re normal.
You see how the image was lightened because I dragged this up. It lightens the colors
but I don’t want the colors to be lighter. I just want to add the color, so change that
to color and the Luminance Values stay but the colors go up which is what I want. So,
I’m just going to click and drag on that point and drag it out, just so I have a straight
line again and then I want to bring it back here just for now. So, I want to disable the
layer just by clicking on the Eye icon and I want to enable the Luminosity Layer and
that’s what we’re going to be working with. And I’m going to click and drag this out and
that’s where we going to start with a clean Luminosity Adjustment Layer. So, the first thing I’m going to do is I’m
going to, first of all, zoom out and we’re going to look out at our image and what I
want to do is I want to increase the contrast and make the background much much darker like
so. And by the way, I don’t want you try to duplicate exactly what I’m doing in terms
of the inputs and outputs and try to get the exact curves and numbers because for your
image, it maybe different and in fact, it will be. All images are different. So, just
look at generally at what I do and try to tweak it, so it matches your image. For example,
on this image here, most of the data is on the dark pixels as you can see and this is
what the graph is showing us. You may have an image where the data is in the lighter
pixels or in the mid-tones all across spectrums. So if you duplicate exactly what I do to the
curve, it may affect your image differently, so keep that in mind. By the way, you can
download this file, and follow along with this file once, and then apply to your own
projects but, you know, this file is available for you to download and play it with and this
is a composition that I created using several stock photos but anyway. So, I’m going to
click and drag down on this curve and this is going to make the darker pixels even darker.
If I want to lighten up the lighter pixels, I can just click and drag this up and I’ll
do this for now just because I think this may work but, you know, we can always change
our mind and come back if we want to. So now, I created contrast in that image like so.
I think the Luminosity is okay for now. So I’m going to click on Color, enable that layer
and now we’re going to be playing with color. So if you remember, in the examples that I
showed you, the darks had Blue-Teal effect to it and the skin colors were not affected
at all, in fact, they stand out. So, we’re going to try to create something similar here.
So, how do we create a Teal color in the background while leaving the colors in the face intact?
Well, we’re going to use the RGB channels for that. We’re going to start with the Red
channel. If I click and drag this to the right, it takes away Red. What that means is that
it adds Cyan. And if I click and drag to the left, it adds Red. If I click on this point
and drag it up, it adds Red. If I click on this point and drag it down, it adds Cyan.
So, how do you know what happens when you click and drag these points. The opposite
of Red is Cyan, the opposite of Green is Magenta, and the opposite of Blue is Yellow but how
do you know that I going to remember that one tip I can give you is clicking on the
Info pallet, which is this pallet here. You can go into Window>Info that is not enabled
and you’ll see here your RGB. Red opposite is Cyan. Green opposite is Magenta, Blue opposite
is Yellow. That’s one where you can remember. So, we’re going to start with the Red channel
and we’re going to add some Cyan to the dark areas. I’m going to click and drag and place
this point here in the middle because I don’t want to add any color to the lights. Actually
I do, I want to make them redder.. I just want to click and drag this point on the top
over to the left and now you see how the shadows got a Cyan looks of them and the lights got
a Red looks to them as well. I’m going to click on the Green and I want to drag up just
to add a little bit of Green and maybe drag this over to the left just right a little
Magenta on the lights. I just want to click on this curve and bring that back to the middle,
so the middle stays the same. The darker pixels get Green and the lighter pixels get Magenta.
Now, I’m going to go into the Blue Channel. Click in the middle again and I want to add
a little bit of Blue to that and I’m going to add a little bit of Yellow to the light
