Getting the color of a photo is not a trivial task. Some use Lightroom presets, but those don’t play nice with Photoshop. On the other hand, creating a nice look in Photoshop is a time consuming (and not to mention daunting) task.
But fret not! there is a way to accomplish looks and color correction in Photoshop by using a pro-level tool call Look Up Table (or LUT). LUTs are better than presets both because they work in Photoshop (and not only in Lightroom), but also because they working in a low lever that does not take away image quality.
That is why we made a kickass collection of lookup tables for you. We could have made three packages, but really wanted to cram a lot of value into one package so we are offering 82 LUT files in three groups.
- Correction LUTs: a set of 30 LUTs to help correct the different colors on photos. The luminance range is separated into the 3 primary colors and their secondary colors. This allows to quickly correct skin tones, blacks and highlights.
- Skin LUTs: 18 different skin looks that we use in different workflows for our work.
- Brownz Bonus LUTs: – 34 looks from Photoshop master Peter “Brownz” Braunschmid
Here is a quick example of all the skin corrections applied, of course, you can always use masking and selection to only colorize part of the photo.
How To Apply A look In Photoshop
- Extract the LUT package to a folder of your choice (one time only)
- Add an LUT adjustment layer to your photo
- Select Load 3D LUT file
- Navigate to the folder from (1) and select one of the LUT files.
How To Add an LUT look to the drop down menu
the above method is not fun. If you find yourself using an LUT file many times, its easier to put it on the LUT menu. Here is how to do it:
- Open the zip file or folder where you downloaded the LUT files
- copy the relevant LUT files to “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Presets\3DLUTs”
make sure to change “Adobe Photoshop CC 2017” to match your Photoshop installation