welcome back to another very exciting tutorialhere at the photoshoptrainingchannel.com. my name is jesus ramirez and you can findme on instagram@jrfromptc. in this video, i'm going to show you how tocreate the cinematic effect using color grading techniques in photoshop, but this video isso much more than that. this is going to be a comprehensive guideinto color grading. we'll discuss the color schemes that are traditionallyused in film and why those colors are used. i'll, then, go to the different tools thatyou can use to apply the color grade. we'll also take time to learn to color-correctan image because it's really important to use images without color casts when applyingcolor grades.
okay, let's get started with the tutorial. first of all, what is color grading? you can think of color grading as a creativecolor correction. it adds a color theme or a color palette toan image or video to help you tell a story. color grading is a term usually reserved forfilm, but these days, a lot of people are using that term in photography as well. what we're going to do today is recreate thelook of a summer blockbuster film on a photograph. first, let's take a look at this color wheel. yellows, oranges, reds, and magentas are usuallywhere you find the skin tones and the complementary
colors are the greens, teals, cyans, and blues. if you don't have a color wheel, you can simplygo to color.adobe.com and you can use the color wheel there. and you can click on complementary, and then,you find a color that is similar to a skin tone, like this one here, you'll notice theopposite colors are in this range hereã³the cool colorsã³like this blue color here. and no matter what skin tone you select, you'llsee that the complementary color is anyone of these greens, teals, cyans, and blues. let's look at some movie stills so that youcan see the effect that we're going for and
how it relates to these complementary colors,and, i guess, that i should warn you before we got started. after looking at these examples, it will bevery difficult for you not to notice this color scheme every time we look at a movie,but i'm sure that it's worth it because it will help you create better color grades onyour images. the first movie still we're going to lookat is of the movie terminator genisys, and this was, perhaps, the most popular movielook. this is a teal orange or blue orange combination. there's a teal tint mostly in the shadowsand an orange color in the highlights, mostly,
in the skin tones. this combination is used because these colorsare complementary colors. and, as you know, when complementary colorsare put side by side, they pop and they stand out. in this case, they make the actor stand out. here's another example of the same color scheme. in the movie mission: impossible - rogue nation,the teal orange is used to make the actors stand out in this action sequence. the movie wonder woman has a great exampleof how the actor's skin tones are not affected
by the blues and teals, even in a cold anddark environment. notice how there's a lot of shadows in thisscene, but the shadows on her skin do not have that blue teal tint. this effect is not only found in action scenesor dark scenes. this still from the movie jurassic world showsthe same color combination in a bright room. this still from the movie justice league showsthe oppositeã³a really dark room where the actors' faces are bright with the orange tint. and the background, even though it's extremelydark, it has blues and teals in it. this combination is also found in scenes wherethere are not actors.
the movie teenage mutant ninja turtles hasthis effect on a shot of new york cityã³teals in the darks and oranges in the lights. although this color effect can work on certainmovies or certain scenes, it can be overdone. in my opinion, 2007's transformers went waytoo far with this effect. the orange in the skin tones are pushed waytoo far and everything else was way too blue. i think that this movie will look much betterif they have desaturated the colors just a little bit. now this is, of course, not the only colorcombinations. this still from the movie the hobbit showsa similar color effect but it uses greens
in the dark areas. usually, the skin tones remain somewhat naturalin most of these color effects. the movie the matrix, however, has an exaggeratedgreen tint to it. the skin tones actually do have some of thatgreen tint, and it works, because it pushes the story forward. it's part of it. they're inside of a computer simulation andthat's the point of color grading. you're telling a story of the colors thatyou apply to your image or film. this is a good time to point out and stressthat there are no rules as to what colors
should be used or how they should be used. this is up to you and the story that you'retrying to convey by adding the color grade. we've been talking about the popular tealorange effect, which is the effect that we're going to try to replicate in photoshop, butas you saw in the matrix still, this is not the only color combination to use. for example, the movie annelie, uses the complementarycolors green and red--green in the shadows and red in the highlights and skin tones. mad max uses a monochromatic color grade throughoutmost of the film. terminator salvation uses grays and very littlesaturation.