colors like so. Before and after just so you can see what we’ve done there. And from this point on, we can start playing
around with different parts of the image. For example, if I think there is too much
Red, for example, on this face here, I can click on this icon. Come to the part of his
face where I think there’s so much Red. You’ll notice a circle up here right around this
area as I drag along his face that I can click and it’s going to create a point, then I can
use the Arrow Keys in the keyboard if I want to to bring that down, so it just takes a
little bit of that Red away. If I want to go back into the Green channel and add more
Green, I can click on that point and just use the Arrow Keys to adjust that. Actually,
it has enough Green. Maybe it needs less Green. I’m trying to get that Teal color and I think
this is working fine. So as you can see, we’re almost there. This is obviously more Blue
than what we’ve got going here but I wanted to go for more of the Teal look and the Orange
look. Like I said before, there’s no right or wrong. It all depends on the story that
you’re trying to convey and the look that you’re going for, so you don’t have to get
it exact. You can change it or you can do whatever you like.
Okay. So what I’m going to do now, is unleash the Channel Mixer just to create a more interesting
look and the name of this Adjustment Layer is actually very descriptive. It mixes the
channels. So before I get started, let me just get rid of this layer mask just so we
can keep things clutter-free and things won’t distract you. So with this Adjustment Layer,
you have different Presets. For example, if I click on Black and White Infrared, you see
what happens here. There’s negative 70% on the Red Channel, 200% of the Green channel,
and negative 30% on the Blue channel. The Blue filter, no Red, no Green, a 100% Blue
and the total is down here at the bottom. You can have higher than 100% if you want
it too but usually we try to stay around 100%. And there’s different ones and what I’m going
to do is I want to look for one of these presets that sort of gives you the best contrast of
my image and I think I want to go with Black and White with Orange and what I’m going to
do now is I’m going to bring the Opacity down all the way to 0% and then just bring it up
to maybe something like that. And once I’m here, I can go back and change my presets
and maybe another one will work better. Actually, I kind of like the one with a Red fill because
his face stands out more, so maybe that’s what I will use and maybe I will bring the
Opacity because a little too strong but you can use the Channel Mixer to desaturate your
image and give it more contrast as well. And once you’ve gotten to this point, you
can also make other changes. You can may be subtract colors from this channel. Maybe he’s
got too much Red and you want to add some Green or subtract some Blue. It all depends
on what you want to do but I’m just going to stick with what I have before. And you
know what, I’m looking at it, still a color to dark and maybe lined it more. I think that
works. Notice how Red the face is and it’s a little too dark and if I have this Channel
Mixer, it takes away that Red and it lightens it, so that’s what I want to do. I want to
put all these Adjustment Layers into one group, so I want to Shift click on the top one while
holding Shift, I’m going to click on the bottom one. Ctrl J, Command J to turn that into a
group and I’m just going to name this Grade because we applied a color grade to it and
you can see the before and the after. Now this was done using two Curves Adjustment
Layers and if you find Curves Adjustment Layers hard to use, I recommend that you spend the
time learning them because they’re really really powerful. And it’s pretty much the
only adjustment layer for color correction that you’ll need if you learn how to use them.
Now if you’re beginner and you’re just starting and these sound very confusing, there is another
way you can do this. It’s a little more visual but I don’t think the results are as good,
so let me show you what that is really quick. Use a Selective Color Adjustment Layer and
again, I’m just going to delete the layer mask to keep thing clutter-free. What this
adjustment layer allows you to do is to add Cyan-Magenta-Yellow or Red-Green-Blue to anyone
of these colors. So for the Blacks, we want to add Cyan, so we’re going to increase that.
