This Lightroom Color Grading Video Will Change Your Editing!

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Lightroom Color Grading Tutorial

Color grade in Lightroom like never before

Improve your color grading in Lightroom and apply amazing color effects to your photos with this incredibly creative Lightroom editing technique.

Inside this Lightroom tutorial you’ll learn a crazy trick for color grading that might change the way you edit forever. Go beyond the color grading tool inside of lightroom and unlock crazy lightroom editing effects using this genius hidden Lightroom feature nobody ever told you about.

 

A new way to color your images – Beyond the color grading panel

As we all know, Lightroom replaced the split toning panel with the color grading tool a while back, and it is unquestionably BOMB.
But sometimes the color grading panel just can’t quite get the look you’re going for…
  1. Sometimes you might want to add a single color overlay to the entire image
  2. Sometimes you might only want to color the BRIGHTEST parts of the highlights, instead of the whole highlight range
  3. Sometimes it might be nice to soften the clarity on JUST the highlights, while sharpening the midtones etc.

I stumbled across this technique that lets you do ALL of that, without using the color grading tool AT ALL.

For those who would rather read than watch, this technique uses radial filters combined with luminance range masks to create a DIY color grading tool.
3 separate radial range masks control the highlights, midtones and shadows respectively.
The cool part of this idea is not only can you add whatever COLOR you want to each zone, but you can also add all the other effects that are available inside of a radial filter!
Dehaze, clarity, contrast, exposure adjustments etc can all be dialed in separately on the highlights, midtones and shadows – Which creates some amazing possibilities.
Save 3 blank luminance radial filters as a preset and you can easily apply this technique to any of your photos with 1 click.
It’s a little more awkward than the color grading tool because of the DIY setup, but it creates some AMAZING color grading options that have genuinely changed the way I color grade.
What do you think? Would you use this technique or too much work?

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