this is the second still from the terminatormovie that we used. it's not only because terminator is one ofmy favorite movie franchises, but it uses colors in different ways to convey differentstories. genisys is set, for the most part, beforejudgment day - the apocalypse, while salvation is only set after the destruction of the world,so it makes sense that they would use a gray and desaturated color grade for this film,again, another example of how color pushes the story that they're trying to convey. a color grade is nothing more than a creativecolor correction. its only purpose is to help you tell a story.
sometimes the color grade can change withinthe same scene. in the movie limitless, the main characterdramatically increases his intelligence by taking a pill, and two color grades are applied,depending on his state of mind. the movie has a cold and desaturated lookwhen he is of average intelligence, and it becomes a hot bright yellow when the pillnzt turns him into a genius. you can actually see this color grade changeon screen. everything goes from cold to hot in an instant. and it's supposed to represent how his new-foundintelligence makes him see everything so much brighter and clearly.
this is why i ended with this screenshot. i hope that this 6-minute explanation helpsyou see and understand color grading and color themes more clearly, and that these examplesgive you ideas of how you can color grade your images with the techniques that i'm aboutto show you. when applying a color grade to your photo,you have to be sure that the image that you're using does not have a color cast. ideally, you should be working with neutralgrays. this is not a color correction tutorial, butsince color correcting is so important for color grading, we'll take a few minutes todo a basic color correction, just in case
your image requires it. so, if we want to apply the cinematic coloreffect to this image, we would first have to remove the green color cast. and one of the easiest ways of removing acolor cast is with the curves adjustment layer. so with this curves adjustment layer, we'rejust going to apply a quick color correction. the curves adjustment layer allows you toedit the rgb composite, that is the entire image as a whole, or to use the rgb channelsto make adjustments to each individual channelã³red, green, and blue. i'm going to click on the curves adjustmentlayer and we're going to work with these eyedroppers
here. so let's start by clicking on this top eyedropperwhich helps us set the black point, and then, click and drag on this triangle over to theright. notice how the image gets darker. what we want to do is figure out where thedarkest point of the image is, so i'm going to hold alt, option on the mac, and click. you'll see these weird colors and that's okay. i'm still holding alt, option on the mac. i'm going to click and drag over to the right.
notice that at a certain point, i'm goingto get black. once you start getting black, that means thatthose are the darkest points of my image. so you'll see the front tire get some blackin those areas there. so what i'm going to do is i'm going to releasethe key and with the black point eyedropper selected, i'm going to click in the areaswhere we had black here in the front tire. so i'm going to click, and that there is myblack point. i'm going to do the same thing for my whitepoint. so i'm going to click on the white point eyedropperright down here, hold alt, option on the mac, and click and drag this triangle to the left.
and once you start seeing white, that willbe the brightest point of the image. now be careful when you're setting your whitepoint. make sure that you don't set a specular highlight. make sure that it's a white; they should havesome detail. so, in this case, it's probably right herein this area, so i'm going to click there to set my white point and notice how muchbetter the image looks. now we get to set our neutral gray, so wegot to click on this eyedropper here in the middle, which sets our gray point. and we just got to click anywhere on the imagethat we think will be a neutral gray.
in this case, we can just simply click onthe white here on this truck. this should be a neutral color, so i'm justgoing to click here and notice how much better the image looks just by applying those quickadjustments. we actually did this color correction thelonger way. there's shorter ways of doing it, but i wantedto show you the long way so that you understand what the curves adjustment layer is doingbehind the scenes. so, with the curves adjustment layer selected,i can click on this icon right here and it just resets it, so all the adjustments thatwe made are all gone. now let me show you how to do this much quicker.