We don’t want any Magenta, we want to take the Magenta away, so we’re going to add some
Green. We don’t want to add any Yellow, so we’re going to take away which gives us Blue
and the image is a little washed-out, so we’re going to increase the Blacks like so. And
you know what, maybe a little less Yellow and a little less Magenta. Something like
that and maybe increase the Blacks even a little bit more. So if you notice, we added
Blue, Green, and Cyan to the Blacks, to the dark pixels, which is what we did earlier
just even in more controlled way. This might be a little bit easier to see but the result
is not as good in my opinion. Then we can do the same thing to the neutrals. Reduce
the Yellow, reduce the Magenta, which adds Blue and Green. Maybe add a little bit of
Cyan and make these colors darker. Of course, I’m going a little fast, maybe you can get
this colors a little bit better if you took your time and I don’t want to do anything
to the Whites. Now, I’m going to go into the Reds. I don’t want to any Cyan in the Reds,
so I’m going to bring that down. Maybe add a little bit of Magenta. Maybe add a little
bit of Yellow. I’m looking at the face here. That’s what’s my real concern is, and just
find a nice skin tone, and maybe do the same in the Yellows. Maybe bring the Cyans down,
add a little bit of Magenta, add a little bit of Yellows. Something like that and I
know it’s oversaturated but we’re going to fix that in a moment and we’re going to do
what we did before by adding the Channel Mixer and I’ll delete the layer mask. And I’m going
to go into the Presets and we’ll choose the you Curves Adjustment Layers to create your
color grades, I would recommend learning curves using a Color Lookup Adjustment Layer. What
a Color Lookup Adjustment Layer allows you to do is to use L-U-T files, LUT files which
are lookup tables. That software that I mentioned earlier, SpeedGrade, uses color LUTs. They’re
sort of like presets that allow you to add color grade to video and Photoshop has some
built-in. We have all of these and we haveóI’m just going to scroll to them really quick,
so you can see that the different ones that are available in Photoshop. One of my favorites
is film stock but this is not have the color effect that we were applying earlier but this
one does. Teal-Orange, I want to select that one and this is the effect that we get, a
Teal-Orange effect. Now if you compare to the rest and to compare although what I did
earlier, I want to open up the History Panel, click on snapshot, so now we have the color
grade that we did manually. We have the one that we used the Selective Color Adjustment
Layer and we have the one that we created using that Lookup Adjustment Layer. So as
you can see, they’re all very similar but using curves has the greatest control; second,
will be the Selective Color Adjustment Layer; and third, would be Color Lookup Table simply
because you really don’t have any control. If you wanted to change the Color Lookup Adjustment
Layer, you would have to add other Curves Adjustment Layer and, you know, maybe change
the Luminosity or change the different colors then why start with a Color Lookup Adjustment
Layer, you can just use curves. Now don’t get me wrong, I use Color Lookup Adjustment
Layer all the time but for a specific color grading effect, there’s nothing better than
using curves and you have the control of coming back and making any change that you want,
and maybe, if you want less Green to have more Blue then you can do so. So, I want to
go back into the Blues channel and increase that Blue, so notice how this now has a Blue
tone to it and maybe this is not as bright as we would want it to be and actually, maybe
that’s a little too much Blue and maybe something like that. And then maybe, add more Red to
the face and we change the Yellow a little bit and I think maybe even need some Magenta.
But anyway as you can see, this is a completely different look that we easily achieve just
by changing the curves in the Color Adjustment Layer and just for fun, I’m just going to
add another snapshot. So, this is the Blue version and this is the Green version. So
you can see, you can create many different color grades using Curves Adjustment Layers. Okay, and that’s it for this tutorial. As
always, I hope that you learn something new. If you have any questions, feel free to leave
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you for watching and I’ll talk to you again soon.


  • Reply hoozn February 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Damn, that is a great tutorial. In fact, I found it so good that i had to login to youtube just to leave a comment. lol
    Since I started to use ACR some years ago, I never thought about using curves+ blending modes in PS for all the colour adjustment work. But Im definitely gonna give it a try.

  • Reply Jek sarn Phaisarn VI February 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Such a good tutorial and a great technique with two curve adjustment. You are very awesome

  • Reply David Whiting February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I learnt heaps of shit just then!

  • Reply s0crates22 February 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    this was great. You're a fantastic teacher. Thank you!

  • Reply Aneeb Khan February 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I have never seen anything related to CC or Color Grading tutorial like this one, you are too much sincere and passionate thanks to let us know secrets of Professionals ! They always hide some important points but you didn't ! You are the best Love from Pakistan 🙂

  • Reply Baskoro Juwono February 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

    thanks man! im doing graphics for almost 3 years, and always been "freestyling with all the tools" thanks for this, explain a lot. deserve more views! 🙂

  • Reply Brian February 27, 2016 at 1:41 am


  • Reply Jonas Rietdorf February 27, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Thank you dude! Learned so much.

  • Reply Jake Stockton February 28, 2016 at 8:12 am

    This is the first video I've watched of yours. Your video taught me more than any other video on the web. I really appreciate how you explain the theory of it rather than just showing the steps to achieve an effect. That's why I'm subbing you. Thanks so much, and keep up the great work!

  • Reply Francisco García February 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I didn't undestand you at the begining beacause In Spanish we don't have a word for 'teal' 🙁 We say verde turquesa, azul verdoso… etc.

  • Reply Gheorghe Falcaru March 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Advanced and Super!!!

  • Reply Rapzone Productions March 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I created my let by using only few adjustment layer & the way you've shown but when I saved it and apply to my video it just boom everything… But I apply any normal lut which I've downloaded from a Web it's working perfectly can you please guide me what's going on with this…

  • Reply M Castro March 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Hi. thanks a lot for your amazing tutorials . I am a huge fan of you. One question…….i am not sure if I understood the way it should be understand………in the minute 15.03 you said " the darker pixels get green and the lighter pixels get magenta" but i have try and the light pixels get greener……
    Do I have done something wrong?

  • Reply Bruce March 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    you are jesus?

  • Reply Andiry Tan March 31, 2016 at 7:13 am

    thanks!!!!!! it helpsssss!!!!

  • Reply Eric Shamola March 31, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This is a great tutorial. Really learnt a lot, thanks!

  • Reply Trevor Reed Studios April 3, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Absolutly fantastic tutorial. Thanks so much for making it. I learned loads from it.

  • Reply Joe Beard April 8, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Brilliant, plus a bonus of finding out about the Terminator film!

  • Reply Fairfield Bay Photography and Digital Imaging April 8, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I was scared to death of this, but you made it easy. Thanks!

  • Reply parmeet asija April 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Very nice tutorial. There was a lot to learn from this video for me.

  • Reply Zanelli Caldas April 13, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    So cool!

  • Reply Vagrancy April 15, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I learned A LOT. Thanks dude.

  • Reply Roufan McCarvill April 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Woww man! this is an amazing tutorial. Thank you so much!

  • Reply juanmdrno April 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Quick question and I hope you see this, I'm trying to create an image of a person facing himself in a totally different style. For ex. A person standing in a suit facing the same person but in normal clothes in the same room at the same angle. Been looking everywhere for tutorials but can seem to find any. If you have any advice I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

    Image example

  • Reply karayuschij May 3, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Great tutorial!

  • Reply Mujeeb Anwar May 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Which photoshop is this??

  • Reply Aditya Vishwakarma May 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    lot of thanks bro

  • Reply Matheus Mascarenhas May 20, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Are you kidding me this is a tutorial? Tutorials usually are step by step! This is a lesson! Definitely a great lesson!

  • Reply 김대길 May 21, 2016 at 1:15 am

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  • Reply Uttam Bhusal May 22, 2016 at 7:47 am

    This is the ultimate tutorial that i am searching for.Thank you for the wonderful and educational video.This has helped me a lot.

  • Reply kokwei lee May 29, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    fantastic tutorial. thk u.

  • Reply Alan Smith June 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    love this tutorial, teaches not only color but quite a lot about the color tools of photoshop…

  • Reply Gabo&Deep June 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I had an image where the background was bright n had green trees … I followed your steps n did some tweaks … I m surprised to see the results … It turned out to b different but awesome … Thank you! Cheers!