adobe likes to hide all the good menus onthe fly out menu right down hereã³this little 4-little line icon. notice that all the panels have it. there's a lot of good options there, so alwaysgo in there and click around and see what you find. one of the options that is hidden here isthe auto options right here. another way of getting to it is by holdingalt, option on the mac, and clicking on the auto button here, which brings up the autocolor correction options. and notice what happens when i click on finddark and light colors.
it color corrects the image almost as we hadit before. photoshop did what we did automatically. it found the dark and light points, so i'mgoing to press ok. and then, the other thing we can do is simplyclick on the eyedropper tool to set the gray point and just click here, where we did before. so, obviously, that was much faster, but iwanted you to understand how the tool works, rather than telling you to click a whole bunchof buttons. and this next example is going to show youhow you can determine what type of color cast your image has.
i'm going to open up this group, but i'm alsogoing to delete the curves adjustment layer that we created since we don't need it anymoreand i'm going to disable this layer. and then, we have these gradients here, andi'm just going to zoom in a little bit, just so we can see them a little bit better inour screen. and what i'm going to do is i'm going to openup the info panel, so i'm going to go into window, info, and that's our info panel here. notice that when i hover over the image, numbersappear. we have r.g.b.ã³red, green, and blue. those are the values of each individual channel,so if i come over into the gradient here in
the center, notice how all the values arethe sameã³rgb. no matter where i hover over, the values areexactly the same. that means that all the levels of each individualchannel are the same. we have a neutral gray all across this gradient. if we look at the gradient to the right ofthat, notice that the red channel has a larger value than the other two channels no matterwhere i hover over the gradient. so, for example, in this point here, i havered of 221, green of 213, and blue of 208. that means that we have a red color cast onthis particular gradient. if i hover over the gradient here to the right,you'll notice the same thing, but in this
case, the blue channel has a higher valueã³177,185, and 197. so, when you're working on your image, justhover over an area that should be a neutral gray and look at those values. if one of the values is much, much higherthan the other, then you probably have a color cast in that particular color. going back into the image of the truck, ifwe hover over this white area here, notice the rgb values, red of 122, green of 177,and blue of 122. obviously, there's a big green color caston this image. so, now, i'm going to click on this tab sowe can work on the image that we're going
to apply the color grade to. and notice that this is an image with neutralgrays. if i hover over the pillar here, you can seethe rgbã³139, 137, and 132. they're not equal but they're close enough,so that means that there is no color cast. i can also move and hover over his suitã³61,62, and 66ã³again, there is no channel that dominates any of the others, so this imagehas no color casts. obviously, if i hover over the yellow here,the blue is going to be really low because the opposite of yellow is blue. that means there's not a lot of blue in thischannel, but this is not a neutral gray.
so keep that in mind. you always got to hover over something thatis a neutral gray. so the first thing that we're going to dois create curves adjustment layer. you don't really need to delete the mask onthis curves adjustment layers, but i'm going to just because i think that it keeps my layerspanel with a little less clutter and it makes it easier for you to see, but you don't haveto delete them. now, i'm going to go ahead and make an extremeadjustment here and i want you to see something. notice how this adjustment not only changedthe luminosity of the image, it also changed the colors of the image.
when working in photoshop, i prefer to havemore control. i prefer to have the colors and the luminanceseparate, so i can control them separately, so, with curves, you're adjusting both. but if we switch the normal blend mode tosomething else, we can control color and luminosity individually. so, first, i'm going to change the blend modeto luminosity, and notice what happens. the luminance values are higher, but the colorsare not saturated, so i'm going to go back and change it to normal. look at the face here.
look at the red here in the pillars, the wayto saturate it. but if i change the blend mode to luminosity,i can make this extreme luminosity adjustment, but the colors are left intact, so that'swhat we want to do. i'm going to click on this icon here to resetthat curve and i'm going to rename it "luminosity," so that we know what that adjustment layercontrols. so i'm going to go ahead and just make anadjustment to this. i'm going to click and drag this point down,and click and drag this point up, just to create a little bit of contrast. and that looks pretty good, so i'm going toleave it up there.