  • Reply gaia35 June 8, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    fun fact, you can make your color grade in photoshop and export the adjustment layers as a LUT you can then use in premiere. (for anyone interested) look into it
    (sear something like: make Luts in photoshop)

  • Reply Kassio Schmidt June 10, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Ótimo tutorial !!

  • Reply Nikolas Manuelides June 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    This is one of the best if not the best color grading tutorial on YouTube, great great video man

  • Reply Karim Jakobsen June 13, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    This was the best grading tut i've ever seen.
    The blending mode part blew my mind.. like – Why the f. has noone ever mentioned that in any of the videos i've watched. This will fix some issues (most of them actually) that i've had grading.

  • Reply Krystian Wyrzykowski June 20, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I was looking for good tutorials (there are not so many) and I found not only the good material but the guy who can do a great job in showing it. Jesus thank You 🙂

  • Reply flowermouth June 21, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Wow. I thought I knew a lot about color grading but this kinda blew me away. Some good stuff here man. Great tutorial.

  • Reply Marcus Vinicius June 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Awesome tutorial!!!! Thanks a lot

  • Reply Craig Henry June 23, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    This is a fantastic tutorial!

  • Reply VinodKumar Photo&Films June 24, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Thank you and you are super cool 🙂

  • Reply Mark DeMarte June 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    This is by far the best tut on color grading that I ever watched. The comparison methods section really brought out the differences you can get. That, along with the color wheel section, really elevates the quality level. I also appreciate the quick explanation on how to remove a color cast. Jesus, I've watched a few of your tutorials and without doubt feel you are a terrific instructor. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I'll be watching it several times to get everything to sink in.

  • Reply Sri Warrior June 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you man, Very useful video.

  • Reply Jürgen Schlei June 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    So nice! Thank you very much!

  • Reply Frank Hernandez June 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Great video Jesus. Game changer. Well done.

  • Reply Olic SN July 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Great tutorial! Thank you!

  • Reply Vyacheslav Opalev July 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Мне понравилось, спасибо за понятные объяснения 🙂

  • Reply Iván Tejero July 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for share your knowledge!
    All are nice tips.

  • Reply RinSuicide July 6, 2016 at 1:02 am

    you're obviously very well experienced with photoshop. it's not like you just threw an adjustment layer and called it a day, you used tools and eye dropper info dialogs that I normally don't see others use. I'm thoroughly impressed!

  • Reply Darkside Rebel July 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Excellent tutorial. What is the point of the layer masks that you are deleting?

  • Reply ErotiikanMaailma July 18, 2016 at 12:18 am

    super good tutorial

  • Reply PS Learn Photoshop Tutorials July 20, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    i have't watch this movie but this tutorials was great Hope soon you 200k subsciber milestone

  • Reply Med Mahogany July 21, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Thank you very Much.

  • Reply shourya jain July 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    will using camera raw and increasing blue temperature can help?

  • Reply 1995Benzo July 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    18:40 WOW! You just got "subbed!"

  • Reply M July 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    GREAT tutorial!

  • Reply Róbert Ferenczi August 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I'm a tutorial eater lifeform. Can't live without tutorials, in the passed 15 years, i have to watch something every day. Even, this is one of the best tutorials i have ever seen.

  • Reply Just Chillin' August 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    tks you ! This video is the most
    detailed tutorial about color grading I have ever watched 😀
    Hope you make more video 😀 And add subtiles like this video
    Sr for my bad English hope you understand

  • Reply Sanjay S September 2, 2016 at 8:03 am

    hi there thks for your tutorial very instructive. did not understand how to color grade without affecting the subject faces. can you explain please

  • Reply angelparc October 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Very nice tutorial specially for a novice in photoshop like me. So far, this is the best tutorial that i can follow clearly. Detailed and it's simple way. Very helpfull. Thank you so much @Photoshop Training Channel

  • Reply C41Nano November 7, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Thank you very much.