and i guess this is a good time to point outthat as you follow this tutorial with your own images, you shouldn't try to duplicatethe shape of my curve or enter the same numerical values that i do under different adjustments. you got to remember that your images are goingto be different. they're going to have different tonal ranges,different colors, and any adjustment that i make, if you duplicate that exactly, itwill probably have a different effect on your image. so, what you need to do is look at the adjustmentsthat i make and use them as reference. and then, make the appropriate adjustmentsso that it looks good on your image.
so what you need to do now is create a newcurves adjustment layer, and i'm going to delete the layer mask and, you guessed it,this is now going to control the color. so i'm going to go into one of these channels. i'll choose red just for this example, andi'm going to make an extreme color adjustment. notice that this brightens up the image. again, we're controlling both the color andluminosity, but if we change that blend mode from normal to color, we only control ourcolors. watch what happens when i click and drag thispoint down. i don't make the image darker in the oppositecolorã³in this case, cyanã³i simply add the
color, but if i change the blend mode backto normal, notice that the image gets darker. so leave this adjustment layer set to color,and click on this icon here to reset the curve, and, of course, i'll rename the layer andcall it "color," so that we know what it controls. now, before we continue, i'm actually goingto create one more curves adjustment layer just to explain a couple of things. this one's set to normal, so it's going tocontrol both luminosity and color, but it's going to help me explain how the curves adjustmentlayer works. so we have this point here, and i can clickand move that point around to make adjustments to the image, that, there, is the black point,as represented by the gradient right below
it. you can think of this horizontal gradientas a before point and this vertical gradient as the after point. so, currently, the black point, as you cansee right from the gradient below it is black, but if we click and drag that up, it's nolonger black. now, it's this shade of gray here to the left. the same thing is true for this point up here. notice how it's white here at the bottom,but if i click and drag it down, it's no longer white.
now, it's this shade of dark gray. so by dragging these points up or down, weadd light to the image. so i can create a new point and i can clickand drag it down to take away light and click and drag it up to add light. you can think of it as a dimmer switch, likewhat you may have at home. you can subtract light and add light as youdrag the dimmer switch up or down. we also have the individual channels. let's start with the red channel. i can add light, in this case, the color ofthe channel which is red, or i can reduce
light, which will subtract the color of thechannel and add the opposite color of the channel, in this case, cyan. notice that line that runs across the curvespanel here. if i point us above that line, it's goingto add light in that color, again, red. if i point us below that line, it's goingto take away the channel's color and add the opposite color, in this case, cyan. if you don't see that line, you can clickon this icon here and go into the curve displace options and make sure the baseline is enableand see how it sort of appears and reappears there.
now, i've been mentioning that there's anopposite color to every channel. red's opposite color is cyan, green's oppositecolor is magenta, and blue's opposite color is yellow. and those are very important for you to rememberso that you know which channel controls what color and how to move them accordingly. now if you don't remember what the oppositecolor of this channel is, simply go into the info panelã³red, green, and blue. right across from that, you have cyan. green, right across from that, you have magenta.
blue, right across from that, you have yellow. i've created this graphic, which you can findon my website photoshoptrainingchannel.com. look for the link right below this video totake you directly there. i will also include it for the download forthis tutorial. and while you're at my website downloadingthis image and the other tutorial assets, don't forget to check out my courses. i have a beginner's photoshop course, a compositingcourse, and a few others, so check them out. but, anyway, i'm going to delete this curvesadjustment layer, and i'm going to continue working with the color curves adjustment layerthat we created earlier.
and we're going to start working with thered channel. and if you remember, the movie look effectthat we're going for includes the blue, teal in the darks, and the orange in the lightcolors, especially, in skin tones. so, what i can do is i can click and dragthis point, and if we go under the line, we take away the color of this channel, in thiscase, red, and we have the oppositeã³cyan. so notice how the darks are now getting thatcyan color. now we can click and drag this point to theright, and then, click and drag this point to the left, the lights. notice the skin colors, they're getting redder.
now, we can work this way, and there's actuallya better, easier way to work. we can click on this icon here, this directselection tool, so we can get this eyedropper and we can hover over the image. notice that as i hover over the image, there'sa circle going up and down that line. that's telling us what value is directly underwhat i'm hovering, so i can come into anyone of these points so, maybe, here. click and drag down to add cyan, and then,came into the face and click and drag up and add red. and notice that by making that simple adjustment,we already created a very convincing movie
look effect. now i can go on to the other different channelsto continue working on the image, clicking on the green channel, and i can click on theskin tones, click and drag down to take away green because i want to add a little bit ofmagenta. and then, on the darks, i can click and dragup to add a little bit of green. if i go into the blue channel, i can do thesame. i can click on anyone of these dark areasand drag up to add blue, and the face, i can click and drag down to take away blue andadd a little bit of yellow. and as simple as that, we created the tealorange color effect in photoshop.
now this effect is not complete. we can actually continue working on it, soa couple of things that i want to show you is just a few shortcuts to make it easierto work for you, so i'm going to go back into the red channel, and notice how we createdthese points. you can actually see what point is selected,the point that's filled in. that means that we can now control that point. you can click and drag on them as you seeme do already, or you can use the arrow keys in your keyboard to move them up or down,left or right; so i can move this up or i can move it down, left or right.
you can use the plus or minus keys to movebetween points, so notice how i'm pressing the plus key right now to go up the line,and i can press the minus key to go down the line. so, i can select the point at the bottom,and then, drag up to take away some of that cyan or drag it down to add more of that cyan. so this is how you would make those fine adjustments. sometimes it's a little hard to control ifyou're using a mouse, and even a little bit harder to control if you're using a wacomtablet. sometimes, you click and drag more than youintend.
and, actually, this kind of photoshop tips,these little tidbits, they're the kind that i show on my daily photoshop tip. i have a daily photoshop tip on all my socialmedia accounts, so check me out on facebook, pinterest, google+, and all the others. and if you subscribe to my newsletter, thenonce a week, i'll send you a recap of the previous week's photoshop tips, and it's alla whole bunch of stuff like this, hitting shortcuts and things like that. but, anyway, another thing that you may wantto do is go back into the luminosity layer. and now that you know that you can selectthis button here, you can click on it and
drag on areas that are too dark. now, i'm using this icon a lot, but everytime i switch between layers, i have to select if i click on this icon here and select autoselect target adjustment tool, that will automatically get selected. notice that i can switch between curves adjustmentlayers, and it's always selected, so i'm going to leave that on because i'm going to keepusing it. and under luminosity, i'm just going to goin the areas that are too dark and lighten them up a bit. maybe some areas need to be a little bit darker,so maybe click and drag this down.
and one thing i want to mention is usuallythe one i have points that are too close to each other, like here, so i can just clickand drag one out. and the reason for that is if you have twopoints and you drag them side by side, you're going to wash out the image, and it's notgoing to look very good, like this area here. so it's a good idea not to have points thatare too close to each other. so we can continue experimenting with thisimage and try to get a better effect. in this case, i think this is going to begood for this example. i already achieved the effect that i was goingfor, and what i'm going to do now is simply put these adjustment layers into a group byholding shift, and clicking them both, then
pressing ctrl g, command g on the mac, andi'm just going to call this group "curves," because i applied a curves adjustment layer. so that's before and that's after. sometimes when you finalize your color grading,the adjustment layers on their own, they're not good enough, and you just need a moretargeted result. so what you can do is use other adjustmentlayers and use a layer mask, so i'm going to click on the quick selection tool. i'm going to click and drag on his face tomake a selection, and then, i'm going to create a new adjustment layer right above the coloradjustment layer.