  • Reply Sasha Hippiekoala November 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    amazing tutorial!!!

  • Reply Marin Bulat December 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    my first search on this topic. this is the first video and i understand i need nothing more. everything explained perfectly. thanks

  • Reply Rakshith M Rajendra January 4, 2017 at 7:17 am

    the best tut !!!

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  • Reply Rexxar January 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

    thank you very much <3

  • Reply Monica Neary January 31, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Awesome Tutorial my love thank you <3

  • Reply Ulrich von Liechtenstein February 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Are You a color mage? 😉
    10q for video

  • Reply Random dude February 6, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I think you confused something @ min 14:53. You dragged the green slider to the left which added more greens into the highlights, not magenta. The same for the blue curve. You dragged it to the left which added more blue not yellow. Yellow would be dragging down. When I first watched your video a couple weeks ago it confused me and now after watching it again, I know why. This threw me off because first, you said the opposite is magenta but you actually didn't drag it to the opposite direction.

  • Reply The Darker Arts February 7, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Amazing. Thanks very much!

  • Reply Asari February 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Loved this vid. I'm gonna have so much fun with this, thank you!

  • Reply DEAN_TO February 21, 2017 at 1:21 am

    This was an awesome tutorial!

  • Reply Frozen zone Calvin March 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    this is really useful for me thank you =3

  • Reply 13clicks ! March 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    this helped me a lot thanks!!!!

  • Reply Hannah Southerland April 18, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Dude this tutorial is… absolutely amazing. Like… AMAZING. So clear, so… just so good. Really, this is amazing. I thought I loved learning how to use photoshop before! You make the curves adjustment layer not-so-scary!

  • Reply Vimal V April 23, 2017 at 1:50 am

    A bit too heavy stuff for me.. I need to go back n start on the smaller videos first.. Thanks for doing this!

  • Reply Arsalan Khan May 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Asking one thing if this apply only to raw format pictures?

  • Reply omar khaled May 19, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Awesome , great work.

  • Reply Jason Lucas May 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for an incredibly helpful tutorial. I always have such a hard time at understanding curves and general color correction, but you just made it way simpler. An advanced tutorial that even photoshop beginners like me can follow.

    Well done!

  • Reply Arno August 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Your tutorials are so descriptive and to the point, I love it! Thanks so much!

  • Reply Patrick Prophoto August 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Excellent… detailed and comprehensive, I learned a lot. Thanks

  • Reply matwit91 October 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    amazing tutorial, amazin work mate!

  • Reply Андрей Савченко October 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    It's awesome,men!!!! thank you!!!

  • Reply CristianBurns October 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    great tutorial…keep up the good work! subscribed!

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  • Reply 언제나웃음 November 13, 2017 at 4:17 am

    very amazing tutorial! thank very much

  • Reply Ambrose Francis November 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Can I do this on PHOTOSHOP 7.0?

  • Reply Róbert Ferenczi November 27, 2017 at 8:51 am

    can you show the same controls in davinci resolve?

  • Reply CorBeats December 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Probably one of the best tutorials I've ever seen. So much information and value. Everything is explained very well making it easy to follow you. And yet, it didn't get boring not even once. Skipping forward didn't even cross my mind, and that's a huge accomplishment. Well done mate.

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    Wow…your tutorials are awesome….You explains things very neatly…..i am subscribing you😀…..your tutorials are awesome man…it really helped me…😍😁

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    Thumbs UP!

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    deep depth tutorial nice

  • Reply Lorne Tontegode April 3, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    This is the second tutorial I have watched by you. Wow, you know your stuff and I'm learning so much. Thanks! So impressed by your knowledge.

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    What roof deck wanker gave this tutorial a thumbs down? This man's a creative saint. Thank you Mr. PTC!

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    this tutorial is so damn awesome. Great job

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