and this is going to be a hue and saturationadjustment layer, and i can simply saturate the face more if i need to, obviously, that'sway too much. this is not the transformers movie and i can,maybe, make other adjustments if need be. in this case, they're not really necessarybut i just wanted to show you that you do have that option. also, you can apply the hue and saturationadjustment layer as a global adjustment, so i'm going to delete the layer mask and, maybe,you can bring down the saturation, so we still have those tones that we apply, but they'renot as saturated. so this will be a little bit more like theterminator salvation movie that we looked
at in the examples. so, as you saw, it's not very difficult. i'm sure that you can do it on your own. and if you decide to color grade an image,upload it to instagram and use the hashtag #ptcvids. that way, when i search for that hashtag,if i see your image, i'll comment on it. but, anyway, i do understand that the curvesadjustment layer can be a bit intimidating for some people. so what i'm going to do is i'm going to showyou how to recreate this effect using other
tools in photoshop that maybe a little moreintuitive that may be a little more visual. but, in the end, i think the curves adjustmentlayer is the better tool, so i recommend learning it, but i still want to give options for thosepeople who are just starting out. what i'm going to do now is create a differentadjustment layerã³selective color. and selective color allows us to select andadd or take away a different color, so we have these colors here. so, for example, the blacks, these are thedark areas of the image. i can add cyan. notice that we have cyan here.
if i click and drag to the right, we add cyan. what do you think will happen if we clickand drag to the left? we'll add the opposite color and, as we know,it's red. so in the darks, we're going to add cyan. we want to take away magenta to add a littlebit of green, and we want to take away yellow to add a little bit of blue, and we can actuallymake those darker by adding more black. in the reds, which is where the skin tonesusually lie, we can take away cyan, we can add magenta, we can add yellow, we can decideto make him darker or brighter. in this case, i'll make him a little bit darker.
and we can continue working with the othercolors, maybe in the neutrals, we'll just add a hint of cyan, and maybe a hint of blue,by taking away yellow, of course. so, as you can see, we created a very similareffect using the selective color adjustment layer. notice that this time we left it set to normalbecause we're adjusting the luminance values on a separate slider. of course we can continue and make adjustmentsto different colors, but i think this does a good job illustrating how this adjustmentlayer could create a very similar effect. there's yet another way of creating this effectwith a different adjustment layer and that's
with the color balance adjustment layer, andthis one helps you select shadows, midtones, and highlights, and add the colors. and, actually, this adjustment layer doesa great job in showing you each channel's opposite color. we can start with the shadows and we can addcyan, we can add blue, and we can add green, and we create that teal effect. we can go into the highlights, add a littlebit of red, a little bit of magenta, and maybe a little bit of yellow. and, again, we have that same blue, teal,orange effect that we're going for, and believe
it or not, there's more ways of achievingthis effect. let me disable this layer. there is something called a color lookup adjustmentlayer. and this adjustment layer allows you to applylookup tablesã³lut files. and lut files are used for color grading invideo, adobe speedgrade, adobe after effects, and adobe premiere, all use these types offiles to apply color grades to videos. in photoshop, we have some of those filesbuilt in. if you click on this dropdown here, you'llsee a list of color grades that we can apply so i can select one and just scroll down thelist, and you can see all these color grades
that we can apply to this image. the one that we're looking for is the tealorange plus contrast and i'm going to click on that, and it applies the effect that we'retrying to recreate. now, i want you to notice one thing. we don't have any controls. we can't adjust the effect. we can, of course, bring down the opacity,or we can decide to use color, so we only take the colors from that adjustment layeror even the luminosity, to only take the luminosity values of that adjustment layer, and we don'thave a lot of control.
so that's one of the reasons why i don't liketo show this technique to start out with. now don't get me wrong. i use color lookup adjustment layers all thetime, but i am aware of their limitations, so i do use blend modes and opacity to makethe right adjustments when i do use them. and you can actually create color lookup adjustmentlayers based on the color grades that you apply with regular adjustment layers. so what i'm going to do now is select thecolor lookup layer, hold shift, and click on the selective color adjustment layer toselect all three, and hit the delete key on the keyboard to delete them or you can clickand drag them on to the trash.
and i'm going to click on this composite folderwhich shows the composite files that i used to create this image, and i'm just going todelete that as well because we don't need that for what i'm going to show you now. we can actually export this color grade asa lut file and apply it to video using any of the applications that i mentionedã³premiere,speedgrade or after effects. but before we export the adjustments, we needto have a background, so go into layer, new, background from layer. notice that, now, it renames it "background"and it's got that little lock there. now go into file, export, color lookup tables,and these are the options that you get.
i'm going to leave them all at default, butmake sure that cube is selected, and then, press ok. and i'm just going to save it in the folderfor this tutorial that i have in my computer. i'm calling it "cinematic color grading,"click on save, and photoshop is going to save that lookup table. now i can disable this curves adjustment layerand i can come in here and add a color lookup adjustment layer, and i can load a 3d lut,and notice the file that i have here. i have a cinematic color grading.cube andi can click on that, click on load, and photoshop is going to load that lut file onto photoshop,and notice that it's exactly the same adjustment
that i created, but on one single color lookupadjustment. and i can take that same file and take itinto premiere, take it into speedgrade or take it into after effects, and apply thecolor grade that i've created in photoshop onto a video. i'm not going to keep this adjustment layerfor this tutorial because i don't really need i'm happy using the curves adjustment layerto create that effect, but it is the same effect. and another way that you can apply the colorgrade in photoshop is by using a gradient map, and this doesn't work at all like theadjustment layers that we've been using, but
i still think that it can help you createsome pretty interesting color grades. so let me show you how to create one of those. i'm going to click on the adjustment layericon and select gradient map. by default, the gradient map uses a foregroundand background color, but i'm going to click on this down-pointing arrow and simply selectblack and white. this is going to turn the image, of course,black and white. i'm going to double click on the gradientto bring up the gradient editor. and the way this works is very simple. it maps a color to your image based on theluminance values, so using black and white
makes it really easy to understand. this color here on the left controls the darkestpoint. this color on the right controls the lightestpoint. so the darkest point is black, obviously,the darkest point here will be black. if the lightest point is white, then the lightestpoint on the image will be white. but what if we choose different colors? for example, this preset here? now the dark point is this purple. notice how it's reflected here on the image.
and the lightest point is now this orange. notice how what used to be white in the imageis now orange, and, obviously, the colors in-between our gradient and in-between thosetwo colors. now, usually, you don't get really good colorgrades just by selecting two colors and pressing ok. you have to use blend modes, so you can usea blend mode like overlay, soft light, color, just so you can better blend the colors withyour image. and i'm just going to leave it at normal,for now, click on this down-pointing arrow, and then, click on the gear icon.
and notice here the different gradients thatphotoshop gives us to work with. and the one we're looking for is called photographictoning. i'm going to press ok to replace my defaultcolors and i can see what this look like. now these are not necessarily much betterat first, but if i select one like this one here, i can come in and change the blend modeto something like soft light and notice the difference. this looks a lot more like the color gradesthat we have been applying, and i can select the different ones to help us find the appropriatecolor grade for our image. so something like this looks pretty good.
and this is using soft light. i can try overlay, which is the stronger effect,and, of course, color, but usually, that doesn't work as well. soft light is one of my favorites when usingthe photographic tonings under the gradient map. and that's it for this tutorial. i hope that you enjoyed it and that you learnedsomething new. make sure that you leave all your commentsor questions down below. if you create an image using this tutorialor any other of my tutorials, feel free to
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